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How-To: Big 3 Upgrade (Extremely Pic-Heavy)

Discussion in 'Tech How To' started by mblouir, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. mblouir

    mblouir I need a hobby.

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    I was always under the other assumption. No one's ever said that from the Big 3 upgrades I've read. Thanks for pointing that out, Bernie! Looks like I need to purchase a new fuse.
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    ^ I've heard the opposite too, on countless threads of Big 3 Upgrades, they always say to use the fuse rated for the cable.
     
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    mblouir I need a hobby.

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    Just saw your comments, guys. Thanks! :thumbs:
     
  4. Bernie

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    For the lead between the alternator and the battery? Why fuse it to protect the cable, when the alternator will fry long before the amperage gets anywhere near the capacity of that cable? (1/0 battery cable is rated for 265 amps) Think about it... what does that protect? The alt will blow before the fuse will, which will then cutoff any current flowing in the cable. So you're using a $150+ alternator to protect a $7.00 fuse and a few bucks worth of cable.
     
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    mblouir I need a hobby.

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    Gonna go out tomorrow and take some new pictures. They won't be as in-depth as the first set that poofed on me, but they should help one out enough to get this done.
     
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    Yeah get on it!
     
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    Thanks Matt!

    I remember reading this when you first did this... and looking to do this in the near future!

    looking forward to more pics!
     
  9. mblouir

    mblouir I need a hobby.

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    Here are the updated pics, guys. Hopefully they help. The pictures should be self-explanatory when it comes to cable locations, but let me know if you have any questions. I'll repeat what I said in the original post: this isn't a set-in-stone way....it's the way I did it.




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