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    Looking into moving my battery box in the rear hatch area,does anyone know what amperage does the factory stater draw on a 00 ls1? Does anyone know of a write up on relocating the battery?

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    With a 4th gen F-body & if you want to be NHRA legal the battery will need to be in a sealed, vented to outside box. I don't recall the exact specs on the box as I did mine several years ago but a standard RV/boat plastic box will not cut it. Also a seperate wire from the alternator back to the switch (you need a shut off switch too) so the alternator is isolated from the main power wire going foreward & the car will then actually stop running when the switch in turned off.

    If you want to be IHRA legal you will also need a firewall forward of the t-top well.

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    Vented if it is a acid battery. Gel batteries do not have to be vented. Also you will need a exteranl disconnect.

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    Oh hell you mentioned the external cutoff...didnt see that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joels1 View Post
    Looking into moving my battery box in the rear hatch area,does anyone know what amperage does the factory stater draw on a 00 ls1? Does anyone know of a write up on relocating the battery?
    Are you asking what amperage the alternator makes? Or what the static draw of your car is?



    Also, I believe that box needs to mounted to the car, per NRHA.

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    Probably around 720 cranking amps...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Probably around 720 cranking amps...........
    Wouldn't the be the battery CCA?


    I think the stock LS1 alt makes ~150A. Upgraded makes ~200A.

    Static should be milliamps or even microamps.

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    I didn't even think of the gell batt, oh well old age is creepin in. In any event please fasten it down real good, makes a hell of a projectile in a crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Wouldn't the be the battery CCA?


    I think the stock LS1 alt makes ~150A. Upgraded makes ~200A.

    Static should be milliamps or even microamps.
    Yes CCA. I dont know what exactly he is asking for. I took he is asking about the battery amps....If it is cold cranking amps (required) I would say around 720 CCA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I dont know what exactly he is asking for..
    I didn't/don't know either.

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    Well he asked "what does the factory starter draw...." So I thought the battery in a CCA scenario....I dunno...I'm old....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Well he asked "what does the factory starter draw...." So I thought the battery in a CCA scenario....I dunno...I'm old....
    Oh, I saw stater, some people confuse them for alternators. Even though a stater is actually spelled stator. I think I'm getting confused...



    A spelling mishap one way or another.

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    A GM starter will typically draw between 100 and 200 amps...sometimes more if its really cold out. Hope that helps the OP

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    Well...there you go...I think we have most the bases covered now Thanks Cutlass....

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