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Front Strut Bar Installation #300823 Oct 15, 5:17pm Oct 15, 5:17pm
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Front Strut Bar Installation
Hey,

I have a quick question. I need to move the little red cap and that side of the terminal on the battery a bit to towards the left so that the Strut Bar can be installed. Can I just uncap the red thing and then unbolt it and then move it? Would I need to remove the other bolt first or something so that I do not shock myself?

I am just wondering how you guys did it.


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: Chelica815] #300824 Oct 15, 5:35pm Oct 15, 5:35pm
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It's a good idea any time you are messing with the Positive (red) terminal to Remove the negative (black) terminal first.


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: SurgicalRizz] #300825 Oct 15, 5:44pm Oct 15, 5:44pm
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Originally Posted by SurgicalRizz
It's a good idea any time you are messing with the Positive (red) terminal to Remove the negative (black) terminal first.

Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: unsceenTRD] #300826 Oct 15, 5:46pm Oct 15, 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by unsceenTRD
Originally Posted by SurgicalRizz
It's a good idea any time you are messing with the Positive (red) terminal to Remove the negative (black) terminal first.


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: unsceenTRD] #300827 Oct 15, 5:46pm Oct 15, 5:46pm
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Cool, thanks. Also, I am able to just loosen and then rotate the Positive terminal a bit towards the left side right? Or would I have to do something else before doing this?

And when I have those terminals off the battery, how should I hold them up? Cardboard or something?


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: Chelica815] #300828 Oct 15, 5:48pm Oct 15, 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by Chelica815
Cool, thanks. Also, I am able to just loosen and then rotate the Positive terminal a bit towards the left side right? Or would I have to do something else before doing this?

And when I have those terminals off the battery, how should I hold them up? Cardboard or something?
Wrap a rag around them or something, and be sure to not touch the terminals with the bar.


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: slidr] #300829 Oct 15, 6:06pm Oct 15, 6:06pm
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When talking about the terminals, are you talking about the knobs on the battery or the actual cables that I am not suppose to touch with the bar?


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: Chelica815] #300830 Oct 15, 6:22pm Oct 15, 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by Chelica815
When talking about the terminals, are you talking about the knobs on the battery or the actual cables that I am not suppose to touch with the bar?
Just don't touch the bar to either.


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: slidr] #300831 Oct 15, 6:23pm Oct 15, 6:23pm
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K, thanks!


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: Chelica815] #300832 Oct 15, 6:27pm Oct 15, 6:27pm
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As long as the cables aren't connected to the battery there is no power running through them, if you disconnect the negative terminal there is no ground, as long as you don't touch the positive terminal and the frame of the car at the same time you are fine. Electricity needs a closed circuit to flow...I fell like a science teacher grin

As far as rotating the positive terminal I'm confused on what you mean, are you talking about the red cap on top of it or the actual metal terminal. the metal terminal needs to be tightened down all the way so that really can't be moved anywhere.


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: SurgicalRizz] #300833 Oct 15, 6:38pm Oct 15, 6:38pm
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yes. fir unbolt the black terminal and then loosen the red one and then you can just turn it to the direction you want it to go. thumbsup


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Not moved, just shift towards the side. The Front Strut bar is not clearing because the red cap on top of the Positive Terminal is placed towards the driver side and not sideway. This gives me no clearing room for my Strut bar to go across.

If I move it to the side, towards the passenger side, I will be able to get the bar across. You know the APR install guide here and how the red cap covering the positive terminal is towards the passenger side? Mine is not like that.


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what brand bar? and let me know how much it improves.

Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: GTQuentin] #300836 Oct 15, 11:37pm Oct 15, 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by GTQuentin
what brand bar? and let me know how much it improves.


Originally Posted by Chelica815
Not moved, just shift towards the side. The Front Strut bar is not clearing because the red cap on top of the Positive Terminal is placed towards the driver side and not sideway. This gives me no clearing room for my Strut bar to go across.

If I move it to the side, towards the passenger side, I will be able to get the bar across. You know the APR install guide here and how the red cap covering the positive terminal is towards the passenger side? Mine is not like that.


Read carefully, its an APR strut bar. Sold in ECelica store.

This is what it looks like:

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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: Sancho] #300837 Oct 15, 11:54pm Oct 15, 11:54pm
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Like that. So I just shift the red cap to the side right?


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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: Chelica815] #300838 Oct 16, 7:12am Oct 16, 7:12am
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Originally Posted by Chelica815
Cool, thanks. Also, I am able to just loosen and then rotate the Positive terminal a bit towards the left side right? Or would I have to do something else before doing this?

And when I have those terminals off the battery, how should I hold them up? Cardboard or something?


Just loosen them slightly and turn them to the side,dont need to take them off

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heres a pic

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Re: Front Strut Bar Installation [Re: sickcelica696] #300840 Oct 16, 10:35am Oct 16, 10:35am
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Originally Posted by sickcelica696
Originally Posted by Chelica815
Cool, thanks. Also, I am able to just loosen and then rotate the Positive terminal a bit towards the left side right? Or would I have to do something else before doing this?

And when I have those terminals off the battery, how should I hold them up? Cardboard or something?


Just loosen them slightly and turn them to the side,dont need to take them off


I don't need to take the Negative side off? I thought that it is best for me to always take the Neg. side off first before working on it.


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