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For you folks who put the battery in the trunk, where did you position it and where did you run the cables? Through the interior or something else? The more specific information I can get the better, I'm hoping to do this soon.

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i ran the wire through the firewall, and along the door ledge, under the carpet. once you got it to the trunk, put it anywhere you feel it will fit good. you'll most likely have to bolt it down somehow. i have mine in a battery box and have a bungee cord holding it to that bar that goes across the back seat. i should find a better way to hold it down though.

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I put my battery in the passenger side of the trunk.. and I ran the cable from the drivers fender into the cabin down the center console by the ebrake under the carpet from the console to under the rear seat and into the trunk..

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This is gonna get long but here we go.....weeee

From the trunk end first. I removed the battery tray from under the hood and positioned it in the trunk on the passenger side as far to the rear as i could get it. This is right next to the location of the jack but if you work it right there is still enough room to get the jack out. In order to fasten it down to the trunk i just used four sheet metal screws through the tray and into the trunk floor (be sure to use an awl or punh to make the holes instead of a drill as the sheetmetal screws will hold better that way.)

For the negative cable i ran mine along the passenger side of the car up into the passenger compartment by the upper strut mount and then grounded it on an empty bolt hole in the sheetmetal behind the upeer portion of the rear seat. Be sure to sand the paint of for a better connection. this location turned out to be a better ground location then the strut mounting bolt where i had it originally.

For positive cables i ran two cables up into the passenger compartment at the same place i ran the negative cable and ran the cables along the passenger side under the carpet. I would recommend drilling a hole in the kick panel area to go out right next to or near one of the door hinges. I ran mine out through the grommet that is there for the wiring in the door and i get alternator whine out of my right front speaker now. I ran a four gauge cable and an 8 gauge cable. The four gauge cable i roughted over the inner fender liner and then popped it out the hole that is right on the inner fender sheet metal near the firewall (about a 2x3" opening iirc) this cable i ran straight down to the starter and attached it there. The 8 guge cable i ran furhter forward and out another hole near the washer bottle in the front, routed the cable between the radiator and the upper radioator core support where there are a bunch of other wires routed as well. This one i then spliced into all the smaller wires that come of the positive battery terminal. An 8 guage butt connector worked just fine for this. you could also use a car stereo junction block if you wanted something a little cleaner.

That is how i did it and it has been working great for me. I got myself an optima battery to put in the tray i the back and it fits great. used the factory hold downs and everything that way. nice and secure.

I did have problems in the beginning because i didn't have the larger cable routed straight to the starter i had it going over by the oem battery terminal and splicing into the larger wire there but it is really hard to reliably splice four guage cable and the splice came apart giving me power to all accesories but a no crank situation. had to push start the car for a while till i got it rerouted and fixed.

As far as supllies and everything i made out pretty well as i just went to the local stereo shop and bougt some lengths of cable from them cost me all of 40 bucks or so for the entier job.

I did also have problems at first because i did not relocate the battery tray right off the bat and the tech inspector at the autocross wouldn't let me race with the battery in one of those plastic marine battery boxes and straps so i had to figure someting out to hold it more securely. (i did pull the screws through the plastic on a hard turn once and it scared the hell out of me.

Anyway hope that helps


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Many thanks -

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