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    Battery mount in trunk

    The only thing i have left to do is mount the battery in the trunk, its just been sitting back there this whole time, i want it neat, and have it sitting on the flat spot above the muffler. Has anyone got any good ideas, i have a few, but would like to see some pics and info from other people, thanks, just give me your thoughts....

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    You can buy battery boxes from your local auto parts store.

    Bolt the box to the trunk floor. Put battery in box. Yippee.







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      #3
      Cool, thanks, Ive thought about that one or the aluminum one from summit, or making my own, but that looks good. thanks....just trying to get some more ideas, might go with that.. don't know..lol

      the only thing im worried about is, throwing bolts or screws down into the heat shield, dont like the idea of that..

      Yes, among the battery staying to hot above the muffler, but everyone else has them there on that only flat spot. I think it will be fine.. I dont know, im buying something, dont know what yet, tomorrow when i get paid to hold it down, so i can drive it around the subdivision more.

      Any other pics someones got for me to see.. lol, trying to get some more ideas, thanks...
      Last edited by JoshM; 04-16-2010, 09:58 AM.

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        #4
        Yeah you're definitely on the right track. Batteries release toxic gas and if your trunk isn't sealed you're breathing it. I'm not certain but i think it's explosive too isn't it?
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          Dont got pics but i have my battery behind my passanger seat

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            Originally posted by gotboost? View Post
            Yeah you're definitely on the right track. Batteries release toxic gas and if your trunk isn't sealed you're breathing it. I'm not certain but i think it's explosive too isn't it?
            You are correct. if your going to relocate your autozone/sears no maintenance vented battery inside your interior/trunk. Make sure you run a vent to ensure the vapors are extracted. Best bet would be to spend the extra cash and get a sealed battery.

            Just looking out for your health and the health of any back seat passengers.
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              Originally posted by gotboost? View Post
              Yeah you're definitely on the right track. Batteries release toxic gas and if your trunk isn't sealed you're breathing it. I'm not certain but i think it's explosive too isn't it?
              yes, the gas expelled is hydrogen. it is almost impossible to tell if it is ignited also, the flame is nearly invisible and the flame doesnt radiate near as much heat as other flamable substances.

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                So let's put it in the trunk!

                I'll leave mine under the hood, thanks.


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                  Originally posted by steelbluesleepR View Post
                  yes, the gas expelled is hydrogen. it is almost impossible to tell if it is ignited also, the flame is nearly invisible and the flame doesn't radiate near as much heat as other flammable substances.
                  They also put sulfuric acid particulate into the air. The noticeable human signs of this are burning nose, throat, eyes and itchy skin. The noticeable vehicular signs of this contamination are rapid oxidation on unprotected metal surfaces. That's why you may see that blue/white crusty stuff (sulfuric acid + Hydrogen oxidation) on your battery terminals.

                  That is why most Accords have a breather/air intake tube pointed at the battery. Not only to try and keep the battery cool but also to help evacuate the sulfuric acid particulates and hydrogen gas from under the hood faster. I took mine off when I installed my CAI and almost immediately started to see oxidation forming on my battery posts. I kept them clean with a wire brush, water and baking soda. I had already thrown out the breather tube...
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                    #10
                    Chill out guys, its just a battery in the trunk, very simple, i have bare metal through out the car, not an everyday driver, just going to cruise it every once in a while and race it at the track, no back seat, no passenger seat, no carpet, nothing. its fine, i was just wanting ideas on how other people mounted it. nevermind, ive already got a battery tray for it, but thanks anyway...

                    There are thousands of people that have the battery in the trunk, its no big deal.
                    Last edited by tootall; 04-16-2010, 06:43 PM.

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                      #11
                      No need to get defensive, just giving people a heads up on the possible side effects of putting a regular non sealed battery in the trunk.

                      One other thing, now that you mentioned that you have no barrier between you and the trunk and the added fact that you will not be using your car as much. The vapors in the drivers compartment will be worse in your case. Just remember if you smell a rotten egg odor, let your car air out before spending time in it
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                        #12
                        thanks buddy, i didnt mean it that way, but i do plan on putting some kind of seperation between the cab and the trunk, thanks. Im working on it right now. lol

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