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    Thread: custom braille battery box for mk6 gti(picture heavy)

    1. Member hockeystar17mnj's Avatar
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      05-19-2012 08:57 PM #1
      Well after purchasing a 15lb braille battery online and looking at mounting solutions i didnt feel like spending another $100 on the aluminum bracket from braille or going through jegs and spending even more. So i decided to make my own.
      Prices are as follows:
      2- 12" x 12" pieces of 16 awg steel from home depot
      3- rubber washers
      2- aluminum crush washers
      2- steel bolts
      2- steel nuts
      1- oem battery blanket
      1- can of grey rustoleum primer
      1- can of gloss black rustoleum paint
      Entire cost minus tools came to $33 and the satisfaction i didnt have to reuse the crap stock battery box and is actually lighter than the braille option. My weight estimates for the stock option is 35lb for stock battery, 5lb for stock battery box. If anyone has real world weights let me know.
      so stock is 40 lbs est.
      My solution 15lb for battery, 4.5lbs est. for enclosure
      My solution 19.5lbs
      40lbs- 19.5lbs = 20.5 lbs lighter than stock. Thats more removed off the front end than a carbon fiber hood!:thumbsup: Comments & questions welcome.

      What were replacing


      Pizza Box template


      Marking up battery dimensions & enclosure dimensions


      Ready to weld


      Needs alot of grinding


      Nice & blue






































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      06-05-2012 06:40 PM #2
      eh...
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      06-07-2012 11:35 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by GoDDSTOPPER View Post
      eh...
      I take it your not a fan. Mind giving a little more info as to why?
      Not opposed to criticism but its better when its detailed
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      06-19-2012 12:09 AM #4
      just a heads up. That battery is just a re-labeled $70 Deka battery (available from their dealers nation wide with full warranty support)


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      06-21-2012 05:21 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by TBT-Syncro View Post
      just a heads up. That battery is just a re-labeled $70 Deka battery (available from their dealers nation wide with full warranty support)

      Yup, I found that out not 4 hours after I ordered it. Live n learn. If the Braille takes a dump ill just buy a deka. Thank you for the heads up
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      06-24-2012 12:57 PM #6
      the eh comment was most likely referring to your welds, but if that's all you have to work with then more power to you for making an effort
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      06-25-2012 09:11 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Matysik View Post
      the eh comment was most likely referring to your welds, but if that's all you have to work with then more power to you for making an effort
      quite possible, the welds were ****ty at first due to me relearning to mig, and a lack of gas.
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