Bending 3/0 wire
I have a 12x12x6 junction box. Two sets of 3/0 wires enter from back-right (see the picture). Each set has three 3/0 wires and a #4 wire. They need turn up and enter the 2" conduits on the top left.
The problem is these 3/0 wires are like bear! I cannot bend them to fit into the junction box. They stick out as seen in the picture. Pulling from top or pushing up inside the junction box did not help. They just don't move or quickly spring back.
Any recommendations? Is changing the junction box my only choice?
They perfectly fit into a 4.5" deep 400 Amp panel, but while connecting the wires to the panel, I had the chance to pull them out and bend as I need. In this junction box, one side is fixed (connected to panel), so I cannot pull it out to bend freely. If I disconnect the wires from the panel to be able to bend, then I am afraid I will have the same problem in the panel.