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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:44 pm 
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LMAO you tool. You think your car is perfectly balanced how it is now, hmmm well you better move the drivers seat to the middle when there is no passengers, cos ya know man - I'd hate to see those RHS tyres wear out.


:lol: wouldn't the seat be better in the boot? :P

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:02 pm 
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i looks like s**t where it is and i saw an xd with it in the boot in an enclosed case. it looked good and got it out of the engine bay.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:05 pm 
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Check with the RTA first, but if its in an enclosed case, and mounted securely, I don't see why not... it would be an interesting mod. The only other problem I can think of, is the extra resistance due to the longer wires having to run to the boot...

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:52 pm 
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Yeah, done it on my car, just repainted the engine bay, looks much neater in the boot.

Right next to the rear strut tower, (thats where its earthed) ...

use some 4gauge or 2gauge cabling, You're also going to need descent termials, run one cable straight to the starter motor, and another one to the rest of the +12 leads that are all where the battery was.
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:25 pm 
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what au2 low said

you can buy battery boxes for this very thign from most speed shops!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:25 pm 
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yeah supercheap sell them for about $20-$40 depending on the size you need, if not, go to a marine shop .. :)
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:52 pm 
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when i moved the battery to the boot in the magna (dont ask) i was told the battery had to go in a battery box and it had to be a sealed battery, because hydrogen in the cabin is bad! (sealed batterys still make hyderogen but much much less)

I was also forced to use 0 gauge cable to the starter, and because the cable was so thick it has to be run on the outside of the car.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:10 pm 
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You'd want to use a sealed battery even if you're not required to by law. An Optima Red- or Yellow-top would be good.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:22 pm 
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Check with the RTA first, but if its in an enclosed case, and mounted securely, I don't see why not... it would be an interesting mod. The only other problem I can think of, is the extra resistance due to the longer wires having to run to the boot...


Umm you also need to allow for ventilation especially if you have it in the boot some batteries give off harmful fumes...
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:36 am 
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mine is in the boot. make sure you run realy big cable cause it is a long way to throw power and you will run the battery flat or your car just won't run properly im currently running 2 huge positive cable's and the same for negative but it still drains so i will be increasing in size again

 

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cool thanks

 

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It has to vent to outside the car! Even with sealed batteries
The battery and the case need to be secured to the car. not case to car and battery to case.
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LTDHO wrote:
It has to vent to outside the car! Even with sealed batteries
The battery and the case need to be secured to the car. not case to car and battery to case.


Yeh all of that. They arnt to bad in Canberra though, it is the one thing that wasnt upsetting the rego people when I went through. The cable problem I solved by using 120vdc 600 amp cable. A little overkill but at the rite price at the time

 

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archibald the simple wrote:
im tidying up my engine bay and the place it sits is getting rusty it leaked. just to get it out of the way. im getting a new battery soon.


im thinking bout moving my battery to the boot it has to be in a sealed box with the wires running under the car on the opposite side of the fuel lines for saftey and the starter wire has to be about 3 times thicker than normal to carry the extra current to the starter motor

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:14 pm 
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thread mining at it's best...

thanks for the update greenmachine ef... :lol:

Hey altedxr6 is in this thread hahaha... oh so many years ago.

 

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