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Old 04-12-2007, 05:23 PM
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Take it to a stereo shop, they will do it ussually for free. I did that with my last truck, now I did buy a bunch of stuff from them in the past but I don't see them saying no.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:25 PM
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I suspect quite a few of us are in that boat right now

I could not even buy my wife a B-day present How do you think she took that Now I have to let her drive the 4Runner everyday for a month Plus I am still broke............
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TLCA #6136
Going under the knife again !

85 4runner Marlin Ultimate 5" lift 40" MTR's Soft top and doors Towed to Moab by the Big Blue Whale, 07.5 Dodge Mega Cab Laramie 4" lift covered and chiped No more slow lane for me
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:49 PM
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I went over to Westmarine, on County Line, this week to pick up more cable and lugs and got to talking to one of the guys in there. Lo-and-behold they have an entire work bench set up for customers to use to make their own cables !!!!! Buy your stuff there and you are welcome to use it. Cutters, strippers and a bench mounted compound leverage crimper, every thing a gearhead would need to get-er-done right!!!!
SWEET! That is super close to me. I'll have to swing by and check it out!
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:38 PM
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SWEET! That is super close to me. I'll have to swing by and check it out!

Lookout for the price, I buy some of my boating items there but only when they are on sale.
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Going under the knife again !

85 4runner Marlin Ultimate 5" lift 40" MTR's Soft top and doors Towed to Moab by the Big Blue Whale, 07.5 Dodge Mega Cab Laramie 4" lift covered and chiped No more slow lane for me
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:44 PM
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Lookout for the price, I buy some of my boating items there but only when they are on sale.
Thanks for the heads up...Unfortunately they've got me while I'm in a hurry and can't spend too much time searching out the best price
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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

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Old 04-12-2007, 08:36 PM
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Gee, I didn't even have to make a post!

+1 on Seldom Seen's advice BTW...
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:37 AM
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Here is how I do it.
Use a propane torch to heat up the 2 gauge end you got at the car parts store. (hold it with pliers)
Tin the inside with solder.
Put heat shrink tubing on wire a couple of feet away from the end.
Stick cable in end.
Crimp by putting the end in the vice with the little craftsman screwdriver in the middle of the end so it smashes down the middle of the end to try to force the cable to seperate.
Test mechanical connection. Crimp a little more if it wiggles.
Heat up the crimped end and fill that sucker with solder. Go ahead an tin the outside if you want to. It seams to reduce corrosion.

Let cool. Then slip heat shrink tubing on. Use to torch one last time to do the heat shrink tubing.
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SWEET! That is super close to me. I'll have to swing by and check it out!

Post up your findings -- it sounds like it'd worth a trip up there (after all the components are acquired & mounted).
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:21 PM
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Post up your findings -- it sounds like it'd worth a trip up there (after all the components are acquired & mounted).
Will do Hants...I'll try to run by after work if they are still open today. If not it will be this weekend
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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

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Old 04-15-2007, 11:42 PM
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Post up your findings -- it sounds like it'd worth a trip up there (after all the components are acquired & mounted).
Ok...So I ventured to West Marine Friday evening. Nice guys in the store.

Impressions:

Selection: Pretty slim pickens. Not sure if they were just running low on some stuff or what but there wasn't much variety and they seemed to be out of a lot of items. I found what I need though so I was

Price: Tom mentioned in an earlier post that they are pricey. Not having priced out the stuff I needed I can't say for sure but I think I agree with Tom. Price for two 2ga battery terminal lugs/ring was around $8. Came in packages of 2. Crimper deal (actually a swagger?) was ~$25. I looked at price of 4ga cable and it was $5.50/foot but keep in mind this is a marine store so the cable is marine cable (so the guy said).

They do have the "work bench" where customers can put together their own cable (tough for me to do seeing that the cable was attached to the LX). Not much but looked decent enough to get the job done if you had all your cable measured out etc. I'm not sure if you could show up with your own stuff and use the bench.

I inquired about whether or not they offered clubs discounts. NOPE. I explained to the guy about the RS club and that it was through the forum that I heard about the store. It didn't seem to matter.

Anyway, if you are in a pinch and need some cable, lugs, etc. they have the items if you can't find the stuff elsewhere. This week I'm going to run into Quality Auto Sound on County Line just west of Quebec (SW corner next to Le Peep) to see what they have.

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'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

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