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Old 06-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #26
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Camber plates look good, haven't seen those ones before. By pry bar for caster are you referring to just the front-LCA rear bushing housing itself having slotted holes where it attaches to the car? So, I'm assuming you pry it out to get the most angle out of the mount itself before torqueing the 2 bolts down?
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #27
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I thought SM required the battery to be outside the passenger compartment.

Maybe I misread that part.

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Old 06-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #28
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I thought SM required the battery to be outside the passenger compartment.
True. Locating a battery in the passenger compartment isn't legal for SM. It is legal in Prepared.

On a related note to the battery photo above - a battery placed very similarly in my old F500 car almost burned a hole through my kevlar seat shell. You might want a bit more insulation on the terminals, just to be safe.

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #29
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why not just put the battery back in the stock location, the extra wire to relocate it just adds more weight
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:40 PM   #30
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I have plenty of extra cable so I can move it back to the passengers side of the trunk area no problem.

The battery is an AGM battery, and no battery likes heat... It will not be in my engine compartment ever again. Besides, any weight I can take off the nose and move elsewhere is a good choice.

I'm confused how any burning at all could occur if the leads themselves were not touching somehow.... Is your seat conductive? Leave some wet towels down there or something?

And yes, I mean using a pry bar to crank in as much caster in the rear FCAR bushing mount. No slotting any more than was already in the mounts.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:13 AM   #31
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So since a battery under the passnegers seat is a no-no..... I needed a bracket. So I made one, and put the battery in the trunk. Actually finding a place for it was kind of a pita because of the multiple metal layers in certain areas, but this location is good for me.

Materials: 1/8" Aluminum stock


Then I cut and bent some stuff with a 5lb sledge:


Voila! It aint pretty but the sucket is strong!:



Installed, 4" PVC cap made so stuff in the trunk doesn't mess with the leads:
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