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Jumper leads for hilux

Post by nswart » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:59 pm

Hi,

I am getting everything I may need in a break-down situation. Not that I foresee anything that may cause me any trouble, but they say that prevention is better than cure.

After doing some research I found a range of different jumper lead cables on the Internet. Is there anything in particular I have to look out for when buying it? Any advice will be appreciated.

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Re: Jumper leads for hilux

Post by Steve5car » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:19 am

Big heavy duty ones , most of the will be listed for under 2.0 litre and some for above 2.0 litre ,
The smaller ones tend to get a bit hot and can't cope with the load. :gr8:

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Post by Phil Parker » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:10 am

Buy the big chunky Halfords ones, 3500cc and above, they are good quality for the price.
I've used them for jumping big heavy duty power sources and they've held up :gr8:

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Post by maadmaan10 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:34 am

Heavy duty and LONG. Don't buy anything less than 4M long!
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Post by timberjohn » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:21 am

I have a set of these http://www.sealey.co.uk/PLPageBuilder.a ... results=16 and have been very pleased with them, not cheap but I got them well below list price. Alternatively you could use the spec as a guide to what you want.
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Post by darkstar » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:08 pm

Halfords heavy duty surprisingly good and pretty cheap

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Post by kp nuts » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:40 pm

big heavy duty clamps, long and thick cabling, follow instructions, be carefull if there are vehicles with ecu,s

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Post by mudslingger » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:41 pm

Better off with a jump pack, loads of other uses, and won't spike ecu or damage other electrical parts

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Post by kp nuts » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:38 pm

Jump packs are fine till they go flat, I have them at work and also massive leads, for general 4x4 use leads are better and you can put a spike gaurd on if your worried.

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Post by nswart » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:21 pm

Thanks guys, I now have starting point again. Your advice is appreciated.


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Re: Jumper leads for hilux

Post by cHEROkeeV8 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:53 pm

Ive got the 25mm 3500 and above leads from halfords. I would because i work there haha.

Great quality and jump my brothers TD5 often enough :whistle:

also, on the vehicle being jumped, As long as you connect the positive to the positive terminal and the negetive to an earth point on the other side of the vehicle, you should never have a problem with alarms and ECU's etc

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Post by darkstar » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:31 pm

Yes odd that, I had the RAC out to my 17 month old Qashqai for the first time in 75K and the battery had just gone flat! the RAC fella jumped it with a pack and used the earth from the engine, his reason for this was if he jumped across the terminals the cars computer may think the battery wasn't there and it may not charge it!? As for the fault no idea cars been fine since :)

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