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    0 gauge terminal install

    Whats the best way to attach ring terminals to 0 gauge wire for big three? Bench vise? Soldering? Both??



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    Unless u have professional crimpers like the big 3foot ones solder them




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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    Depends which style of terminal you're using.



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    Solder.



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    Solder it is



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    Exactly why I just bit the bullet and got the crimpless terminals from Monster. Though I've heard some people have success with a table vise



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    hammer and chisel to fold in the ends and smash the split down looks clean then used a blow torch and solder and melter a shiz ton of solder on it solid good connection pics of it in my build log . if you search my name



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    I think Im going to use the table vise and also solder just to make sure. Just going to be a pain.



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    Problem with a poop-ton of solder is you could end up having it wick under the insulation which causes risk for breakdown earlier in life of the cable. I would say tin the bare wire before you add the solder and then use only enough solder to make the wire bond with the terminal. Takes a little more finesse, but if you're OCD like me, the payoff is worth it.

    Keep in mind, I'm used to soldering on microprocessor stuff, so it's all smaller scale.



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    mine went fast once you do it once it works and not hard to do



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    i just use a vise, i smash each side seperately because ive had bad luck with trying to mash both side of the split on the terminal at once, especially 0 guage terminals, there like hardened steel.. so smash one side flip it sideways 90 degrees smash it from the side a bit then flip at another 90 degrees and smash it again then do that to the other side of the split on the terminal, never tried soldering,




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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    Quote Originally Posted by inferno1985 View Post
    i just use a vise, i smash each side seperately because ive had bad luck with trying to mash both side of the split on the terminal at once, especially 0 guage terminals, there like hardened steel.. so smash one side flip it sideways 90 degrees smash it from the side a bit then flip at another 90 degrees and smash it again then do that to the other side of the split on the terminal, never tried soldering,
    yeah even hammering eac hside seperatley and using a blunt chisel to pinpoint the smashing i used a torch heated connetor real hot melted a ton of flux in the wire and just kept feeding solder in there fills the whole wire and terminal up so its a real good connection . youll never be worried about that being the weak point in your system



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    I always use a vise with a pipe on the handle so I can crank down on it super hard.. Just be careful I destroyed my cheap vice, I would either get the Harbor Freight crimpers (they will fit 1/0 terminals) for 50$ or use a vice AND solder. A mechanical connection is far superior to solder, but used in conjunction it's the best.



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    Wow, you guys make it hard on yourselves, Lol.

    I just use one of these Hammer crimpers, http://www.atlweldingsupply.com/asse...%20crimper.jpg

    Or if I'm in a hurry I just grab a hammer and a big wide chisel and smash the middle down.

    Using Copper lugs only, not the dinky little cheapo's.



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    Re: 0 gauge terminal install

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderFire View Post
    Wow, you guys make it hard on yourselves, Lol.

    I just use one of these Hammer crimpers, http://www.atlweldingsupply.com/asse...%20crimper.jpg

    Or if I'm in a hurry I just grab a hammer and a big wide chisel and smash the middle down.

    Using Copper lugs only, not the dinky little cheapo's.
    only make sense if your hooking up mass amount of 0 guage terminals lol.. myself only needed like 6 or some terminals, plus i needed a good workout anyways! LOL :P




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