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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 fuse box with a 90-degree lug coming from battery and straight connector from the alternator.  See picture at left. 1996 TJ is 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.  The chassis (body) ground is #6 ga wire.  The fuse block is a #4 gauge.  These are larger than the stock wire to lower resistance and improve cranking.  A high temp SGX wire is 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!

Differences between the kits:

The “Zen Kit” (the “one with everything” kit) has all the extras and is intended for the Jeep enthusiast. It comes with military ordnance terminals so you can add as many accessories as you’d like and just replace the terminal if you have a problem in the future. It comes with an upgraded alternator cable so if you have the 135A Jeep or Dodge Durango alternator upgrade this is the kit for you.  Covers are included in the price.   We include the loom (the black wavy plastic stuff on the outside of the wires) for free as a bonus for buying this kit. 
The “Military Kit” comes with the mil terminals so it’s easy to add accessories or replace just the terminals but it has standard alternator wire and does not come with loom or covers. 
The Standard kit is the lowest cost and closest to stock.  It might be right for you if this Jeep is the daily grocery-getter and you don’t plan on doing anything fancy with it. The covers and loom are optional.

Cable kits for 1986-1995 Jeep YJ Wranglers with 2.5L, 4-cylinder engines:

Jeep YJ 1987-1995 2.5L Wrangler 2 ga Cable Set

Jeep YJ - 1987-1995 2.5L I-4 (4 Cyl) Wrangler Cable Set

Intended for use on 4-cylinder 2.5L AMC engines used until 1995 in Jeep YJ Wranglers.   IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • These are too short for the 2.4L DOHC engines used in 2003 - 2006 Jeep TJ Wranglers.
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. Required: Inspect your Jeep's battery to fuse box wire.  Some have a straight terminal going to a start relay.  Others have a 2 hole connector with 90-degree bend going to a fuse box.  Please select "1-hole start relay" or "2-hole-90 fuse box" for when ordering.
$87

Cable kits for 1986-1995 Jeep YJ Wranglers with 4.0L or 4.2L, 6-cylinder engines:

 

Ford F-150 1992-1997 I-6 4.9L 2 ga Cable Set ZEN

Zen Big-3 Cable Kit for Jeep YJ - 1986-1995 Wrangler 4.0L 4.2L I-6 6 cylinder

Our "Zen" (one with everything) "Big 3" kit (Positive, Negative & Alternator) for Jeep YJ with an inline 6.  Military terminals, covers and loom included.  Buy this kit and get the loom for free.

Early YJs use a 1-hole relay for power distribution at a relay.  Later YJ Jeeps use a 2-hole  90-degree terminal at the fusebox.  Please refer to pictures 1 and 2 above, and select the correct end below.

Includes:

  • 2 gauge positive battery cable with 4 ga fuse block lead and 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 cover and a fuse link for an upgraded alternator (up to 160A - suitable for use with Durango upgrade).  The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a fuse link.
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Military battery terminals.
  • Battery terminal covers.
  • Loom installed on cables.

Required:
Inspect your Jeep's battery to power distribution.   Please select "1-hole start relay" or "2-hole-90 fuse box" for when ordering.

$173.00

Jeep YJ - Military style cable kit for 1986-1995 Wrangler 4.0L 4.2L I-6 6 cylinder

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

Includes:

  • Same as above EXCEPT 6 ga alt instead of 4ga and MINUS the loom and covers.

Options:

  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See the bottom of this page.
  • Alternator cover optional. See the bottom of this page.
  • Loom optional. See the bottom of this page.
$153
Jeep YJ 1986-1995 Wrangler 1/0 ga Extra Heavy Duty Cable Set

Jeep YJ - 1986-1995 Wrangler 4.0L 4.2L I-6 (6 cyl) 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:

  • Cast copper standard top post automotive battery terminals.
  • 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.
  • 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 kit above.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See bottom of page.

Required:
Inspect your Jeep's battery to fuse box wire.  Some have a straight terminal going to a start relay.  Others have a 2 hole connector with 90 degree bend going to a fuse box.  Please select "1-hole start relay" or "2-hole-90 fuse box" for when ordering.

$139.00

Cable kits for 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler with 2.5L or 2.4L 4-cylinder engines:

Jeep TJ 1997-2002 2.5L I-4 Wrangler Cable Set

Jeep TJ - 1997-2002 2.5L I-4 (4 Cyl) Wrangler Cable Set

"Big 3" (positive, negative and alternator) kit intended for use on stock 2.5L (liter) 4-cylinder engines. 

Notes:

  • Similar to the 4.0L kit except shorter battery-to-starter and alternator cable.
  • Not for the 2.4L DOHC engine.

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.
  • 6 gauge alternator cable with fuse link (for stock alternator - contact us for aftermarket high output alternators). 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 TJs use a 1-hole fuse block connector with a straight alternator connection.
Later TJ Jeeps use 2-hole fuse block connector that requires a 90-degree bend on the alternator lug.
Please inspect your Jeep's fuse box and select correct alternator connection when ordering.

$134.00
Jeep TJ 2003-2006 2.4L I-4 Wrangler Cable Set

Jeep TJ - 2003-2006 2.4L I-4 (4 Cyl) Wrangler Cable Set

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

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • These are too long for the 2.5L engines. 
  • For pre-95 2.5L in Jeep YJ Wranglers, see the YJ section above.

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.
  • 6 gauge alternator cable with fuse link (for stock alternator - contact us for aftermarket high output alternators). 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.
$157.95

Cable kits for 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler with 4.0L 6-cylinder engines:

Ford F-150 1992-1997 I-6 4.9L 2 ga Cable Set ZEN

Zen Big-3 Kit for Jeep TJ - 1997-2006 4.0L I-6 (6 Cyl).

This is our "Zen" (one with everything) "Big 3" kit (Positive, Negative & Alternator) for Jeep TJ with 4.0L inline 6.  Military terminals, covers and loom included.  Buy this kit and get the loom for free.

Includes:

  • 2 gauge positive battery cable with 4 ga fuse block lead and 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 cover and a fuse link for an upgraded alternator (up to 160A - suitable for use with Durango upgrade).  The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a fuse link.
  • Anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • Military battery terminals.
  • Battery terminal covers.
  • Loom installed on cables.

Early TJs (1997) use a 1-hole fusebox connection.  The fusebox end of the alternator wire is straight.
Later TJ Jeeps (1998-2006) use a 2-hole fusebox connector that requires a 90-degree terminal on the fusebox end of the alternator wire.  Please refer to pictures 3 and 4 above.
Please inspect your Jeep's fuse box and select the correct connection when ordering.

$171.20

Jeep TJ - Military style cable kit for 1997-2006 4.0L I-6 (6 Cyl) Wrangler

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

Includes:

  • Same as above EXCEPT 6 ga alt instead of 4ga and MINUS the loom and covers.

Options:

  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See the bottom of this page.
  • Alternator cover optional. See the bottom of this page.
  • Loom optional. See the bottom of this page.
  • Alternator upgrade from 6 ga to 4 ga for a high output alternator.
$151.20
Jeep TJ 1997-2006 4.0L Wrangler 2 ga Cable Set

Jeep Wrangler TJ - 1997-2006 4.0L I-6 (6 Cyl) Standard Cable Set

"Big 3" (positive, negative and alternator) kit intended for use on 4.0L (liter) inline 6 cylinder engines. 

Includes:

  • 2 gauge positive battery cable with 4 ga fuse block lead (standard automotive top post).
  • 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 (standard automotive top post terminal)
  • 6 gauge alternator cable with fuse link (for stock alternator - contact us for aftermarket high output alternators). The fuse link is a protection device like a circuit breaker.  Beware of cheap kits that do not include a fuse link.
  • anti-corrosion battery washers. Batteries leak acidic fumes around the post.  Use these washers to help prevent corrosion.
  • anti-corrosion bolts.
  • Options:
    • Battery terminal covers optional.  See the bottom of this page.
    • Alternator cover optional. See the bottom of this page.
    • Loom optional. See the bottom of this page.

Early TJs (1997) use a 1-hole fusebox connector.  The fusebox end of the alternator wire is straight.
Later TJ Jeeps use a 2-hole fusebox connector that requires a 90-degree terminal on the fusebox end of the alternator wire.  Please refer to pictures 3 and 4 above.
Please inspect your Jeep's fuse box and select the correct connection when ordering.

$137.20

2007-2017 Jeep JK Wrangler battery cable kits:

Jeep Wrangler JK 2006-2011 3.8L V6 EGH 2 ga Cable Set MIL only

Jeep Wrangler JK - 2006-2011 3.8L V6 EGH, 2 ga Cable Set, MIL only

Intended for use on 2006-2011 Jeep Wrangler JK with stock 3.8L EGH V6 engines.

This is a new product based on stock cables from a 3.8L EGH V6 provided by a customer.  These are different than the 3.6L Pentastar.  We have sold a few kits and received positive feedback however the design is subject to change.

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).
  • The military terminal upgrade is standard.  Do NOT purchase upgrade separately.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.

 

$145.20
Jeep Wrangler JK 2012-2017 V6 Pentastar,2 ga Cable Set MIL only

Jeep Wrangler JK - 2012-2017 V6 Pentastar, 2 ga Cable Set, MIL only

Intended for use on Jeep Wrangler JK with stock 3.6L Pentastar V6 engines.

This is a new product based on stock cables from a 2016 (3.6L Pentastar) provided by a customer.  I've been told the 3.8L EGH V6 used in the 2006-2011 is different.  We have sold several kits and received positive feedback however the design is subject to change.

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).
  • The military terminal upgrade is standard.  Do NOT purchase upgrade separately.
  • Battery terminal covers optional.  See below.

 

$144.45

Options and Extras:

Military Style Terminals

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
various Battery Terminal Covers in black, red

Add Battery Terminal Covers

If you purchased a standard set, covers will be for standard terminals (shown in picture).  If you purchasing the military terminal option, covers will be for the military terminals (not shown).

Each set contains:

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

 

$10.00
Battery Cable Stud Cover

Add Alternator Terminal Cover

If your purchase includes an alternator cable, we will include a cover for an additional $5.  

Contains:

  • One (1) Red Terminal Cover (size varies based on which alternator wire you are getting).
$5.00

Reviews:

 O3dJeeps did a review of our cables on their YouTube channel.  For the review of our cables click here. To check out their YouTube channel go to https://www.youtube.com/c/o3djeeps

 

Travis sent us this unsolicited email regarding our YJ kit.

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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