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hammertime 09-22-2009 08:42 PM

Buying wire
Where is the best place to buy wire to rewire a car 14 gauge >? 25ft or 50ft
found 100ft for 11.47 each but dont really want that much

any good places I am missing ?

BEAST477 09-23-2009 04:10 AM

David have you tried NAPA? I've gotten it there not sure on price.

itsabird 09-23-2009 07:05 AM

a good place to check, is any electrical companys, or contractor, in your area, sometimes they have drop off,s, stuff too short for their useage, you may get it for little or nothing provided it what you need.

JEFF69Z28 09-23-2009 08:23 AM


ARUSSELL 09-23-2009 09:23 AM

Originally Posted by JEFF69Z28


curtisreed 09-23-2009 11:22 AM

You can buy the wire that Painless sells in 25' or 50' rolls. It is head and shoulders about the machine wire sold at Depot and most electrical supplies. I have my car wired with it and it is much more flexible so it would be less likely to break the wires from vibration and the covering has a higher temperature rating. They offer 20 different colors in 14 gauge. I know you like using quality components on you cars so I thought I would suggest this.


dak697 09-23-2009 12:45 PM

I would agree with Doorracer. Painless sell quality wire, also I wired a car for a friend of mine, Doug Bracey in California sold him some wire that was embossed with Water Pump, Fan, Fuel etc it was pretty good stuff.

I use 14 awg TEW wire. it is rated at 220 F. multistrand and flexible. The insulation is heavier and it is rated to 600VAC. This is a type of wire that is used in electrical control cabinets for industry. The down fall is that it only comes on rolls 250 feet plus. It does come in a wide variety of colors. I also have had heat shrink tags made up that I put on the wire in various spots to help identify the circuit.

For wire rating
Temperature rating
Multi strand..TEW 14 awg would be 41 strands

TheYellaBrick 09-23-2009 02:21 PM

Cheap wire = higher resistance = lower available voltage to component = shorter lifespan of said component.
source links coming forthwith;

I972Nova 09-23-2009 03:42 PM

I have been buying my wire from Jegs in their brand. Its 14 guage and flexible. It works real good, I have wired 4 cars with it and no issues. Its not that cheap, but you get what you pay for, lol...

hammertime 09-23-2009 06:31 PM

Originally Posted by BEAST477
David have you tried NAPA? I've gotten it there not sure on price.

Mike went there today 25ft 14ga 10 colors its GPT wire which is what waytek and delcity offer as primary wire for auto. RATED BETWEEN -40F AND 176F OR -40C AND 80C 6.95 each so not terrible

I went to home depot today, they dont offer any auto wire and I wont use the other stuff. I checked out the painless stuff and the stuff jegs sells, its a bit pricey compared to other stuff I have looked at. Of course like mentioned ya get what ya pay for.. I may just bite the bullet and buy 100ft or 250ft spools this go around. Wiring race cars has became almost a hobby in itself for me just cant find good wire at a good price.

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