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battery relocation

I am getting ready to relocate my batter to the back of the car. Do you pretty much just move the battery to the back and then run a postive wire up to the front to the solenoid and a negative to a good ground somewhere?? I am buying the kit from summit that comes iwth 20 ' of wire and all the brackets and everything. Also do you need to have a batter disconnect switch if the battery is in the back???


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use the search. Plenty of threads about it

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where did you find the part number from summit?

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Rich, Im looking at my Summit catalog right now and they are on page #83. Part # is
SUM-G1200A - Black Case
SUM-G1199 - Red Case

Now these kits are not legal for track use in a Hatchback, they must be mounted in an actual truck. They do sell Moroso's sealed box(#MOR-74050) that is legal for HB use.

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my thoughts are that I never race at NHRA sanctioned events, only on street racing nights at the track so I doubt they will ever say anything about the box. I plan on sealing it anyway and running a vent tube down and out the car. the sealed boxes are so expensive.

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do a member search for buffhomer. He has a write up and diagram that will help you alot. Personally, I would say do it right the first time and put a kill switch and sealed box in.

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Yeah I agree with Ray here, it might be cheaper to do it this way but make sure that the thing is either bolted down good, or welded. Because if not and you get into an accident, that battery becomes a 30# missile that will go through your passenger/ passenger area or you! Just be careful and think stuff through before doing it. Like the old saying goes measure twice cut once.

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i have a old batter cut off switch laying around some where drop me a PM IF U NEED IT
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I ordered some stuff from summit last night and was cruising the clearance section. They have some sealed aluminum battery boxes for somewhere around 45 bucks. Might be worth checking into....


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damn that sucks I just ordered one for 85

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do a member search for buffhomer. He has a write up and diagram that will help you alot. Personally, I would say do it right the first time and put a kill switch and sealed box in.
http://buffhomer.corral.net/custom.html

Yep, do it right. This is VERY cheap in the grand scheme of things. Why limit yourself to non-NHRA events? I was warned once about it at a local track, then I got one. At Bakersfield they would not have let me run without it.

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Yeah I agree with Ray here, it might be cheaper to do it this way but make sure that the thing is either bolted down good, or welded. Because if not and you get into an accident, that battery becomes a 30# missile that will go through your passenger/ passenger area or you! Just be careful and think stuff through before doing it. Like the old saying goes measure twice cut once.
yeah, plus it can move if not held down right. Mine did, and one of the wing nuts on my positive hit the box and grounded to the chassis. Luckily, all it fried was the battery.
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I didn't even know there was a clearance section on summit, maybe I will just go that route then.

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I did mine from the Buffhomer site and haven't had any problems what so ever! I have the race pullies and 130 amp 3G with no problems. I got my cable from a welding house supply, bought 2/0 cable and used that for everything. I'm using 200 amp fuses.
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I had a guy at GRC in Mission Viejo rewire my trunk-mounted battery for me, and he did something I thought was really cool! He bolted the box down, then welded the nuts to the frame and put a small stud down through the nut. That way, the box can be attached by that, and the negative battery cable can also be attached directly to that, so it never needs to leave the box. For those that like that little bit of extra attention to detail, it just means one less cable needs to leave the box to be attached anywhere.

I thought that was kinda cool.

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