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May 17, 6:03pm - #179788 
aftermarket batteries

i just got an aftermarket battery to power my new system and the battery is too short to reach the battery tie posts and securely fasten it down. for those of you who have aftermarket batteries how di you solve this problem. any help would be great!


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May 17, 6:11pm - #179789 
return the battery and get one that fits...like an optima or something thumbsup

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May 17, 8:14pm - #179790 
yes

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May 17, 8:25pm - #179791 
optima is also too short.

you'll need to make the tray a little taller. there should be a white tray under the battery that notches into place.

glue,, tape, velcro something into that tray to raise the level up!


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May 17, 8:28pm - #179792 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
optima is also too short.

you'll need to make the tray a little taller. there should be a white tray under the battery that notches into place.

glue,, tape, velcro something into that tray to raise the level up!


this is what i suggested to him as well (obvioiusly not in this thread though).

jeff was wondering if there was anything that other people have already used to fix this problem..like a definite example of something that worked. thumbsup

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May 17, 8:55pm - #179793 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd

Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

optima is also too short.

you'll need to make the tray a little taller. there should be a white tray under the battery that notches into place.

glue,, tape, velcro something into that tray to raise the level up!


this is what i suggested to him as well (obvioiusly not in this thread though).

jeff was wondering if there was anything that other people have already used to fix this problem..like a definite example of something that worked. thumbsup


actually, I have the Optima yellow installed and modified it a bit to fit...

- first I sheared one end of the white tray underneath the battery so that it would sit evenly
- next, I simply used washers on the posts to enable perfect fitment

see my engine bay thread for pics, or if you have any questions send me a pm - thumbsup

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