Battery Relocation Advice Needed
I'm looking to relocate my battery to the boot in order to clear space for the turbo install. (Will be a sealed optima but still installing into a vented box because I'm paranoid)
Has anyone done this?
Can anyone recommend which gauge wire to run to the front, I'm thinking 0 or 2 gauge.
Also which side do people normally move to, driver side seems popular in the US which would be our driver side, I feel UK passenger side might be better but then the fuel filler is near there.
Would appreciate any advice :)
Mine was in boot on drivers side as there was larger space for it on rhs of wheel well.
It was a sealed optima yellow top. Absolutely no problems with leaving it un boxed.
Only advantage would be to minimise risk of shorting terminals by keeping it boxed.
The positive was 2 guage I think. ( 16mm ) will have to double check.
The negative was crimped and installed onto a welded nut onto body work.
Then run some extra earthing around engine bay. ( daisy chain as much as possible ) think this is smaller 10mm cable.
Mines now in passenger rear foot well.
It's also ( temp ) a 1.6 focus liquid battery lol. And it still fires the ze fine and is much lighter than the yellow top.
I'm considering upgrading to a red top alternative as I quite like keeping the battery as light as possible.
Will pop down Romford in spring to see how project turbo is coming along!.
Glad your still working on it.
Edit your have to convert my mm into awg as I'm only used to mm as mine is old fine wire control cable.
Cheers for the info Garfy, how did you run the cable? Under the car or inside?
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I'll be running mine inside the car, within a tube for protection and against shortouts.
I'm also placing it inside a pipe ( designed for pond water pluming ) and use 'T' sections for things coming off it.
When it was in the boot I ran it inside close to the sills along with other wiring.
Think it may now be wired inside door sills. Will re check and post some pics for you.