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What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?

Here's my cab wiring that leads to my dome-light and cargo-light. I'm putting in another light in with the dome light but on a different circuit. I'd like to keep it looking stock (the loom and orange/white-doublewire you see there).


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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 06:51:57 PM »

What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?

Here's my cab wiring that leads to my dome-light and cargo-light. I'm putting in another light in with the dome light but on a different circuit. I'd like to keep it looking stock (the loom and orange/white-doublewire you see there).

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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 09:59:10 PM »
Depends on what you're trying to source...
  • delcity.net *  (comprehensive electrical source; accommodating to small quantity orders - GXL/SXL/TXL cross-linked wire, Delphi/Packard & Amphenol connectors/terminals, adhesive-lined shrink tube, high-temp loom, expandable sleeving, clamps, circuit breakers, relays, tooling, etc)
  • terminalsupplyco.com  (many colors of GXL/TXL wire, Delphi/Packard & Deutsch connectors/terminals/pigtails, circuit breakers, relays, tooling, etc)
  • awcwire.com  (SXL/GXL/TXL wire, SGX battery cable, marine wire/cable, etc)
  • theelectricaldepot.com *  (Deutsch connectors/terminals, Cole-Hersee Products, 3M shrink tube, tooling, etc)
  • wirebarn.com  (GXL/TXL wire, SGX battery cable, EPDM welding cable, fuses, split loom, miscellaneous wiring supplies)
  • terminalsandconnectors.com  (Delphi connectors/terminals/mounting solutions)
  • repairconnector.com  (comprehensive line of OEM electrical terminals, connectors and sockets)
  • clipsandfasteners.com *  (diverse selection of OEM terminals, connectors, clips and fastening solutions - a full line Auveco retailer)
  • americanautowire.com  (vehicle-specific wiring harnesses and components)
               ...Our site Store sells American Autowire....          ...to name a few. 

Sites marked * are my preferred sources.  Most sites have much to offer, but require patients to navigate.  You need to know what you're after.
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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 12:07:35 PM »
I have used M&H for several things.   www.wiringharness.com
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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2015, 03:14:00 PM »
Depends on what you're trying to source...
  • delcity.net *  (comprehensive electrical source; accommodating to small quantity orders - GXL/SXL/TXL cross-linked wire, Delphi/Packard & Amphenol connectors/terminals, adhesive-lined shrink tube, high-temp loom, expandable sleeving, clamps, circuit breakers, relays, tooling, etc)
  • terminalsupplyco.com *  (many colors of GXL/TXL wire, Delphi/Packard & Deutsch connectors/terminals/pigtails, circuit breakers, relays, tooling, etc)
  • awcwire.com  (SXL/GXL/TXL wire, SGX battery cable, marine wire/cable, etc)
  • theelectricaldepot.com *  (Deutsch connectors/terminals, Cole-Hersee Products, 3M shrink tube, tooling, etc)
  • terminalsandconnectors.com  (Delphi connectors/terminals/mounting solutions)
  • repairconnector.com  (comprehensive line of OEM electrical terminals, connectors and sockets)
  • clipsandfasteners.com *  (diverse selection of OEM terminals, connectors, clips and fastening solutions - a full line Auveco retailer)
  • americanautowire.com  (vehicle-specific wiring harnesses and components)
               ...Our site Store sells American Autowire....          ...to name a few. 

Sites marked * are my preferred sources.  Most sites have much to offer, but require patients to navigate.  You need to know what you're after.

Can't leave out Waytek Wire for larger quantites of SXL wire and ISO relay parts. 
The Electrical Depot has quite a lot of the more common Delphi connectors and even some oddball stuff like the GT150 terminals.
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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 04:02:03 PM »
I just got a complete 21 circuit wire harness to rewire my entire truck for under $200.

http://www.ezwiring.com/store/viewitem.php?productid=4

I know several hot rod builders who swear by EZ Wiring harnesses....their recommendations led me to purchase one.  It is no different from a Painless apart from the $600 difference in price.  I bought mine off of Amazon.  The harness comes complete, as pictured, with full directions, firewall fittings, steering column plugs, etc.

I'm very happy with the quality of the system.....and though I haven't installed it yet, I can't see any difference in quality from the Painless harness that's currently installed (and soon to be replaced  8) )

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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2015, 01:23:57 PM »
Quick question:  That loom in the OP pic, would that be a "asphalt coated" kind?

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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2015, 04:01:56 PM »
Quick question:  That loom in the OP pic, would that be a "asphalt coated" kind?

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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 03:26:49 PM »
bd,

That list is fantastic. Thank you.


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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 04:45:26 PM »
Happy to assist!
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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2015, 05:50:22 PM »

Found a site that sells SXL wiring around 10$ less than the others I've seen: "spectrowireandcable"

How's about quality of these sources? Any problems (material, flaws, etc.)? Someone on another forum did some tests on speaker wire resistivity and found notable variances.

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Re: What's everybody's favorite source for buying wiring/looms/etc.?
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2021, 03:39:25 PM »
A couple more to add to the list:

Crimp Supply  (comprehensive electrical supply source, including Amphenol, Aptiv/Delphi/Packard, and Deutsch)
Wire Care  (another good source for various electrical supplies)

Some of the listed vendors are significantly more forgiving on shipping costs, so shoppers beware and compare pricing before committing to purchases.
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