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Battery Relocation Question!!

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    Battery Relocation Question!!

    not sure if ill do this but just seeing how difficult this is to do,

    do i have to do some major wire extentions and if anybody has some pics or comments about there install

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    Sure.....I just used the jegs kit... http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...52213_-1_10367
    I also ran the cable through some flex conduit I got at Home Depot....installed a 200amp fuse in the positive cable to prevent any fires from a short.... http://store.solar-electric.com/f-200t.html you can get them at any car stereo place or Radio Shack...I put it in a electrical box also sourced from Home Depot. Grind you off a good clean ground in the rear....run your positive cable and mate it up with your existing positive cable...I also put this union in a electrical box and secured it..... it is the small red box ( I painted it) you can see here...

    I used a simple union from jegs for that also http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...10002_72890_-1
    All wrapped up.......
    Here you can see the cable inside the light blue conduit running from the back to the front....

    The original ground terminal I just bolted back down to a ground up front......

    Finished product......you want it over your right rear tire by the way..


    Fairly straight forward project.....I've done quite a few....be happy to answer any questions....
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    woow thanks alot. just to be clear, its cool to and a adt/etention to the existing battery.

    do i also have to extend all the other wires going to the batterey??

    im very new at this but kinda interested?

    thanks for the good pics and info SARGE

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    No you dont have to extend anything....that is what the union is for...just take off your positive terminal and anything else it has on it and move them over to the new union that connects to the positive post in the rear of the car. Come at me with that first sentence again...I cant make out what your trying to say man

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    sorry alternit/ and the other word is extension

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    what is the union?? do i have to buy that seperate and does that reach all the way to the back

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    The little red box in front....and this http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...10002_72890_-1

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    sarge what is needed for f-bodys to be track legal with battery being relocated?

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    NHRA or IHRA? Depends on what ET's your running. Battery quick disconnect usually is what they are looking for. Cheap and simple but requires a hole in your trunk or somewhere to mount it.

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    Damn that is one pretty engine bay Sarge! How about the complaint I have heard about problems with voltage drop. Seems to me you use good enough wire and connection it shouldn't be a problem but still I have heard the gripes so please clarify. Thanks.

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    Yup I hear em bitch...then I go over and almost always find one of two things.
    1. They have the neg terminal grounded to like the floor pan and not the frame. Folks....get a soilid ground!!!!!
    2. They use to small of a cable...you must use a 1-0gauge cable....none of this 2 or 3 gauge stuff. It is too small.
    Good solid ground. Proper size cable.
    Think about it...Mercedes has been putting batteries in the trunk for years...think they have magic battery dust? Nope...they have the right size cable and a solid ground.

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    Magic battery dust Sarge is the shit. Thanks for clearing and yeah that's exactly why I asked, BMW has their battery in back as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    NHRA or IHRA? Depends on what ET's your running. Battery quick disconnect usually is what they are looking for. Cheap and simple but requires a hole in your trunk or somewhere to mount it.
    nhra, up to 10.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94z28l View Post
    nhra, up to 10.00
    using a drycell such as an optoma or an odysey

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94z28l View Post
    nhra, up to 10.00
    Yeah...that sounds about right....without making me drag out my NHRA rules book....isnt there a trap speed consideration also? For some reason I remember something about 130mph or above trap speeds require a quick disconnect....

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