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Portable Super Winch wiring harness solution

Super Winch wiring harness kit for portable applications

We've decided against making a portable Super Winch extension cord and instead went with an auxiliary wiring harness that was custom made for portable winch applications like this.

The positive strand is 25 feet long so it will reach the battery from the bumper. The negative side is only 4 feet and will need to attach to the frame near the rear. Both strands are 2 gauge with a heavy duty quck connector crimped at the end.

I started the job of routing the positive wire underneath the truck when I wimped out due to the ground being cold and wet. Maybe it'll be warmer tomorrow?

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Make sure the negative connection to frame is coated with an antioxidant grease, the two dissimilar metals can corrode very quickly. Stainless steel or brass fasteners would be great for the connection but not necessary.
Comment by zimmy Mon Oct 3 22:00:37 2011
Good point! I remember someone had said something about that when we had a corrosion issue with our golf cart wiring, but I'd forgotten all about it.
Comment by anna Tue Oct 4 18:41:08 2011

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