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battery tie down #36614 Aug 16, 11:07pm Aug 16, 11:07pm
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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

Re: battery tie down [Re: SilverGT] #36615 Aug 16, 11:15pm Aug 16, 11:15pm
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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

Re: battery tie down [Re: SilverGT] #36616 Aug 16, 11:26pm Aug 16, 11:26pm
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then wuts goin on in the picture? it looks like only one of the nuts is bolted.

Re: battery tie down [Re: Steven] #36617 Aug 16, 11:27pm Aug 16, 11:27pm
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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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Re: battery tie down [Re: Pnoiracerz] #36618 Aug 17, 1:18am Aug 17, 1:18am
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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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Re: battery tie down [Re: SilverGT] #36619 Aug 17, 1:38am Aug 17, 1:38am
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you can clearly see that both bolts and nuts are used for this install...


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Re: battery tie down [Re: SilverGT] #36620 Aug 17, 1:42am Aug 17, 1:42am
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and here it is from yet another angle...


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Re: battery tie down [Re: SilverGT] #36621 Aug 17, 1:46am Aug 17, 1:46am
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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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Re: battery tie down [Re: SilverGT] #36622 Aug 17, 9:49am Aug 17, 9:49am
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looks great dude! grin


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