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Have any of you purchased the Moroso Battery Box? If so, I need to
know where and how you installed it. I headed strait to the back
right corner only to realize that between the frame rail and the
exhaust heat-shield I'm S.O.L....

I'm thinking that I can remove the exhaust and heat-sheild, run the
bolt through as close as possible to the frame rail, then put the
shield back on. If I do this, should I bend the shield to make sure
it doesn't touch the bolt? I'm hoping at least one of you has pics of
this.
 

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Baked -- Sorry I can't help you out with Moroso in specific, but I'm pretty sure Dr. James relocated his battery in one of the ludes he had (built a fiberglass box), so he might be able to help you out. So I guess all I'm really doing is bumping this up. Man.. I'm just no help at all.. sorry dude.


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Erik, what was the point of that reply??


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I relocated the battery but I didn't drill any holes thru the trunk. What I did was bought a 1/2" piece of MDF board and cut just like the cardboard piece. This didn't really add any weight. Then I took a flat peice of steel (1/4 thick) welded two threaded rods to that and ran those through the MDF. Then put the carpet over the wood and there you have it. Sorry no pics....
but I'll see if I can't get any. Hope this helps.
 
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baked, are you using a lightweight battery? I am going to use an Odyssey PC680, but it's way smaller than stock, so the Moroso battery box is too big. I thought about having a box made out of sheet metal (aluminum), but I am not sure what I am going to do yet.

Where did you run the cable, and what size is it?

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No, I'm starting off with the stock battery, which is huge and barely fits in the moroso box. I will eventually find something smaller and lighter, but it will still work with the box (with a lot of extra space inside of course).

99ludelover lost me in his explaination too. The way the Moroso is supposed to attach is very similar to the stock battery. Two threaded rods run down each side of the battery and through the bottom of the box and the body. You put a bolt on each on the underside of the body. At the top, the rods go through a metal bracket and bolt. The bracket sits on top of the battery but inside the box. Then, the top of the box is attached with seperate clips.

The problem is that, as I tried to describe, there is NOWHERE to run the rods through trunk floor on that side of the car. There's either frame or area that's covered by heat-sheild. I'm acutually considering using a nylon tie-down to anchor it in place. I think that might be more secure.

If I'd quit being so cheap about it I'd go out and buy a dry/gell cell and I wouldn't have to worry about it so much. I haven't gotten so far as to decide where I'm going to run the wiring. I've got about 20' of 2 gauge wire that I'm gonna use to run it. I'm doing this to free up some underhood space as much as the weight transfer issue. I'll update everyone when I figure something out.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 99ludelover:
I relocated the battery but I didn't drill any holes thru the trunk. What I did was bought a 1/2" piece of MDF board and cut just like the cardboard piece. This didn't really add any weight. Then I took a flat peice of steel (1/4 thick) welded two threaded rods to that and ran those through the MDF. Then put the carpet over the wood and there you have it. Sorry no pics....
but I'll see if I can't get any. Hope this helps.
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Ok, I think I understand now. One thing though... where in the trunk is your battery actually sitting? The original cardboard doesn't run over to the corner...
 
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