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SilverGT Aug 17, 6:07am - #36614 
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battery tie down

hey wussup guys? i put in my tanabe front strut bar today and about the battery tie down, i understand that most of the people who bought this bar had to modifiy the tie down by shaving the part of the tie down off. however, all i had to do was to shave down a little of the upper long screw to make clearance. i bought the hypermotive tie down but it didnt fit b/c i have the smaller battery. but in this pic, the apr strut bar is installed without the apr battery tie down but it seems as if only the bottom nut was screwed in, and the top screw was just left hanging. my question is that if this is safe and if the battery would move around? Linked Image
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Steven Aug 17, 6:15am - #36615 
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Of course it IS NOT SAFE to drive around without the battery being tied down.

Originally Posted by SilverGT

hey wussup guys? i put in my tanabe front strut bar today and about the battery tie down, i understand that most of the people who bought this bar had to modifiy the tie down by shaving the part of the tie down off. however, all i had to do was to shave down a little of the upper long screw to make clearance. i bought the hypermotive tie down but it didnt fit b/c i have the smaller battery. but in this pic, the apr strut bar is installed without the apr battery tie down but it seems as if only the bottom nut was screwed in, and the top screw was just left hanging. my question is that if this is safe and if the battery would move around? Linked Image
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SilverGT Aug 17, 6:26am - #36616 
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then wuts goin on in the picture? it looks like only one of the nuts is bolted.
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Pnoiracerz Aug 17, 6:27am - #36617 
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Originally Posted by Steven
Of course it IS NOT SAFE to drive around without the battery being tied down.

Originally Posted by SilverGT
hey wussup guys? i put in my tanabe front strut bar today and about the battery tie down, i understand that most of the people who bought this bar had to modifiy the tie down by shaving the part of the tie down off. however, all i had to do was to shave down a little of the upper long screw to make clearance. i bought the hypermotive tie down but it didnt fit b/c i have the smaller battery. but in this pic, the apr strut bar is installed without the apr battery tie down but it seems as if only the bottom nut was screwed in, and the top screw was just left hanging. my question is that if this is safe and if the battery would move around? Linked Image


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Street Prototype Aug 17, 8:18am - #36618 

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look closely at this picture, this is my APR flex control bar, yes i did shave the stock battery tie down and i added a small rubber piece to hold the tie down in place, it will still hold the battery...

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isaac Aug 17, 8:38am - #36619 
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you can clearly see that both bolts and nuts are used for this install...

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isaac Aug 17, 8:42am - #36620 
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and here it is from yet another angle...

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isaac Aug 17, 8:46am - #36621 
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by the way... I didnt modify anything for this install... I just used the factory battery tie-down and all bolts and nuts as they came directly from the factory... I just moved the battery to a position where I could tighten BOTH nuts the make everything secure and free from touching the strut bar thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Aug 17, 4:49pm - #36622 

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looks great dude! grin

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