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Old Feb 19, 2007, 04:49 PM
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My Battery relocation and trunk net [pics]

So I got bored and decided to relocate some batteries to the center of the trunk rather than one of the sides. Symmetry gets me off.

I welded a small battery bracket and drilled into the sheetmetal.
Cut the cardboard trunk base and mat.
Ran the positive cable (0 gauge) through the car, under the driver seat and up into the engine bay.
Ran 3 ground wires in the trunk (4 gauge)(i may run some more later)

Then fashioned a trunk net to hold random car supplies without knocking around the trunk.

It's chevy orange
Oh the Irony

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why so many grounds? Is that necessary? I'm relocating mine this weekend, to that exact spot, but I went with a battery box.

How'd you get out of the interior cabin and into the engine bay (where'd you make your penetration)? I've got a major power wire (-1 I think) for the amps running through the door hinge grommet on the driver side already, I was thinking of taking it through the passenger side for the relocated battery.

Looks good (since you covered up the orange!).
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Originally Posted by dubbleugly01 View Post
why so many grounds? Is that necessary? I'm relocating mine this weekend, to that exact spot, but I went with a battery box.

How'd you get out of the interior cabin and into the engine bay (where'd you make your penetration)? I've got a major power wire (-1 I think) for the amps running through the door hinge grommet on the driver side already, I was thinking of taking it through the passenger side for the relocated battery.

Looks good (since you covered up the orange!).
There are 2 grommets under the drivers side floor mat.
I popped them out, drilled out a hole for the wire and replaced them. I used the one that sits on the inner side of the frame rail by the brake lines. Ran them along the brake lines and up into the engine bay.

The more grounds the better.

Any pics of your setup?
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 05:03 PM
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As for the chevy orange, it matches my IS300 motor
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 05:15 PM
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Nice clean install.
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nice good work man
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if you plan on tracking your car you will most likely not pass tech with that setup.
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Originally Posted by joeymia View Post
if you plan on tracking your car you will most likely will not pass tech with that setup.

Could you give me some tips?
What is required for tracking?
The frame is bolted to the sheetmetal.
I used factory tiedowns for the battery going to the frame?
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Originally Posted by SophieSleeps View Post
Any pics of your setup?

not yet, the install should happen this weekend. I think I'll look for the grommets you used though, sounds alot easier. I went with a black plastic box, not very fancy but functional. Plus, for some reason I have this fear of the battery coming loose and trying to ground out on a metal box. Wierd.
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Originally Posted by SophieSleeps View Post
Could you give me some tips?
What is required for tracking?
The frame is bolted to the sheetmetal.
I used factory tiedowns for the battery going to the frame?
you need a approved battery box. also lead acid batteries release fumes.
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You should fab up a box for it...
then it'll look good
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yeh... battery box that for sure...
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Originally Posted by joeymia View Post
Thanks for the tips.
It has to be "approved" ? I can make my own sheetmetal battery box instead of paying $150 for one. But it won't be "approved" ?

damnit damnit damnit.
JFC!
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yeah you can make your own. It needs to be sealed and gases need to be vented outside.
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