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1/0 gauge ring terminal will not fit on my positive battery terminal screw I need help

 

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Username: Cplaya280

Pennsylvania USA

Post Number: 1053
Registered: Oct-05
I have a 2000 chrysler concorde and i ordered some 1/0 gauge ring terminals and i went to hook the ring terminal to my wire and that fit fine but the positive battery terminal screw is to big for me to fit my ring terminal on. Is there any suggestions what i can do like is there a way to make the ring terminal a little wider so it fits on the positive battery terminal screw or is there something i can buy to make it fit thanks.
 

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Username: Wackzirth88

K-town, Il U.S.

Post Number: 389
Registered: May-09
i had the same problem. i just ran a drill bit thru it to make the hole just a little bigger to fit the positive terminal screw in. works just fine
 

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Username: Cplaya280

Pennsylvania USA

Post Number: 1054
Registered: Oct-05
what would i drill it into tho like a piece of wood or the ground or what? I think i tried to drill and make the hole bigger once before and put the terminal on a piece of wood so i had something to drill into and the drill bit ended up gettin stuck in the piece of wood. And also the other problem i had when i tried this was that the ring terminal ended up getting jammed onto the drill bit and i couldn't get the terminal off then so i had to end breaking a drill bit to get it off :/ How did you exactly do it . Thanks
 

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Username: Delsole

Post Number: 1541
Registered: Feb-05
I usually drill them out also. Or you can order bigger rings.
 

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Username: Cplaya280

Pennsylvania USA

Post Number: 1055
Registered: Oct-05
where can i order bigger rings most the rings look teh same size at least the ones i ordered off of the Knuconeptz website. I tried looking for some other sides that had the holes bigger so they could fit easier onto my battery screw but haven't had any luck so far
 

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Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 13630
Registered: Dec-03
you can usually replace the battery posts on most batteries, and get larger terminal connectors and ring terminals or compression terminals for 1/0AWG wire from companies like Streetwires or Tsunami etc.. to remedy this issue.

It'll look like this when it's done properly:

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Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 13631
Registered: Dec-03
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larger version of that image
 

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Username: Delsole

Post Number: 1543
Registered: Feb-05
I would hold the ring terminal with a pair of pliers and drill right through just make sure you have some wood of some sort behind the ring so you don't ruin the bit or possible something else from drilling into it.


Also ebay sells them with 3/8 size holes which is a little bigger then the 5/16 that knu sells. Other then ebay you could check partsexpress.com or i would just google it.
 

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Username: Delsole

Post Number: 1544
Registered: Feb-05
I agree with glass on that one though. Nice terminals really spruce up your engine bay. Many people will be impressed if its done well.
 

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Username: Tejcurrent

Post Number: 2242
Registered: Apr-07
Drill them out, start the hole with the drill on reverse, and hold it with pliers to keep it from spinning.
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 732
Registered: Oct-09
I had the same issues on my battery side posts and especially on the chassis bolt. I just drilled them out and then used my knife, twisting back and forth, to do some finishing adjustments. Took all of a few minutes.
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Philadelphia, PA

Post Number: 11074
Registered: Jul-06
I always drill them out with a 3/8" bit. Its a pain in the azz, get a good grip on it with a vise grip cause the drill will catch and rip the thing right out of your hand otherwise.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 13636
Registered: Dec-03
or instead of drilling out the ring, you can just use wire dikes and snip the end of the ring, so it's split, then spread it a bit to fit the bolt.
 

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Username: Cplaya280

Pennsylvania USA

Post Number: 1056
Registered: Oct-05
Thanks everybody helped a lot and worked great i did the drill out method
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 162
Registered: Mar-10
next time try the compression fittings from jeggs, they look great and the holes are 3/8's and 1/2". they have them for 1 and 2 awg wire.

just a thought, i still haven't tried them myself, but will next time i need them.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nd4spd18

Philadelphia, PA

Post Number: 11077
Registered: Jul-06
I use 2 awg terminals from the autoparts store (biggest they sell). They are $1.25 each and you can stuff 0 awg into them.
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