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pufferfish said:that kit is as good as any other...cheap...universal...inadequate. If you simply want to move the battery somewhere else, it is fine. If you want to relocate the battery and be legal to run at the strip or at a track, you need to add a cutoff switch. If you run a cutoff switch, you will burn up the ECU if the switch is turned off while the engine is running. so, you need a double pole cutoff with an alternator cutoff solenoid.
I searched everywhere for a proper kit. guess what? I ended up making my own. I was also not impressed with the "universal" boxes out there. I custom made one that sits in the spare tire well and sits flush with the trunk floor, so I have full use of my trunk. I also made one bracket to place the cutoff switch and one for the solenoid and terminals to attach the factory battery cables to.
of course, I don't just build stuff for me to enjoy ;D expect my kit to be available soon. my electrical supplier is dragging their heels, so they won't be ready for Carlisle as I had planned, but they will be ready before the end of June.
pufferfish said:of course, I don't just build stuff for me to enjoy ;D expect my kit to be available soon. my electrical supplier is dragging their heels, so they won't be ready for Carlisle as I had planned, but they will be ready before the end of June.
Puff you are correct.The last car I did this too,i burnt a hole right thru the ecu board. Do it right if you are going to do it. If the car is under warranty for get it.pufferfish said:The capacitor will prevent spikes but also stores energy to keep the car running when the cutoff switch is turned off.
Has anyone done this? I am really interested in relocating my battery to the trunk. If someone knows of a better kit out there please post. Thanks
pufferfish said:no, the battery cable needs to be a 1 gauge to carry the amperage over that distance. the alternator cable could be a 4, but again, it would have to tag along with the 1 all the way. the factory grommet does take the 1 after you cut the nub off....1/0 gauge is VERY tight, but is doable with some grease.
when I was that nub in the grommet, I knew it was fate! now, I still need to make sure there isn't a model that uses that already for some factory wiring. That would be some suck for somebody if it is used.
I should be receiving my spot info soon. who knows, it might be in the mailbox now. I have to go to a communal mailbox to get my mail, so I don't check all that often.