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problems mounting my new optima battery #346334 Dec 7, 11:34pm Dec 7, 11:34pm
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problems mounting my new optima battery
Its not as tall as the stock battery, so the positive terminal connection, and the brackets that hold the battery, are not sitting properly - has anyone else had this problem? if so, how'd you fix it??

Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: GTaintsobad] #346335 Dec 7, 11:47pm Dec 7, 11:47pm
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yeah I just bent the hook ends of the tie down rods to make them shorter. It works. the positive terminal connection fits fine after I trimmed some plastic off the valve cover...uh plastic cover should I call it?


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Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: QTRMLR_1] #346336 Dec 8, 12:53am Dec 8, 12:53am
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you got yellow top or red???

Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: ragingpaseo] #346337 Dec 8, 9:45am Dec 8, 9:45am
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
you got yellow top or red???


I got the red

Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: GTaintsobad] #346338 Dec 8, 9:57am Dec 8, 9:57am
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Some suggested putting a piece of plywood underneath the battery so it sit a little higher, not sure if it'll help!

Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: speed_celica] #346339 Dec 8, 12:37pm Dec 8, 12:37pm
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keep it low they're nice when you have an aftermarket strut towerbrace and dont have to remove the battery tie down in order to get the brace off.

just buy some shorter tie downs from kragen or autozone

I use a race battery at the track that is 1/2 the height and I bought some new tiedowns and that is it.


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Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: Illusive] #346340 Dec 8, 3:08pm Dec 8, 3:08pm
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I used ply wood
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Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: SeeULater] #346341 Dec 8, 3:38pm Dec 8, 3:38pm
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Doesn't the Rd top just ahve on Termial and one socket.. How would you use the socket? Does that make sence?

Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: GT2111] #346342 Dec 8, 4:25pm Dec 8, 4:25pm
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uhhmm... rolleyes get a bolt and screw that in there? There are only 2 solutions for your problem:

- Just like illusive said buy some shorted tie down. But that would mean spending a few $.
- If your cheap like me I would just put a piece of wood/plywood underneath the battery to raise it a little.

Works the wonders for me and saves me the $. thumbsup

Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: Pnoy] #346343 Dec 9, 8:28am Dec 9, 8:28am
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I ghetto rigged mine. I used to extra 10mm sockets and stuck them underneath the nuts. Looks pretty Good actually. thumbsup

Re: problems mounting my new optima battery [Re: Rocketman] #346344 Dec 9, 5:19pm Dec 9, 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by Rocketman
I ghetto rigged mine. I used to extra 10mm sockets and stuck them underneath the nuts. Looks pretty Good actually. thumbsup


Yeah, I used metal spacers myself.. it doesn't look that great, but mostly, I can't get the red positive terminal cover to fit properly.. I think I'm going to jack it up a bit.. in the summer, I'll see if I can jack up the plate that holds the battery, that'll probably work better, but its -20 right now, so can't even wash my car...

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