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Hey guys, I'm finally getting my turbo build together and today I was mocking up the charge piping and it looks like any way I try to do it, the pipe to the TB won't clear the battery. I know most people just relocate the battery to the trunk and call it a day, this is an option, but I would like to keep as much weight on the front wheels as possible. So my question is, has anybody had good luck using the ebay 2.5" charge pipe kit (the good one with rolled beads and nice clamps) without relocating the battery.

If I can, I'd like to just move the battery tray forward a couple inches, that would give me plenty of clearance. Has anyone seen this before? I don't think it would be too hard.
 

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You must be in an ef where the battery sides on the side of the shock tower?
Ninja edit:doh seen your Sig.
 

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If you can weld, it can happen. You can possibly do that without a welder, if you can drill out the spot welds holding the top of the tray to the rest of the thing. You'll have to muck about with the mounting points, possibly, too, to support the new center of mass of the whole assembly.

I know they are expensive, but the PWJDM PC680 relocation kits are a REALLY good idea. (I won't pay that much for one, but, the idea is good.) I saw another really awesome relocation the other day . . . Let's see if I can dig it up . . .

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Is it wrong to call that relocated battery sexy?

Thanks for the idea Beaver.
 

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I happen to think that is the best battery relocation setup I've ever seen. It is out of the way, protected if you use a fender liner (I would make the box for it covered, to keep deep water off of it) and wired correctly with bulkhead connectors so you don't have to get to the battery too often. It is simply brilliant and brilliantly simple, and yes, that is also sexy. LOL!
 

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That's pretty awesome. I don't know about about those small dry cell batteries though. I have a bad habit of leaving my lights on when I go to work some mornings (its dark when I leave home, light when I get to work) when I'm in a hurry, and killing my battery. I don't know if those little batteries would stand up to my abuse. BUT if I do relocate my battery to the trunk I will definitely run my kill switch like that.

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"You can possibly do that without a welder, if you can drill out the spot welds holding the top of the tray to the rest of the thing. You'll have to muck about with the mounting points, possibly, too, to support the new center of mass of the whole assembly."

This is what I was thinking. Drilling a hole through the side of the body and putting a nut and bolt through the bracket that is already in the center of the tray. Not sure what to do about the bracket that secures to the shock tower yet though. I'll have to get creative with that one. My buddy does have an arc welder that I might be able to do a little with, if I have to.
 

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Dude, install a dang headlight buzzer. That's been done on "EFs" for over a decade now. One of the best mods ever.

A quality smaller dry cell can handle the abuse of a DD car, but not so much something that drains it all the time. Don't leave your dang headlights on, and it will last. Don't try to run an entire zillion Watt "system" on it, and you'll be fine.

Yes, but I think TOO had a much larger battery. I probably could find the pics, but it's late and I don't want to. LOL!
 

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Dude, install a dang headlight buzzer. That's been done on "EFs" for over a decade now. One of the best mods ever.

A quality smaller dry cell can handle the abuse of a DD car, but not so much something that drains it all the time. Don't leave your dang headlights on, and it will last. Don't try to run an entire zillion Watt "system" on it, and you'll be fine.

Yes, but I think TOO had a much larger battery. I probably could find the pics, but it's late and I don't want to. LOL!
Need more battery porn lol
 

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Dude, install a dang headlight buzzer. That's been done on "EFs" for over a decade now. One of the best mods ever.

A quality smaller dry cell can handle the abuse of a DD car, but not so much something that drains it all the time. Don't leave your dang headlights on, and it will last. Don't try to run an entire zillion Watt "system" on it, and you'll be fine.

Yes, but I think TOO had a much larger battery. I probably could find the pics, but it's late and I don't want to. LOL!
Ugh, I went and bought one of those the last time I left my lights on. I guess I'll get around to installing it the next time I kill it lol. Damn I need to stop being lazy

And I don't know about a zillion watt system, but I do have a nice pioneer system, no amps or subs though, I run dual radiator fans, and I have a beefy power inverter that I occasionally use when I'm tuning to keep the laptop powered. My charging system can barely handle all that when I have the lights on. If I have the lights and heater on at the same time the inverter shuts down due to low voltage. So I don't know if a dry cell would last long at all with the kind of strain I put on the charging system
 

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if I am seeing things correctly that battery is not upright. dont manufacturers discourage that for lead acid batteries?

but yeah, sexy relocation job.
It is a dry cell battery. Therefore no acid to leak out.
 

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