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trunk battery ground

Where did you guys ground your trunk (hatch) located battery? Is it okay to gound it to the body sheet metal or do i need to hit the subframe? I plan on upgrading stock engine ground strap and I'm also running another engine ground? Right know i've got the battery grounded to one of the tailight bolts (with paint removed).
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Run your ground to the frame for best results. To a Quad-shock bolt works good. Also use a second ground up front.

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Through the floor to the quad shock bolt?
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i welded two short 3/8" bolts to the body in the spare tire compartment to use as grounds
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Yep, thru the floor. Use a rubber grommet & at least 1-gauge wire. You also
need to run a vent tube out of the car also. It means another hole also.
You will see the mounting plate for the Quad-shock that you can use if you remove your rear tire. Do a search on relocating your batt. A lot of info on here.
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Thanks for the info. I think I'll go with your idea on the quad shock bracket.
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This is a little bit more work, but it is a cool idea. When I had some suspesion work done on my car (welding), the shop offered to square away my bettery wiring. I had it done in kind of an ugly fashion, and they redid it for me.

They put a bolt in the battery box, welded the bolt and the nut to the trunk area, which created a built-in ground. Now my neg battery cable never even leaves the battery box, it is grounded right inside of it.

Not really suggesting that, the way mentioned above is easier and works great. Just a thought if you ever want to clean things up.

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Search for a person on here with the user name of Buffhomer. He has a very good article on his website for battery relocation.

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Here is what it looks like in finished form;

So, you have two holes for the Batt-box, one for the ground, one for the vent-tube, one on the back panel for your cut-off switch. And, depending how you route your cables up to the front, you might need another up there.
I did my ground & vent holes behind the side trim panel so you wouldn't see them. Good luck on however you do it. The most important thing is your cable size, grounds, & keep it all away from moving parts & high heat areas. Use rubber grommets for all the holes. By the way,.. Buffhomers site is really a great site to go to to learn just about anything about it. I'm sure you can e-mail him and he would be glad to help you also.
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