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Chelica815 Oct 16, 1:17am - #300823 
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Front Strut Bar Installation

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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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SurgicalRizz Oct 16, 1:35am - #300824 

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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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unsceenTRD Oct 16, 1:44am - #300825 
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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.
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ZeroXLX Oct 16, 1:46am - #300826 
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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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Chelica815 Oct 16, 1:46am - #300827 
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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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slidr Oct 16, 1:48am - #300828 

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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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Chelica815 Oct 16, 2:06am - #300829 
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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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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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Chelica815 Oct 16, 2:23am - #300831 
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K, thanks!

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SurgicalRizz Oct 16, 2:27am - #300832 

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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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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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Chelica815 Oct 16, 2:40am - #300834 
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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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GTQuentin Oct 16, 2:51am - #300835 

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what brand bar? and let me know how much it improves.
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Sancho Oct 16, 7:37am - #300836 

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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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Chelica815 Oct 16, 7:54am - #300837 
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Like that. So I just shift the red cap to the side right?

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sickcelica696 Oct 16, 3:12pm - #300838 
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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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sickcelica696 Oct 16, 3:16pm - #300839 
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heres a pic
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Chelica815 Oct 16, 6:35pm - #300840 
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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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