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Practical Motorsport Wiring - Club Level

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Hello everyone!

As I understand, there are two general ways to do "t-joint" for wires:

- cut a "main" wire and make joint with a "branch" wire using an open barrel splice

- remove insulation from a "main" wire and make a "knot" (with variations) with a "branch" wire (see an attached picture to understand what I mean)

It's often necessary to do extensions for a stock ECU harness (for gauges, loggers, and so on), so I have a dilemma every time: to cut or not to cut? On one side I afraid to cut a stock harness, on the other side I hate the second type joint (it's always messy and not reliable for my opinion).

So what the proper way to extend exists harnesses?


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No way you should be doing what is in your picture. Cut it and crimp it. You have to cut it to get shrink on it anyhow.

Hi Adam!

Thanks a lot. No more any dilemmas :)

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