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Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee

Photo credit:  Jeep WJ belonging to an employee of Custom Battery Cables in Apache Junction, Arizona.

Hopefully, you’ve found this page because you are looking for high-quality aftermarket battery cables for Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Jeep vehicles.

How we build them:

The cables are built from 1/0 (“one-aught”) cable for the starter and engine block ground. The heavier wire helps reduce voltage drop so you get more power to the starter. After we crimp on cast copper terminals with a 12-ton hydraulic crimper, we seal the connection with heavy wall adhesive lined heat shrink.  The picture to the left is an actual stock cable from a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.0L I-6. Compare the thickness of the wires showing below the heat shrink. Note the heavy duty adhesive lined heat shrink which helps prevent battery acid and acid fumes from corroding the cables.  Even the battery bolt and nut are top shelf.  The nut and bolt have an anti-corrosion plating.  All cables are also shipped with battery washers.
All the positive cables come with a starter lug cover.  That’s because the oil filter on the 6 cylinder engine is directly above the starter.  The lug cover should help prevent an accidental short circuit when changing the oil.  Of course, you must install it properly and use caution when changing the oil filter.  Covers for the battery terminal ends are available for an extra $5 each.
The positive cable is a 40 inch long 1/0 cable with a 5/16 starter lug and a 22-inch #4 lead with a 90 degree 5/16 heavy duty lug for connecting to the fuse block.  A starter lug cover is included.  The negative cable is 30 inches, 1/0 w/16 lead for chassis ground.   Please double check measurements on your Jeep before ordering.  I can’t guarantee they are right for your application.
The fuse block is 4 gauge wire with a single hole heavy duty 90 end. The wire is heavier gauge than the factory wire for reduced voltage drop. If you have the factory 2-hole connector you may need to fabricate a jumper. Some guys just cut the old connector off and use it for a jumper.

I ran these same cables on my personal 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  They worked great.  I think the engine cranked faster and it started right up.  I even noticed the voltmeter on the dash was reading a little higher.  Of course, I didn’t actually scientifically measure these before and after (I wish I had) so it’s more of a “feeling” than a fact.   We’ve sold a bunch of these over the past 15 years.

If you don’t see what you need here please contact me and we’ll custom build something for you.

XJ and ZJ Cherokee and Grand Cherokee 4.0L Kits:

We sell two (2) different sets for XJ and ZJ Jeep vehicles.

I designed 40/30 kit for use on my personal 1997 ZJ.  It should work for any XJ or ZJ where the negative cable grounds to the coil bracket.  The 40/30 kit is almost the same except for older vehicles where negative connects to the engine in a different place.

A lug cover, 8 gauge 5/16 lug (for modifying the Jeep “Y” cable), a terminal for the starter solenoid, heat shrink, anti-corrosion bolts and battery washers are included with purchase.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some minor modifications are needed.

  • These cables have a straight starter lug instead of the molded starter/solenoid/cover combo. You will need to reroute the positive cable.
  • You will also need to cut the solenoid wire and add a ring terminal to it (included in kit).
  • If your Jeep is equipped with the negative “Y” cable, you will need to cut the cable and install a #8 terminal on it.  (Click here for details).  An 8 gauge 5/16 lug for modifying the negative “Y” cable and a piece of heat shrink is also included in the kit.
  • You may need to modify the cover to the fuse box to get it to close over the larger battery-to-fusebox wire.  I do NOT recommend that you leave the cover off.  You don’t want the mud and dirt getting in there.
  • For more detailed instructions see our installation instructions page.

Jeep ZJ - 1993-1998 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, 4.0L - 40/30 Kit

Designed for 1993 - 1998 Grand Cherokee (ZJ) but may fit other models where negative grounds to engine at the coil bracket.

Positive:

  • 40 inch red 1/0 cable with a 5/16 lug.
  • 22 inch 4 ga lead w/90 deg 5/16 lug.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.

Negative:

  • 30 inch 1/0 black cable w 5/16 lug.
  • 16 inch lead for chassis ground.

The kit also includes: 

  • Installation kit (8 gauge lug for modifying the Jeep "Y" cable with heat shrink and a terminal for the starter solenoid).
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Tin plates corrosion resistant bolts (standard automotive top post only).

Options and Upgrades:

  • Military terminals upgrade optional.  See below. (Recommended if adding accessories like lights or winch).
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below. (Recommended.  It's a safety item. Don't accidentally arch your wrench setting it on battery).
  • Upgraded alternator cable optional.  See below. (Use 16" 4 ga for an upgraded alternator.  Probably not needed if using the stock alternator).

Cables in the standard kit will be built with die-cast copper battery terminals.  Cables with the military terminal option will be built with plated heavy duty ring terminals and military battery terminals.

(Military option is shown in the drawing)

 

$117.70

SGX Option

  • Use high-temperature wire (SGX) instead of standard wire (SGT)
  • Recommended for right-hand steering vehicles where cables are on the same side as the exhaust manifold.
$18.95

Build cables set using Military Style Terminals

  • Using the military (or "universal adapter") style terminals allows you to add as many electrical accessories with ease.  Great for adding a winch.
  • Large cross bolt is 3/8".
  • They also have the advantage of being able to replace just the terminals and not the entire cable.
  • Must be purchased with a cable set.  

Includes:

  • If you purchase this optional upgrade, the cable set will come with tin-plated heavy duty 3/8" lugs and military-style terminals instead of standard battery terminals.  3/8" Nylock nut included.
$14.00
 

Jeep - Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, 4.0L - 40/45 Kit

Positive:

  • 40 inch red 1/0 cable with a 5/16 lug.
  • 22 inch 4 ga lead w/90 deg 5/16 lug.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.

Negative:

  • 45 inch 1/0 black cable w 5/16 lug.
  • 16 inch lead for chassis ground.

The kit also includes: 

  • Installation kit (8 gauge lug for modifying the Jeep "Y" cable with heat shrink and a terminal for the starter solenoid).
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Tin plates corrosion resistant bolts (standard automotive top post only).

Options and Upgrades:

  • Military terminals upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.
  • Upgraded alternator cable optional.  See below.

Cables in the standard kit will be built with die-cast copper battery terminals.  Cables with the military terminal option will be built with plated heavy duty ring terminals and military battery terminals.

$123.80

SGX Option

  • Use high-temperature wire (SGX) instead of standard wire (SGT)
  • Recommended for right-hand steering vehicles where cables are on the same side as the exhaust manifold.
$18.95

Build cables set using Military Style Terminals

  • Using the military (or "universal adapter") style terminals allows you to add as many electrical accessories with ease.  Great for adding a winch.
  • Large cross bolt is 3/8".
  • They also have the advantage of being able to replace just the terminals and not the entire cable.
  • Must be purchased with a cable set.  

Includes:

  • If you purchase this optional upgrade, the cable set will come with tin-plated heavy duty 3/8" lugs and military-style terminals instead of standard battery terminals.  3/8" Nylock nut included.
$14.00

Cherokee and Grand Cherokee 5.2L V8 Kit:

Jeep - Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, 5.2L V8 - 44/48 Kit

Positive:

  • 44 inch red 1/0 with 5/16 lug.
  • 18 inch fuse box wire with 5/16 90-degree lug.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.

Negative:

  • 48 inch black 1/0 with 3/8 lug
  • 16 inch chassis ground wire w 3/8 lug

The kit also includes: 

  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Tin plated corrosion resistant bolts (standard automotive top post only).

Options and Upgrades:

  • Military terminals upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.
  • Upgraded alternator cable optional.  See below.

Cables in the standard kit will be built with die-cast copper battery terminals.  Cables with the military terminal option will be built with plated heavy duty ring terminals and military battery terminals.

(Military option is shown)

$124.00

SGX Option

  • Use high-temperature wire (SGX) instead of standard wire (SGT)
  • Recommended for right-hand steering vehicles where cables are on the same side as the exhaust manifold.
$18.95

Build cables set using Military Style Terminals

  • Using the military (or "universal adapter") style terminals allows you to add as many electrical accessories with ease.  Great for adding a winch.
  • Large cross bolt is 3/8".
  • They also have the advantage of being able to replace just the terminals and not the entire cable.
  • Must be purchased with a cable set.  

Includes:

  • If you purchase this optional upgrade, the cable set will come with tin-plated heavy duty 3/8" lugs and military-style terminals instead of standard battery terminals.  3/8" Nylock nut included.
$14.00

WJ – 1999-2004 Grand Cherokee “Big 3” Kits:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some minor modifications are needed.

  • You may need to modify the cover to the fuse box to get it to close over the larger battery-to-fusebox wire.  I do NOT recommend that you leave the cover off.  You don’t want the mud and dirt getting in there.

Jeep WJ - 1999-2004 Grand Cherokee with 4.0L I6

"Big 3" kit (Positive, Negative & Alternator) for Jeep WJ with 4.0L inline 6.

Includes:

Positive Cable:

  • 48 inch red 1/0 battery to starter cable with 5/16 starter lug.
  • 27 inch 4 gauge battery to fuse box wire.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.

Negative Cable:

  • 28 inch black 1/0 battery to engine block cable.
  • 44 inch 4 gauge chassis ground wire.

Alternator:

  • 18 inch 4 gauge alternator to fuse box with fuse link.  The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include fuse link.

Also includes:

  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Tin plated corrosion resistant bolts (standard automotive top post only).
  • Military battery terminal upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.

Cables in the standard kit will be built with die-cast copper battery terminals.  Cables with the military terminal option will be built with plated heavy duty ring terminals and military battery terminals.

$166.00

Jeep WJ - 1999-2004 Grand Cherokee with 4.7L V8

"Big 3" kit (Positive, Negative & Alternator) for Jeep WJ with 4.7L V8

Includes:

Positive Cable:

  • 58 inch red 1/0 battery to starter cable with 5/16 starter lug.
  • 27-inch 4 gauge battery to fuse box wire.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.

Negative Cable:

  • 44 inch black 1/0 battery to engine block cable.
  • 40-inch 4 gauge chassis ground wire.

Alternator:

  • 52 inch 4 gauge alternator to fuse box with fuse link.  The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include fuse link.

Also includes:

  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Tin plated corrosion resistant bolts (standard automotive top post only).
  • Military battery terminal upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.

Cables in the standard kit will be built with die-cast copper battery terminals.  Cables with the military terminal option will be built with plated heavy duty ring terminals and military battery terminals.

$181.40

SGX Option

  • Use high-temperature wire (SGX) instead of standard wire (SGT)
  • Recommended for right-hand steering vehicles where cables are on the same side as the exhaust manifold.
$18.95

Build cables set using Military Style Terminals

  • Using the military (or "universal adapter") style terminals allows you to add as many electrical accessories with ease.  Great for adding a winch.
  • Large cross bolt is 3/8".
  • They also have the advantage of being able to replace just the terminals and not the entire cable.
  • Must be purchased with a cable set.  

Includes:

  • If you purchase this optional upgrade, the cable set will come with tin-plated heavy duty 3/8" lugs and military-style terminals instead of standard battery terminals.  3/8" Nylock nut included.
$14.00

Individual cables/parts for Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee:

Jeep - Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 40 inch positive cable only.

Positive:

  • 40 inch red 1/0 cable with a 5/16 lug.
  • 22 inch 4 ga lead w/90 deg 5/16 lug.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.
  • Terminal for the starter solenoid.
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Tin plated corrosion resistant bolts (standard automotive top post only).
$64.00

Jeep - Cherokee and Grand Cherokee 4.0L 30 inch negative cable only.

Negative:

  • 30 inch 1/0 black cable w 5/16 lug.
  • 16 inch lead for chassis ground.
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Tin plates corrosion resistant bolts (standard automotive top post only).
$54.20

Jeep - Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 45 inch negative cable only.

Negative: 45 inch 1/0 black cable w 5/16 lug and 16 lead for chassis ground.

$50.98

Jeep - Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, 5.2L 44 inch positive cable only.

Positive:

  • 44 inch red 1/0 with 5/16 lug.
  • 18 inch fuse box wire with 5/16 90-degree lug.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Tin plated corrosion resistant bolts (standard automotive top post only).
$63.50

Jeep - Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, 5.2L 48 inch negative cable only.

Negative:

  • 48 inch black 1/0 with 3/8 lug
  • 16 inch chassis ground wire w 3/8 lug
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Tin plated corrosion resistant bolts (standard automotive top post only).
$61.50

Add Battery Terminal Covers

If purchasing a standard set, covers will be for standard terminals (shown in picture).  If purchasing the military terminal option, covers will be included for the military terminals.

Each set contains:

  • One (1) Black Terminal Cover
  • One (1) Red Terminal Cover

 

$10.00

Jeep - Grand Cherokee and Cherokee 16 inch alternator cable.

This 4 ga alternator cable for the 4.0L I-6 engine in Cherokee and Grand Cherokee Jeep vehicles is 16 inches with a 5/16 straight lug for the fuse block connection with a fusible link.  The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap cables that do not include fuse link.

Please select correct lug on the alternator end.  1/4 inch lug for early stock alternators.  5/16 for later stock and high output aftermarket alternators (stud size not the nut size).

Recommended for alternators less than 180A (stock were 90 and 120).

Some modification of plastic cover at fuse block connection may be needed.  May also need to modify lug at the alternator if the alternator has a plastic guard around the output stud.

$31.50

Jeep - Grand Cherokee & Cherokee, 21 inch alternator cable.

This 4 ga alternator cable for V8 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee Jeep vehicles is 21 inches with a 5/16 straight lug for the fuse block connection with a fusible link.  The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap cables that do not include fuse link.

Please select correct lug on the alternator end.  1/4 inch lug for early stock alternators.  5/16 for later stock and high output aftermarket alternators (stud size not the nut size).

Recommended for alternators less than 180A (stock were 90 and 120).

Some modification of plastic cover at fuse block connection may be needed.

$32.50

Military Ordnance/Universal Terminal Covers - per cable

Price is for one (1) cover
NOTE: Included in our FULL dual battery diesel kits.
Select color below.

$5.00

Don’t see the cable you wanted here?  Custom Battery Cables be happy to build a custom cable to your specifications.  Go to the Custom Orders page for more information.

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