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This is a discussion on Kill switch ideas within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Just last night I went to my local track for test n tune. To my luck I couldn't make a ...

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    Just last night I went to my local track for test n tune. To my luck I couldn't make a run because I don't have a kill switch installed for my relocated battery in the rear. If anyone can steer me in a direction of ideas of where to install the actual switch in the exterior like the tech told me at the track. Any help will help and if you guys have any pictures that will be awesome, thanks in advance for your input.

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    I have seen the kill switch installed in a taillight or rear filler panel. If you want to go stealth, under the rear bumper.

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    If you want to pass NHRA tech the switch will have to be easily accessable and clearly marked.

    I've wen't over this a few times on the board here. Seems people thought it was cool to relocate the battery on their street cars and then found out they couldn't get through tech at the track because of an improper (or lack of) a sealed battery box, not venting fumes properly, or the lack of a cutoff switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    If you want to pass NHRA tech the switch will have to be easily accessable and clearly marked.

    I've wen't over this a few times on the board here. Seems people thought it was cool to relocate the battery on their street cars and then found out they couldn't get through tech at the track because of an improper (or lack of) a sealed battery box, not venting fumes properly, or the lack of a cutoff switch.



    Yeah totally what happened now debating to put in front again to pass tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Here's mine.
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    Im kinda blind but is your switch just berly poking out of under your lights?? Tiny lil silver shaft??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangkiller_z28 View Post
    Yeah totally what happened now debating to put in front again to pass tech.
    That would be the best solution if we are just talking about a 99% street car that only sees track time once or twice a year. With very little track time the benefits of the battery in the rear vs all the hassles you have to deal with in doing so isn't really worth the effort. Not to mention you loose your spare tire storage space, which isn't really a good idea on a street car either.

    Unless you have a vert, you don't have a trunk and that poses another issue. I'm not sure the NHRA would consider that plastic spare tire cover as protection from the battery. With a hatch back all that space back there is considered passenger compartment and isn't seperated with a piece of sheetmetal (like a trunk) So technically in that case the battery has to be contained in an NHRA approved sealed box, then a hole must be drilled with a hose connection that vents fumes outside the car (usually through the bottom of the floor pan)
    So not only is having a kill switch an issue, but there are other guidelines. The NHRA even dictates what size the bolts need to be to fasten the battery and how it should attach to the floor. Depending on how picky your tech official wants to be. If they follow everything to the letter you'll be spending some money to get through tech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tangkiller_z28 View Post
    Im kinda blind but is your switch just berly poking out of under your lights?? Tiny lil silver shaft??
    Yeah, sorry about that. I don't have a better picture of it on my computer.
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    Mines in sealed box and put switch in plate hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01badbird View Post
    Mines in sealed box and put switch in plate hole Click for full size
    Woww thats a great idea. thanks

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