Originally Posted by BroncoHauler
Personally I prefer braided ground straps, but if you live in an area where they salt the roads they make not be the best choice.
I agree, for short ground jumpers, such as the start battery to the engine block. What I advocate for long house battery ground wires though, is the same gauge, stranded copper wire for both conductors. (both properly sized for the alternator output and fused on the + side) Braided straps would work fine for the ground, but would likely be quite expensive.