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Postby 3sgtealltrac » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:47 pm

so im planning on putting my battery in the trunk of my st165 but i dont want to pay the 300 bucks the shop wants. anyone know how or have any links
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Re: battery relocation

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:57 am

its easy man...run a 0 gauge wire from the engine bay to the truck area and run either a 300 amp fuse or a switch at the battery.....put it in a box and ground it out to the strut tower or something solid....get a sealed battery and your done...cost me around 100 bucks plus the cost of a battery....used a battery box for a RV...
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Re: battery relocation

Postby 3sgtealltrac » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:38 pm

what about the grtound wire to the starter. does it need to be connected to the terminal or can it just be directly grounded
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Re: battery relocation

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:59 pm

i just grounded it up front to where the rad is...clean up a little spot and your done...
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Re: battery relocation

Postby 3sgtealltrac » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:38 pm

well ill give it a try doesnt see too hard
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Re: battery relocation

Postby Balagast » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:06 pm

3sgtealltrac wrote:well ill give it a try doesnt see too hard


Search around on the forums here as. I see to recall there being a fairly in depth thread on the subject.

One suggestion I would make though, is not to cheap out on parts. For example, don't try and get away with cheap wire or a slightly higher gauge.

Edit;
I had the one thread bookmarked still here it is:

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Re: battery relocation

Postby 3sgtealltrac » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:03 pm

is that showing how to relocate the fuse box?
and thanks for the link
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Re: battery relocation

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:59 pm

all that munbo jumbo about welding cable and such isnt necessary....if you get a 0 gauge sub wire that will be more than enough to do the job...i know cuz i did it and ran the car for months like that before i sold it....make sure to runa fuse or breaker on it and you'll be fine
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Re: battery relocation

Postby 3sgtealltrac » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:29 am

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i have this cable will that work
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Re: battery relocation

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:05 am

its hard to tell what gauge it is...smallest you should go is 0 gauge....its alot more able to pass through so you have to go big...dont skimp out.....the way I mentioned is the cheapest route possible...a 0 gauge wiring kit on ebay is like less than 100 bucks....comes with a fuse and everything....
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Re: battery relocation

Postby 3sgtealltrac » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:24 am

idk if this is the size but it says 4g on the wire.
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Re: battery relocation

Postby magnum » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:44 am

3sgtealltrac wrote:idk if this is the size but it says 4g on the wire.
That's because it's 4 gauge amp power wire. here is a picture of the difference between 4 gauge (red) and 0 gauge (blue)
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Re: battery relocation

Postby magnum » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:46 am

Also the battery needs to be in a sealed box that is vented to the outside of the car. Batteries give of toxic fumes when they are charging.
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Re: battery relocation

Postby 3sgtealltrac » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:33 am

ok. thanks. i found a kit on ebay for 35 bucks so ill probably get that
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Re: battery relocation

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:46 am

magnum wrote:Also the battery needs to be in a sealed box that is vented to the outside of the car. Batteries give of toxic fumes when they are charging.



not if its a sealed battery like a gel cel....optima makes them aswell as other brands...
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