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so where do you put that fuse block thats on top of the battery if you relocate the battery and make it not look like but? any one got any pics?
Quote, originally posted by LSinLV » I'd think it would stay where it is; as it would mean running every one of those powered circuits to the same place as the battery.....
You can just attach the power line that originally ran from the positive terminal on the battery to the fuse panel directly to the terminal on the starter. That's what I did and I was able to just tuck the fuse panel in around the driver's side headlight housing.
Quote, originally posted by dennisgli » That's exactly what I'd do - run a wire from the alternator back to the battery. And then one from the relay panel to the battery; but probably just one to the engine compartment with new fuses for the fans, ABS, etc.
Way more complicated than it needs to be.
Well, I just got the car back, will take pics later tonight.
The car feels like I just put my summer tires back on. Turn in is crisper, and the car feels like it is accelerating and stopping with less effort. The front end definelty feels "lighter"
The true test will be at the autocross event this weekend, if we dont get snowed out.
Quote, originally posted by Sketchykid » The car feels like I just put my summer tires back on. Turn in is crisper, and the car feels like it is accelerating and stopping with less effort. The front end definelty feels "lighter".
All because you relocated your battery? I didn't notice jack when I did... Other than my front drivers coil had to come down very slightly to get back to my original stance.
Hey, just telling you what i felt. I am very in tune to what my car is doing, so I may notice what others dont. I am sure that individual set ups also play a roll.
Lets not screw this thread up by saying "you didnt feel that" etc. This was not the placebo effect, my car is now handeling differently. Like I said , the true test will be at the next autocross, hopfully Sunday.
pics taken, and to be uploaded Tomorrow.
New trunk layout
CLose up of the wireing that used to sit on top of the battery. I dont like where they put this, and plan on moving it to where the battery used to sit, or up under the Dirver side fender, if there is enough slack.
Modified by Sketchykid at 9:04 AM 1-12-2007
thanks for the pics, man! hoping you can answer a couple things:
did you run your wire under the car or through the cabin? looks like the cabin?
did you put a kill switch in the cockpit, at all?
how is the battery bolted to your floor? is there a tray under that thing? or is it just sitting there?
I did not instal a kill switch, I dont have a use for one, and there are no rules requireing one for SoloII.
The wire is run through the cabin, it replaces the Amp cable I had running in its place, in reverse direction.
Currently the batter, is screwed directly to the floor via the holes surrounding the battery casenig. I will be switchin to a gel battery for saftey reasons at some point, and then a hold down bracket will be used. As it is the batter is slightly taller than the floor of the trunk.
i have 10 feet of 2 gauge battery wire if you need it. 35 shipped
usually 5 bucks a foot
10 feet is enough to run from the battery back and then a negative to the body in the back. you dont need to run 2 wires front to back.
let me know
Quote, originally posted by jettaIIIspeed »
the hold down on that battery must suck ass good luck with that one, there was another post on here awhile ago that relocated it to where the monsoon amp is i dont know his name if anyone could help me out
here's the one i think you're talking about: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2936513
there is also another one in the R32 forum, if you search "battery relocation" in the archives over there...
I am not running two wires. the other wire you see is my amp wire, which runs to the backside of the trunk and up to my sub.
There is not tie down, Just four anchoring screws. The battery caseing itself has "mounting holes" all around the bottom. If I where to use a tie down, it would stil up even further. thats another reason to get a gel, so i can mount it on its side if necissary.
Its pretty amazing the difference of moving 35+ lbs from 2 feet in front of the front wheels to 3 feet behing the rear wheels!
I saw that when i was first considering this project. The nicest instal I have seen!
I chose the wheel well, and a normal size battery however for the followiing reasons. ALthough lowering the weight of the car as a whole, is always good, I opted to try and achieve a more neutral front to rear ballance. hence putting the battery at the opposite courner from where i sit!
Although this probably changes the weight distribution by 1 or 2 %, its 1 or 2% closer than neutral!