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What would happen? #424949 Mar 24, 1:23pm Mar 24, 1:23pm
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What would happen?
What would happen if the strut bar touches both positive and negative terminals on the battery? Is something going to catch on fire? By the way, if you guys wants smaller and lighter car battery, try the optima yellow 51R. I bought one from pepboys since they had it for descent price.

Re: What would happen? [Re: hobie] #424950 Mar 24, 1:33pm Mar 24, 1:33pm
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I dont know, but i wouldnt try it idunno

Re: What would happen? [Re: GTS02] #424951 Mar 24, 1:48pm Mar 24, 1:48pm
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Shorting out your battery would be a bad thing.
If you want a light battery, go for Odyssey. Mine weighs 15 lb. (stock was 33). I've had no starting problems at all, even in mid winter here. See photo in my profile. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with a power draining stereo though.

Re: What would happen? [Re: hobie] #424952 Mar 24, 2:22pm Mar 24, 2:22pm
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Originally Posted by hobie
What would happen if the strut bar touches both positive and negative terminals on the battery? Is something going to catch on fire? By the way, if you guys wants smaller and lighter car battery, try the optima yellow 51R. I bought one from pepboys since they had it for descent price.


what's the benefit of the reversed posts on that battery anyhow??


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Re: What would happen? [Re: jonnyess] #424953 Mar 24, 2:24pm Mar 24, 2:24pm
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if it touch both terminals it will burn some of your fuse..


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Re: What would happen? [Re: kmlgts] #424954 Mar 24, 2:38pm Mar 24, 2:38pm
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Ummmm... Your battery will fucking explode! Not to mention it will also melt your strut bar as it arc welds itself to your battery. If you dont insulate the terminals properly from the strut bar be prepared for battery acid all over your engine compartment and a possible fire.


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Re: What would happen? [Re: CID498] #424955 Mar 24, 7:04pm Mar 24, 7:04pm
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frown ye ai was very worried aobut that putting mine in. and still worried now. you can see in my prfile i put a bunch of electrical tape on the bar near the terminal but i have been told it goes through that, i forgot the dudes name that said it happened to him. i sugesst getting a yellow top becasue it moves the terminals away from the bar thumbsup

Re: What would happen? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #424956 Mar 25, 9:01am Mar 25, 9:01am
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You can also get a piece of rubber hose and slice it length wise and wrap your bar.


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Re: What would happen? [Re: CID498] #424957 Mar 25, 9:30am Mar 25, 9:30am
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i have the optima yellowtop 34/78 and a tanabe strut bar. i moved it that the terminals were extended and are now a great distance away from the bar. thumbsup


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Re: What would happen? [Re: Zero] #424958 Mar 25, 10:54am Mar 25, 10:54am
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Umm...turn your battery around? confused

Re: What would happen? [Re: renfield90] #424959 Mar 25, 10:56am Mar 25, 10:56am
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^^ Its not that easy dude. The cables aren't long enough for that.


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Re: What would happen? [Re: CID498] #424960 Mar 25, 8:01pm Mar 25, 8:01pm
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When the poles are shorted, the load becomes the battery itself, to make it short ( ha ha no pun intended) the battery will generate so much hydrogen, that either the heat from the battery or the spark from the short will ignite the hydrogen. This makes the battery explode.

If the short is removed in time, the hydrogen will dissipate, but the plates in the acid bath, will have the coating flake off. when the debris reaches the bottom of the plates, the plates short out one cell at a time. it may take a week or two but the battery should be on death watch.

If you bairly arced it so it poped and scaired the crap out of ya, rofl and it was a momentary short, I wouldn't worry.

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