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Sears has the DieHard 12-ft. 8 Gauge Booster / Jumper Cables (71302) for $9.99 with free in-store pickup only. 175 amp cables features spring-loaded biting clamps. Normally $25.
Retail: $25

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    turtles Ben's cred: 134
    Posted 7:45 am PST 12/3/13

    Do yourself a favor and get a set with 4 gauge wires.

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    bboyflashy Ben's cred: 140
    Posted 9:28 am PST 12/3/13

    You really need strong reliable ones, go for more expensive one rather than $9.99.

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    BenKat Ben's cred: 465
    Posted 3:14 pm PST 12/3/13

    Do jumper cables go bad? I have a heck of a time with the old pair I have. Not sure if I just get a bad connection at the clamps or what.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3427
    Posted 4:16 pm PST 12/3/13

    8 ga. is enough for most uses, except large engines on very cold days. Part of the purpose of a cable is to get some juice into the existing battery so you have both vehicle batteries supplying current in parallel, so with a higher gauge wire than you'd like, you just wait a minute or two to get more charge into the dead battery.

    Jumper cables can go bad. If handled a lot when it's really cold you can break some of the wire strands internally, or they can corrode on the jaws or where the wire is crimped into the jaws, especially if the clad copper has worn away and you're left with oxidized aluminum which isn't conductive.

    Then again, they'll tend to look like crap if they are that badly corroded, it's something you should be able to see unless it's dark. I have some 30+ year old cables that still work fine and they were nothing special just regular cables though AFAIK they have never gotten wet and they don't have much wear.

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    suednim Ben's cred: 115
    Posted 9:16 pm PST 12/3/13

    Nothing wrong here, but only IF U buy 2 sets and double them up. Then U may have the makings of 1 decent set.

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