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What to do with old battery cables...keep/sell/scrap?

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I replaced all cables on my 98.5 with a set from http://www.custombatterycables.com/ .  Very pleased with how the new ones turned out.  Trying to think of what I should do with my old set.  The terminals are shot, they have lost their clamping power, but I know that can be fixed with new terminals being put on.  Maybe theres a member out there who may need a set.  Only one terminal had a very very minor amount of corrosion which I cleaned off.   

 

When it comes to scrapping any insulated wire, do you get more if you take the insulation off?  I have never scrapped insulated wire.     

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When scrapping the always cut the insulation off. They dont want to skin them and will give you much less with the insulation on. Dont burn it off either. i would probably keep some of it just in case of emergency maybe. 

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I replaced mine from custombatterycables as well and I just kept my old ones. Figured that maybe somewhere down the road either me or someone else would need them. I'm sure you could scrap them though no problem.

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No pics of how they turned out?? C'mon man!

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All scrap recyclers take all types of insulated cable its just classed different for pricing. Short chunks of battery cable would be easy to strip but anything over that is not worth the extra couple pennies a pond for the labor involved. I did this with a few hundred pounds of copper wiring I bought at an auction a couple years ago, spent about 8 hours trying to strip some of it and soon realized it was not worth it, took it all to the scrapyard and they confirmed it too and explained the different classes of copper wire. Starters and alternators or electric motors are another story if one can disassemble these into "Clean" copper and aluminum makes a huge difference in price.

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On 9/16/2016 at 7:47 AM, Hawkez said:

No pics of how they turned out?? C'mon man!

I keep forgetting to hit the "follow" button so I can get notifications to responses. :doh:  I'll get a photo up soon.

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On 9/17/2016 at 10:55 PM, sooxies said:

I keep forgetting to hit the "follow" button so I can get notifications to responses

 

You can set up your profile to automatically follow any thread you post in.

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I replaced all of the cables on my dodge, and it also solved alot of issues with torque converter lock up.

 

i would suggest that they may be going bad, and not to reuse them. I know that when i cut my cables that they were starting to rot out from the inside.

 

I got my replacement from mopar on amazon.

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