What wire do you use for battery relocation?

What wire do you use for battery relocation?

The battery cable should go from the battery to the starter motor using the same copper 0 gauge wiring, and from the starter to the power distribution stud and alternator charge terminal. You don’t need 0 gauge for this. 4, 6 or 8 gauge will do, depending on the electrical demands in the car.

Can you relocate a car battery?

You can get all of the benefits of setting the engine back by simply relocating the battery from the front of the engine compartment to the trunk. This simple mod can change the weight distribution of a car from 1 to 2 percent.

Is 2 gauge wire good for battery relocation?

Depends on what you’re running for electronics. Big sound system, fuel pumps, ecu, gauges, etc. If you’re running pretty lean on electronics then 4 gauge will be plenty, but if you’re running lots of stuff 2 gauge will suffice.

Is 4 gauge wire OK for battery relocation?

Re: Is 4 gauge wire ok for a battery relocation? (OutToWinPAHC) 4 gauge is the smallest i would go. As long as it is a good quality wire( braided copper) you should be fine.

Why put a battery in the trunk?

Because the engine is typically under the hood, cars naturally have more weight on the front wheels than on the rear wheels, and moving the battery under the trunk is a way to combat this uneven weight distribution.

What gauge wire is a car battery?

Ideally, a 6 gauge cable is the best option for a 12-volt power supply. This automotive wire can sustain a maximum of 60 volts and is ideal for 12-volt electrical systems.

Can welding cable be used for battery cable?

Can you use Welding Cable for Battery Cable? Welding cable a suitable replacement for a battery cable. This is because these cables often carry the same amperage rating if they are the same AWG size.

Why does BMW put the battery in the trunk?

Most BMW models have a trunk-mounted battery, rather than a traditional engine-bay-mounted battery. This is due to limited engine bay space (large engine in a small area) and the desire to keep the weight balance as close to 50/50 as possible.