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Re: battery relocation

Postby 3sgtealltrac » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:45 pm

i was planning on getting an optima. but ill still get or make something to hold the battery in place
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Re: battery relocation

Postby magnum » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:10 am

A thing to know is if you go to a race track with your car, you will need a sealed and vented battery box and a cut off switch on the rear of the car.
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Re: battery relocation

Postby 3sgtealltrac » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:29 am

ya was wondering about that. i saw someething about that on youtube
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Re: battery relocation

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:48 pm

just get a RV battery box they are like 20 bucks....fasten that to the car and run a 300 amp breaker switch ....you can find the switches on ebay for net to nothing...ive actually got one im not using if you interested....
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Re: battery relocation

Postby 3sgtealltrac » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:13 pm

unfortunately i am broke. but ill let ya know when i could if you still have it by then
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Re: battery relocation

Postby UtahSleeper » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:52 pm

Bump just to ask a question on what has been said here.

Unless doing track duties, why are people saying to add a fuse or breaker when relocating the battery? To me it seems you are just moving the battery further away, not adding anything, so shouldn't the stock fuse box bu sufficient?
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Re: battery relocation

Postby WarTowels » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:23 pm

^Because you want the fuse as close to the battery as possible, not at the opposite end of the cable.

And as mentioned, for this to be track-able, you need a clearly marked and approved switch that is clearly visible and literally outside of the vehicle. See whatever association you participate in to get more specifics.

jonnyboygt4, that guide recommends welding wire because it's usually cheaper per foot than subwoofer wiring which generally is inflated because of it's intended use. So, your suggestion of getting subwoofer wire is slightly misguided. Wire is wire, get whatever is cheaper.

I would highly recommend against doing this mod. ESPECIALLY if you are not prepared to pay for nice equipment to pull it off. You're looking at a lot of custom work (to look nice and be safe) for almost zero gain. I would much rather buy some nice new cable and wire up a mini battery up front. There's plenty of places to stick an oOyssey, and it requires no further modifications in order to track(afaik).

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Re: battery relocation

Postby UtahSleeper » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:50 pm

I would rather relocate just for cleaner engine bay :) My trac wont be a track car, I was just curious about the need for the fuse.

The guy that posted this thread never got the battery relocated, and since I own it now, I am relocating it.
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Re: battery relocation

Postby WarTowels » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:39 pm

Odyssey battery = clean. Check out the dimensions, they are tiny.

By relocating, you are actually increasing weight over an Odyssey battery and complicating the inherent design. So to me, the only gain is one less thing in the engine bay, which is offset by several more things in the trunk + weight. And since you aren't racing, then the slim advantages of a relocated battery are brought to nil.

Odyssey:

Cheaper
Lighter
Easier
Simple

Relocated:

More expensive
Heavier
Harder
More complicated.

To each his own, but coming from someone who did relocate their battery, I would not recommend it. :D

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Re: battery relocation

Postby UtahSleeper » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:25 pm

Well, here is a question for you. What would you recommend for someone wanting to build a cold air box with a cone filter into the location where stock battery is? Is the odyssey a good solution for daily driving duty in the winter? What is the life span of an odyssey?

I haven't seen alot of feedback/reviews on the odyssey in various weather conditions over time. I know darth has one and you. But Darth is in texas with good weather.
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Re: battery relocation

Postby underscore » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:55 pm

I have a Deka, similar to an Odyssey, and my plan is to mount the battery where the stock airbox is, and then make a straight intake. I've seen this on here many times and it looks great.
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Re: battery relocation

Postby WarTowels » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:29 pm

Hmm, that makes it tougher. I see.

In your particular case, it looks like it might be possible to put it where the power steering brick used to go? Where is your fuse box ending up?

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Re: battery relocation

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:38 am

underscore wrote:I have a Deka, similar to an Odyssey, and my plan is to mount the battery where the stock airbox is, and then make a straight intake. I've seen this on here many times and it looks great.

Can you find any pics and show? How do these batteries perform in winter?

WarTowels wrote:it looks like it might be possible to put it where the power steering brick used to go? Where is your fuse box ending up?


Power steering brick?

My idea for the fuse block would be to make a mount on the outside of the cold air box. I have seen something similar done once or twice around here.
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Re: battery relocation

Postby WarTowels » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:45 am

Oh right, st165. I guess where the stock coolant overflow is for the WTA cooler? I think.

Basically the metal platform directly opposite where the stock battery goes. I was looking at your project thread and it looks empty since you went ATA.

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Re: battery relocation

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:00 am

Oh, sorry. The project thread is misleading right now lol. I bought this car off someone that had removed alot of shit trying to figure things out. I am in the process of reassembly. She is still stock W2A and will have the overflow tank put back in as I reassemble.

I was going to return it all stock, but I hate the air boxes and how things are cluttered so slowly clearing that clutter out (fuel evap, egr, etc).

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