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Old 03-02-2009, 09:07 PM   #11
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yes, you have to have the switch even for a test an tune.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:53 PM   #12
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HA I'm keepin my battery up front then.

And I'm sure you're right. We tech'd our friends Lumina. He had moved his battery to the trunk. He hid it though as it wasn't in a sealed box, didn't have shut off or anything. The tech guy overlooked it because he was too busy droolin over the turbo that was in place of the battery HAHA
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:06 PM   #13
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yes, you have to have the switch even for a test an tune.
Well isn't that a load of crap! So if i put an interposing relay right after the battery and mount the switch on the inside of the back of the box i should be alright?
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:27 AM   #14
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If I understand correctly, it's not enough to switch the battery because the engine will continue to run via the alternator.




One option I'm considering: Put the battery back in it's original location for track day.

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Old 03-03-2009, 10:15 AM   #15
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wire the switch before the relay from the battery. so it will be battery, switch an then relay.
the alternator now has to be directly wired to the switch on the full time power side. this way if switch is shut off while the truck is running it will kill all power running the truck an it will die.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:27 PM   #16
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great i guess im spending some more money Haha never ending!!!

i put my msd where the batt use to b so thier anit no way i can switch back now......
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The whole idea for me is to have that space for the batter free for something else, so i can't really plan on being able to put the battery back in its original place.

Here's a pic of what i think your explaining Mark, correct me if i'm wrong.

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And just to rant a bit, why do you need a shutoff switch with a relocated battery when the stock location doesn't need one ..... doesn't make a whole lotta sense. For full out drag racing you should have a shutoff switch no matter where the battery is located, the switch does make sense. But for joe schmoe's like me, i just don't see the point in having a shutoff switch.
That rod/cable system is a croc or **** too. Whats wrong with running a regular E-stop type electrical button to switch the shutoff relay? I can't see how thats any more un-reliable than the rods/cables they propose. And 6" WTF is that all about, how are you supposed to do a shutoff for a battery under the bed or the back of the bed without doing the rods/cables .... not possible. And if you do the rods/cables to activate the switch you're surely going to loose the functionality of a good part of your box.
God damn stupid shutoff switch ..... ahhhhh now i feel better
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:58 PM   #19
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yes thats whats im trying to explain lol
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:00 PM   #20
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its great for when you have the truck in storage an charging it. you can shut off the power to ecm with the worry of a draining the battery over time or a voltage spike.
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