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Wiring harness wire

Postby Terracar » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:46 pm

This may just be a moronic question, so I apologize if it is, but I have not found anything definitive on the interwebs.

I have a few ideas that I am tossing around and a few of those ideas will require me rebuilding/building a wire harness from scratch. These harnesses would be very similar to the engine harness that you need when performing swaps etc.

So the question is: What type of wire? I have read there is some serious wire that meets xxx standards that many race teams use, do I need to use this type or ?

Basically I plan on getting some reels of wire and away I go with the harness. Any input?

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Wiring harness wire

Postby celigts » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:40 pm

This would be an interesting question to hear about.

Sorry if it's jacking your topic but where can I find the parts to rebuild a harness.
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Re: Wiring harness wire

Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:01 am

Most of the connectors (except the AFM) are out there, just not sure
where. I suppose that people who do the harness rewiring know where
but arent telling ...... What would really be nice to find is
the solid/stripe wires that Toyota has versus the solid color only wires. I dont think the Toyota
wiring manuals have the wire guages :( So cant help you there.
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Re: Wiring harness wire

Postby Corey » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:16 am

Dr. Tweak has various OEM harness connectors available.

http://www.tweakdperformance.com/index2.html
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Wiring harness wire

Postby celigts » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:42 am

I'll definitely look into dr tweak. I've asked for a quote and he wants I believe around 3-500 to have a harness built from scratch.
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Re: Wiring harness wire

Postby Terracar » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:31 pm

Yeah, my main question is what wire to use, not necessarily the gauge. Standard run of the mill wire that you can find anywhere or is there a special kind?

Yeah and Tweak has most of the connectors which is very handy.

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Re: Wiring harness wire

Postby concealer404 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:39 pm

Terracar wrote:Yeah, my main question is what wire to use, not necessarily the gauge. Standard run of the mill wire that you can find anywhere or is there a special kind?

Yeah and Tweak has most of the connectors which is very handy.

-Terracar



If you want it to be as durable as the OEM harness, it's special stuff, not what you buy at RadioShack.

DIYAutotune uses TXL Grade wire.

Good sources:

Waytek Wire
riwire.com
http://www.terminalsupplyco.com/
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Re: Wiring harness wire

Postby Terracar » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:16 pm

Thank you kind sir. Just what I was looking for.

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Re: Wiring harness wire

Postby concealer404 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:33 pm

De nada! 8)
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