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Heavy Duty Jeep Wrangler Cables.

We sell Wrangler sets that are based on measurements sent to us from customers.

Start Relay or Fuse box connections.

Jeep Wranglers use several different connections from the battery to start relay or fuse box.  Please select the correct fuse box connection when ordering.  Jeep may have built something not shown. If you need a different configuration, please email me.

Early Jeep YJs have a wire that goes from battery to a starter relay under the battery tray with a straight lug.  The alternator wire goes from the battery side of the start relay to the alternator. See picture at left, 1989 YJ is shown.
Later Jeep YJs used a two-hole in-line connection from the battery to fuse box and a straight connection from the alternator. See picture at left, 1994 YJ is shown.
Some early TJ models used a single-hole, 90-degree lug and straight alternator connection.  See picture at left, 1996 TJ shown.
Later TJ models used a two-hole “side-by-side” connector with the alternator wire crimped into the connection.  See picture at left, 2002 TJ is shown.

How we build them:

 Our cables are built from cast copper terminals using 2 gauge or optional extra heavy duty (XHD) 1/0 (“one-aught”) SAE SGT battery cable for the starter and engine block ground and #6 (or #4 gauge with  XHD option) wire for the fuse block or body ground wires.  This is larger than the stock wire to lower resistance and improve cranking.  A high temp SGX wire is also optional. We seal the connection with heavy wall adhesive lined heat shrink.  In the picture at left, compare the thickness of the wires.  Note the stock cable doesn’t have any heat shrink sealing the connection.  Anti-corrosion bolts and battery washers are also included.
 All the positive cables come with a starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.  Covers for the battery terminal ends are available for an extra $5 each.
 Fuse block cables are a larger wire with heavy duty ends for lower resistance (#4 wire shown).

Alternator wires come with a fuse link. The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include fuse link.

 The stock 2-hole fuse block connector (Jeep 2002 TJ shown) has the battery cable and the alternator wire ganged together.
  We replace that by separating the wires and putting a heavy duty 90-degree end on each one.   Together, the 2 cables work to replace the goofy Jeep 2 hole connector.

Here’s the result -A perfect fit!

All the Jeep Wrangler YJ and TJ cable sets include a positive battery cable with starter lug cover, negative battery cable, an alternator cable with fuse link, anti-corrosion battery washers.

1986-1995 Jeep YJ Wrangler battery cable kits:

Alternator wire ordering information: There are a few different styles of alternator wires. Please specify what you need when ordering. 
Length: Some customers have told us a longer alternator wire would be a better fit.  I’m not sure if it’s a difference in years or engine type. We now offer a choice between a 26-inch or a 32-inch alternator wire.
Lug Size: Later model Jeeps and some high output alternators need a 5/16 inch lug instead of 1/4 inch.  If in doubt order 5/16.  It’s only 1/16 inch bigger. It will still work.
Bend:  Alternator wires on YJ Wranglers use a straight lug to connect to fuse block instead of the 90 degree angle end shown in picture above.  

Jeep YJ/TJ - 1987-2002 2.5L Wrangler 2 ga Cable Set

Intended for use on 4-cylinder 2.5L AMC engines used until 2002 in Jeep Wranglers.

NOTE: These are too short for the 2.4L DOHC engines.  

Includes:

  • 2 gauge positive battery cable with 4 ga fuse block lead.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.
  • 2 gauge negative battery cable with 6 gauge chassis ground.
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries can leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Anti-corrosion bolts (standard automotive top post only).

Options:

  • Military terminal upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.
  • Kit does NOT include alternator cable.  

Early model Jeeps use a 1-hole fuse connector at a start relay.
Later models use 2-hole fuse block connector at a fuse box.

Please inspect your Jeep's fuse box and select correct alternator connection when ordering.
Please select "starter relay" for single hole or "fuse box" for 2 hole connection for power distribution.

$87

Jeep YJ - 1986-1995 Wrangler 2 ga Cable Set

"Big 3" (positive, negative and alternator) kit intended for use on stock 4.0L or 4.2L (in-line 6) engines. 

Includes:

  • 2 gauge positive battery cable with 6 ga fuse block lead.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.
  • 2 gauge negative battery cable with 6 gauge chassis ground.
  • 6 gauge alternator cable with fuse link. The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include fuse link.
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Anti-corrosion bolts (standard automotive top post only).
  • Military terminal upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.

Please select below:  Alternator length (26 or 32 inches), Alternator stud size (1/4 or 5/16 of an inch) and if your Jeep has starter relay or fuse box for power connection.

$138.00

Jeep YJ - 1986-1995 Wrangler 1/0 ga (Extra Heavy Duty) Cable Set

"Big 3" (positive, negative and alternator) kit intended for use on high-performance engines  (high compression or stroker engines).

Includes:

  • 1/0 gauge positive battery cable with 4 gauge fuse block lead.
  • 1/0 gauge negative battery cable with 4 gauge chassis ground.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.
  • 4 gauge alternator cable with fuse link. The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include fuse link.
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Anti-corrosion bolts (standard automotive top post only).
  • Military terminal upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.
  • Please Note: One customer reported that the wires were "so thick they were difficult to route to my liking". If you want cables that are easier to route purchase the 2 ga set.

Please select below:  Alternator length (26 or 32 inches), Alternator stud size (1/4 or 5/16 of an inch) and if your Jeep has starter relay or fuse box for power connection.

$149.00

1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler battery cable kits:

Jeep TJ - 2003-2006 2.4L Wrangler 2 ga Cable Set

Intended for use on 4-cylinder 2.4L DOHC "PowerTech" engines used 2003-2006.

NOTE: These are too long for the 2.5L engines.  

Includes:

  • 2 gauge positive battery cable with 4 ga fuse block lead.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.
  • 2 gauge negative battery cable with 6 gauge chassis ground.
  • 4 gauge alternator cable with fuse link. The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include fuse link.
  • anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • anti-corrosion bolts (standard automotive top post only).
  • Military terminal upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.

Early TJ Jeeps use 2-hole fuse block connector that requires a 90-degree bend on the alternator lug.
Later TJs use a 1-hole fuse block connector with a straight alternator connection.
Please inspect your Jeep's fuse box and select correct alternator connection when ordering.

$157.95

Jeep YJ/TJ - 1987-2002 2.5L Wrangler 2 ga Cable Set

Intended for use on 4-cylinder 2.5L AMC engines used until 2002 in Jeep Wranglers.

NOTE: These are too short for the 2.4L DOHC engines.  

Includes:

  • 2 gauge positive battery cable with 4 ga fuse block lead.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.
  • 2 gauge negative battery cable with 6 gauge chassis ground.
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries can leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Anti-corrosion bolts (standard automotive top post only).

Options:

  • Military terminal upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.
  • Kit does NOT include alternator cable.  

Early model Jeeps use a 1-hole fuse connector at a start relay.
Later models use 2-hole fuse block connector at a fuse box.

Please inspect your Jeep's fuse box and select correct alternator connection when ordering.
Please select "starter relay" for single hole or "fuse box" for 2 hole connection for power distribution.

$87

Jeep TJ - 1997-2006 4.0L Wrangler 2 ga Cable Set

Intended for use on stock 4.0L (liter) engines. 

Includes:

  • 2 gauge positive battery cable with 4 ga fuse block lead.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.
  • 2 gauge negative battery cable with 6 gauge chassis ground.
  • 4 gauge alternator cable with fuse link. The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include fuse link.
  • anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • anti-corrosion bolts (standard automotive top post only).
  • Military terminal upgrade optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.

Early TJ Jeeps use 2-hole fuse block connector that requires a 90-degree bend on the alternator lug.
Later TJs use a 1-hole fuse block connector with a straight alternator connection.
Please inspect your Jeep's fuse box and select correct alternator connection when ordering.

$137.20

Jeep TJ - 1997-2006 I-6 Wrangler 1/0 ga (Extra Heavy Duty) Cable Set

Intended for use on high-performance inline 6 cylinder engines.  High compression or stroker engines. (info on strokers here)

Includes:

  • 1/0 gauge positive battery cable with 4 gauge fuse block lead.
  • 1/0 gauge negative battery cable with 6 gauge chassis ground.
  • Starter lug cover to protect against accidental short circuits during oil changes.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a cover.
  • 4 gauge alternator cable with fuse link. The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include fuse link.
  • anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • anti-corrosion bolts (standard automotive top post only).
  • Military terminal upgrades optional.  See below.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.
  • Please Note: One customer reported that the wires were "so thick they were difficult to route to my liking". If you want cables that are easier to route purchase the 2 ga set below.

Early TJs jeeps use 2-hole fuse block connector that requires a 90-degree bend on the alternator lug.
Later TJs us a 1-hole fuse block connector with a straight alternator connection.
Please inspect your Jeep's fuse box and select correct alternator connection when ordering.

$145.85

Options and Extras:

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

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

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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