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Old 08-30-2005, 10:56 AM
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Choosing the best wiring harness

I have looked at a bunch of wiring kits latley. EZ has a 21 circuit mini fuse kit for $130. The 21 and 12 circuit kits are the same price, wonder why. The subject vehicle is a 1967 Scout 800. I'ts a trail machine ,will be using off road lights, electric fuel pump, cooling fans etc. How is the quality on the EZ kits? Is the 21 circuit kit a good choice? Thanks

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I use EZ Wire at my shop. I've done a few cars with it and been happy with the kit. Can't comment on long term, the oldest one is about 1 1/2 years, no problems reported. Biggest thing, regardless of the kit, is to make sure all your wires are secure and have good grounds. Get proper tools for crimping, soldering, etc. don't even bother with the cheap wire squishers posing as crimpers.
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Doc here,

This is a question you can ask a hundred guys a hundred times and get a hundred different answers..

Main reason being , most have only installed one harness in their lifetime and have little to reference it too.

Unless you get some answers from rod shops that install 3 or 4 a year..like Kurt..

The Best answer is to research the harness instructions, options, ease of installation etc, before you purchase..and go with what seems the best FOR you..and your skill level and tools.

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Our local hotrod shop uses Painless exclusively, to the rate of 7 to 10 a year. I feel Painless is overpriced, but that is just me. I have experience with It's a Snap, and EZ, and both are first rate. It's a Snap could use some improvement on their manual however. After you have done a few of these the manual is of little use IMO though.

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Looks like EZ would be the way to go. 2 questions, where is it made and should I go with mini fuses?
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Go to ezwiring.com, they also have other stuff like guages etc. Type of fuse is personal choice, or may be dictated by space. I usually use the larger fuse cause I'm clumsy and they are easier to hang on to.
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there is a reason they call it......Painless.
Have installed several, never had problems. Made in the U.S.A., and good tech support
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Just another opinion- like noses, we all have one. I've personally installed many of the different companies, I'm wiring my 36 with Painless right now. I've run into a problem, tech assistance is by far the best I've dealt with to date. They have actually called me back, twice now, with further thoughts after researching the problem. It really means a lot to have a company care about getting the customer the result they expected when they purchased. Bill
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