Results 1 to 6 of 6

Battery Relocation Wiring Architecture

This is a discussion on Battery Relocation Wiring Architecture within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    46
    Posts
    18

    Black
    2002 Z28

    Question Battery Relocation Wiring Architecture

    Iíve been reading a lot about relocating the battery to the rear of the vehicle trying to figure out the best way to wire it. Iím not interested in simply running a cable to the stock battery location then using the stock cables. Iím interested in wiring the relocation for efficiency, and without adding any unnecessary weight. My primary purpose for the relocation is weight distribution. My í02 Z28 is street legal, but built for ďroad racingĒ (HPDEs actually). I donít have a radio so no need to worry about sound quality. I just want years of trouble free starting and operation.

    I drew up 3 basic architectures with the engine block grounded to the frame. The ďaĒ version shows the same architecture with the engine ground running back to the battery. Iím up in the air about which way to go so Iím looking to some of you guys in the knowÖ Iím no electrician so there could definitely be some fundamental mistakes (another reason Iím posting before wiring ). So, for those of you with some knowledge on the subject, check my work and give me your thoughts on:

    1. Safety! Is my car going to burn up?
    2. Will it get the job done?
    3. Will it cause any issues?
    4. Considering my goals, which would you choose, and why?

    Thanks!
    Mark

    Wiring Diagram, Daisy Chain, Frame.JPG
    Wiring Diagram, Daisy Chain, Batt.JPG
    Wiring Diagram, Alternator, Frame.JPG
    Wiring Diagram, Alternator, Batt.JPG
    Wiring Diagram, Bus, Frame.JPG
    Wiring Diagram, Bus, Batt.JPG

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    46
    Posts
    18

    Black
    2002 Z28

    Want to get some new eyes on this.

  3. #3
    Sold: LS1 '85 El Camino ls1camino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Laurel, Maryland
    Posts
    4,977

    2000 Grand Prix GTP
    2000 Trans Am WS6 M6

    I'm doing the relocation on my car. I actually purchased an F-body Battery Relocation Wiring Kit from Thunder Racing. The wires are pre-cut and everything. Check it out, it was relatively cheap and you don't have to make the wires yourself.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    46
    Posts
    18

    Black
    2002 Z28

    Thanks for the info.

    I just pulled up the kit from Thunder Racing (Taylor 48000) and it looks like it only includes the cable to the starter and the ground cable from battery to chassis... is that true? The instructions on Taylor's site only reference these two cables as well. Maybe I'm missing it(?)

    These two connections are pretty straight forward. It's the others that I'm most curious about. Are they included in your kit?? Which kit do you have?

    Thanks,
    Mark.

  5. #5
    Sold: LS1 '85 El Camino ls1camino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Laurel, Maryland
    Posts
    4,977

    2000 Grand Prix GTP
    2000 Trans Am WS6 M6

    My bad...it was the Tick Performance Kit (wrong "T" company).

    It is a lot more involved and comes with a cutoff switch (something I need for drag racing). I'm not sure if that is something you want or not.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    46
    Posts
    18

    Black
    2002 Z28

    Ok, cool... that looks more like it. Looks like my diagram 2 above (except for the switch as you mentioned). Thanks!

    Mark.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Battery relocation box
    By Joels1 in forum General Help
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-21-2011, 06:32 PM
  2. Battery relocation kit
    By robcas47 in forum General Help
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-28-2008, 06:35 AM
  3. Battery Relocation
    By bluefields88 in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 01-29-2007, 06:57 PM
  4. Battery relocation, anyone done this?
    By 98-LS1 in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-06-2006, 10:07 AM
  5. battery relocation?
    By ncbandit75 in forum General Help
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-29-2005, 02:15 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •