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Stoopid Jeep

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I think if you saw what I use you would agree they are a lifetime repair.
If I must use a butt connection it's always uninsulated with adheasive lined heat shrink.
As a rule I solder. It's cleaner looking ...and I got nothing but time.
Except on the trail. I'll use duck tape and speaker wire. What ever it takes to get home and make a proper repair.
 

machoheadgames

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If I must use a butt connection it's always uninsulated with adheasive lined heat shrink.
As a rule I solder. It's cleaner looking ...and I got nothing but time.
Except on the trail. I'll use duck tape and speaker wire. What ever it takes to get home and make a proper repair.
Uninsulated is all I use and I add my own heat shrink. With the T&B crimper I also use, that connection ends up stronger than the wire. It depends on each situation but most of the time I can keep the end result slim enough to not be noticeable or a problem.
 

Flyer58

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Since we're sharing. I solder every splice and wrap it in adhesive lined heat shrink. When done properly, the splice is less than an inch long and is barely noticeable. It fits in a wire loom and is a lifetime fepair. I'm super OCD about wiring. Butt connectors make my eye twitch.
Don't ever buy an old British car with Lucas Electrical systems. 100's of butt connectors which all corrode and dissolve.
 

ChibbMD

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Lately, I've taken to splitting the exposed wire on each side into two parts (think of a Y shape), intertwining/braiding the parts from the two wires, and then heat shrinking. I like this a little better than butt connectors because it's not as bulky, and I like it better than solder because I can do this in tight spaces.