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Old 03-18-2009, 09:16 AM   #51
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Ahh that would make sense, you had me worried
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:19 AM   #52
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Also consider that as the length of the wire gets longer the voltage drop will also rise. With a rear mounted battery I would run at least one size larger wire than necessary for the amp rating to correct this.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:48 AM   #53
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Might be old, but every car that I've had with the battery in the trunk they just want it to shut the car/fuel pump off. I always wired it to the fuel pump main feed to the relay, and the main starter cable so it shuts off when the tech flips it. Hang it under the bumper on the bracket that comes with most decent switches or make it from aluminum. They like a sticker too, dont sharpie that on-off stuff. I got sent home once because I used a removable key version. Tech said it could fall out, even after he tried to remove it when it was on and couldnt.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:00 PM   #54
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I'm picturing somehow mounting the switch up beside that battery, but so that the lever is inside the bed side. Then have the rod run back thru the bed side and out a hole under a tail lamp.

I would have to definitely have a hefty steel box around the battery, just because unless you never use it as a truck, you don't want that spare engine sliding into the battery and smashing it when you are on the way home with it!!
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:15 AM   #55
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.......I would have to definitely have a hefty steel box around the battery, just because unless you never use it as a truck, you don't want that spare engine sliding into the battery and smashing it when you are on the way home with it!!
AGREED!!! But I don't think I'll have to install a battery switch in mine. The tech guys at the local strip are pretty reasonable, and let many of these things slide if its a dedicated street car/truck that's not TOO radical i.e. like 500hp or less with most/full interior. Hell they let a lady friend of mine test out her freshly turbo'd civic when she only had a miniskirt on, told me to loan her my over-shirt to cover up her legs! LOL!
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #56
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I put mine back there, and Im runnin a 0 gauge wire thats about 20 feet long, without a cutoff switch, and Ive been to the track half dozen times on TnT nights with no tech problems. My battery isnt even tied down inside the box, Iv got a metal strap that holds the box in and locks, so it all works out ok, most people think its a water trank cause I ran the cables through heater hose so the hole in the bed wouldt hurt them lol.
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