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Battery Relocation, Boot.

Old 01-30-2004, 12:41 AM
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Whats the best method to relocate the battery to boot? Should i just extend current wiring from the engine bay under the car, or totally re-do wiring?





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Old 01-30-2004, 01:07 AM
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hmmm i have no clue but i wanna know also
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:15 AM
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Extending cables is the easy way!



Now the profesional way would be redoing all the wires. Starter, Alternator, And Main Fues Box. Im going to redo the wireing just to not have to worry about the damn cables ever again. Here is a tip though have a set of battery posts + and - under the hood so you wont have to jump/charge the battery inside the car. That is more of a personal prefrance but to each his own. Or do what I did on my last car Since I had shaved doors and the battery going dead was a nightmare i made a little harness I could plug in to to get a little current into the car and mount it somewhere under the front bumper so you can reach it in such case.



When I do my install I will post some pics.
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I put mine in the passenger bin. I bolted a distributor where the stock battery sat and ran cables throught the firewall. All the + and - 's are still under the hood but the weight of the battery is much farther back. It also frees up space for IC piping.



Letme see if I can get a pic.
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you can see the distributor on the drivers wheel well above the leading coil.

wow that picture is like 8 months old.

I'll get e newer one. I've cleaned it up alot.



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i put my battery in the passenger bin too. the negative cable goes to the body right there, and the + goes to the starter. then there is a small + from the starter to the under hood fuse box.
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:56 AM
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The way I've done it in the past (mind you, it was on a racecar) was to secure the battery in the bin. I ran the - to the body there, just make sure it's an outstanding connection or you'll have problems. I then ran the large + to the starter and a smaller (I think 12 gauge, but can't remember exactly) + to the alternator. From there I ran a short length to the fusible links.



Not sure if running the fusible links off the starter would cause a problem or not but seems like it would work.



j9fd3s -> How long have you run this setup? Any charging problems?



Also, I used an Optima Red Top (gel cell) so that there's no need for a battery box or any of that crap.
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='Jan 30 2004, 11:28 AM
i put my battery in the passenger bin too. the negative cable goes to the body right there, and the + goes to the starter. then there is a small + from the starter to the under hood fuse box.
That sounds pretty easy...I think I'll have to do that.
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i would do a total rewire. the less breaks you have in your cable the less problems you will have. a bad connection can cost you voltage and amperage
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and if you are going to relocate your battery be sure to use a drycell battery
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