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Old August 14th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Battery box vs hold downs

Just a thought abut installing a battery box under the hood.

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Battery and terminals are more out of the elements
ALOT harder, if it comes loose, for terminals to come in contact with sheet metal
neater appearance?

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have to remove a cover to get to battery
may require slight modifications to fit in stock battery tray
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Old August 14th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #2
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Battery box is a better setup in my opinion. I plan on putting one in my truck.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #3
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until i have a major problem i'll stay with hold downs

no problem so far, the box is used in competition in case the battery cracks and theres acid every where
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the box is better cus if something was to hit it the battery would still be ok.
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oh yeah, i'm talking cheap-o plastic marine type box for $12.00 no racing style :)
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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #6
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ok, I'm not being a smartass, but what is there to fly around under the hood? I've never ran a box, and have never seen the real purpuse unless the battery is mounted out in the open like in the bed of a truck or in a tube buggy or something. Seems like a waste in a engine bay
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ok, I'm not being a smartass, but what is there to fly around under the hood? I've never ran a box, and have never seen the real purpuse unless the battery is mounted out in the open like in the bed of a truck or in a tube buggy or something. Seems like a waste in a engine bay


It's more like I either need to buy holddown etc for the battery, or buy a box for the same price.
The box would make it a little neater
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Old August 17th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #9
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I ended up with standard holddowns as all of the marine type box's i found all needed to be accessed from front and back to open them, not hinged on one side
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in the event of the factory brackets breaking, i've always used ratchet straps, haven't let me down yet
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