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Offline 70chall440

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Connector Preference - Metri Pack / Weatherpack / Deutsch
« on: September 06, 2017 - 02:36:04 pm »
What are your opinions on Metri pack vs. Weather pack vs deutsch connectors? I have been using weatherpack for sometime and am generally happy with them, however I am always looking for a better mouse trap...
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Re: Connector Preference - Metri Pack / Weatherpack / Deutsch
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017 - 09:36:02 pm »
http://www.whiteproducts.com/metri-pack.shtml

Am I reading in this link correct , that weather pak can handle only up to 20 amp, Metripak shows 14-60 amp.
I have not worked on installing these, just have disconnected and reconnected this type when working on newer vehicles.
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Re: Connector Preference - Metri Pack / Weatherpack / Deutsch
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017 - 09:37:53 pm »
I used Tyco connectors in mine, pretty minimal requirements for special tools to work with them. I have a metripack 280 for the ignition switch [takes higher current].



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Re: Connector Preference - Metri Pack / Weatherpack / Deutsch
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017 - 10:59:57 pm »
http://www.whiteproducts.com/metri-pack.shtml

Am I reading in this link correct , that weather pak can handle only up to 20 amp, Metripak shows 14-60 amp.
I have not worked on installing these, just have disconnected and reconnected this type when working on newer vehicles.


That appears to be correct. Metripack 150 can take up to 14 amps, 280 up to 30 and 480 up to 42. Not sure where the 60 comes in at.

I have a lot of weatherpack connectors and have used them on a lot of things, however I just ordered a Bussmann relay/fuze block for my headlights and electric fan and it uses Metripack connectors requiring me to order quite a few connectors due to the packaging sizes (lots of 50 and 100). Thus I was considering getting some housings.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Connector Preference - Metri Pack / Weatherpack / Deutsch
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017 - 11:29:11 am »
 Try Waytek, You can order small quantities there  if needed. 

https://www.waytekwire.com/products/19/Metri-Pack-Connectors/&Series=280-Series
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Re: Connector Preference - Metri Pack / Weatherpack / Deutsch
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017 - 11:50:07 am »
Already ordered from them last week, they have a great assortment of electrical components and they have decent pricing as well. I used to order a lot from Del City, but Waytek has better pricing.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Connector Preference - Metri Pack / Weatherpack / Deutsch
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017 - 08:27:48 pm »
Give them a try next time. Their product line is constantly expanding. Quality products at a fair price with fast shipping. I buy a lot of electrical supplies from Waytek.  :2thumbs:
1973 Challenger 440 6 pack auto 3.91 rear
2012 Dodge Ram 3500 dually 6.7 Cummins Fleece EFI Live
1973 Challenger 318 2bbl auto 2.73 rear 22.5 mpg RIP
1970 Challenger TA 340 4bbl auto-Sold and sad
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 dually 5.9 Cummins Fleece tuned VGT-sold
1995 Kawasaki ZX1100E & still alive

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Re: Connector Preference - Metri Pack / Weatherpack / Deutsch
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017 - 12:01:54 pm »
Ordered and received a rely panel from them, quick and good pricing
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Connector Preference - Metri Pack / Weatherpack / Deutsch
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017 - 09:30:19 pm »
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1973 Challenger 440 6 pack auto 3.91 rear
2012 Dodge Ram 3500 dually 6.7 Cummins Fleece EFI Live
1973 Challenger 318 2bbl auto 2.73 rear 22.5 mpg RIP
1970 Challenger TA 340 4bbl auto-Sold and sad
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 dually 5.9 Cummins Fleece tuned VGT-sold
1995 Kawasaki ZX1100E & still alive