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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:52 am 
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ive ran all the wires but now i have to make a bracket for the battery or something to make it stay down ,now i want to put it on the little raised bit on the right hand side where the factory amp is ,now is it safe to drill there ,ive had a quick look and it seems theres nothing under there ,car is EL ghia,ive removed the factory amp so there is more room ,

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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:21 pm 
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Well the fuel tank is on the other side of the boot, but as long as you've checked under the car to see if there are any other wires or fuel lines, etc running along there. I don't think there is.
My suggestion for a bracket would perhaps be to get a battery box from any auto store for about $20 and put a few screws through that, into the floor then slap your battery in.
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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:59 pm 
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ive got a battery box screws would not hold it down

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:46 pm 
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I hope this battery will be in a box thats sealed, as I beleive in most state, if not all, car batteries are not allowed in the boot, cabin etc etc.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:53 pm 
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it will be vented to outside to release the gases even tho its a sealed battery

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:08 pm 
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Good to hear that your doing it right, unlike most, who just run some wires, clamp it down and away they go lol.

But i do have to ask, why are you moving the battery to the boot? What gain will this provide in the engine bay?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:11 pm 
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Good to hear that your doing it right, unlike most, who just run some wires, clamp it down and away they go lol.

But i do have to ask, why are you moving the battery to the boot? What gain will this provide in the engine bay?


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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:45 pm 
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kezz wrote:
hellbent_ef wrote:
Good to hear that your doing it right, unlike most, who just run some wires, clamp it down and away they go lol.

But i do have to ask, why are you moving the battery to the boot? What gain will this provide in the engine bay?


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I have yet to ever see a turbo sitting where the battery was.
But yes it's generally turbo related, more real estate to run intercooler pipes and saves the battery from being exposed to hotter than normal engine temperatures.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:03 pm 
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ah! *sigh* turbo....worst sound a car could ever make.....but, each to their own. Does no-one like top end speed anymore? only bursts?

Bah....thats all of my little rant n rave....time for another drink

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:14 pm 
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ah! *sigh* turbo....worst sound a car could ever make.....but, each to their own. Does no-one like top end speed anymore? only bursts?

Bah....thats all of my little rant n rave....time for another drink


WTF are you on about? My suggestion is put the drinks down, and pick up a some reference material.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:07 am 
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um well considering that my intercooler piping is running right where the battery was theres no way i could leave it there ,yes its for a turbo ,both the intercooler piping and intake /pod for the turbo will be where the battery is .

 

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