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Old 09-01-2007, 05:39 AM
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Air Intake Question.

Hi all,

I want to move my battery to my boot (trunk), so I can place an air filter where the battery is now.

Like this:

(Admire my paint skills. :P )

So my question is, is there a ready made set that can do this? Is there a set that I can modify to achieve this result? Or, do I have to completely make my own set up?

Thanks for any help fellas.
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Well, I don't know if there is anything specific as far as the intake goes, but if you need to move the battery to the trunk, that is actually pretty easy. Just get a 4 gauge power wire set from a local car stereo shop and run the power wire through your firewall, under your carpet all the way to the mounting location in the trunk.

You may need a 2 or 3 way power distributor under the hood to make sure you route the positive side to all the correct power sources. The cables should cost around $50-100 depending on quality and if you can get a good deal. A power distributor (fused w/ ~80-100 amps combined fuses) should run you about $15-30. Just mod the neg terminal so that you can ground it to the chasis under the hood, and ground the battery to the chasis in the trunk. Make sure you scrape the paint and use quality mounting terminals to ensure a solid contact. The whole project will probably take a couple of hours...and maybe a couple beers.
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Thanks mate. :) I'm sure I could do that myself, but I've also got a friend who's going to help me with it, since he's done it to his car. (A Nissan 200SX.)

And yeah, I could never forget the almighty beer. :P

I love the colour of your valve cover. I've been thinking for quite some time about what colour I want to do mine, and I think I've found it now, haha.
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ok just did the battery relocate on my car last night..... and its gonna take more beers then one would think......then again thats the last time i tell a "few" ppl to come on over to lend a hand...hahahah
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lirl. been there before! Well, if someone has someone has some pics, I was thinking about posting a diy sticky on how to run power/audio cables through preludes. the only problem is, I haven't ran any through mine yet and I don't know when I am going to get a round to it. It could be while but I'm pretty sure it would be fairly helpful. LOTS of people are always asking about it
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Relocating your battery is very simple......

I recommend using 0-2 gauge multi strand wire.

And using a 4 gauge for the negative, going all the way from the trunk to the firewall, stopping every 2 feet or so and bolting onto the floor to ensure proper grounding.

Good luck, remember use a battery box.
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team123, I agree w/ 0-2 gauge cable and battery box. I disagree with the rest though. if you just ground the battery in the trunk, it will be better for the whole system. You want the ground cable to be as short as possible to ensure maximum surface area and conductivity. Also, you want the ground cable to be the same exact size as the pos cable (if not bigger) b/c whatever power is going into the circuit is going to have to come out as well. Plus it's a lot easier to make one short ground cable!
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If you get stuck mate, try a DA9 integra intake, apparantly they fit.

But it's not hard. PVC downpipe from the local hardware shop would do the trick if you sealed it properly, but it doesn't look as cool as stainless pipe.
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team123, I agree w/ 0-2 gauge cable and battery box. I disagree with the rest though. if you just ground the battery in the trunk, it will be better for the whole system. You want the ground cable to be as short as possible to ensure maximum surface area and conductivity. Also, you want the ground cable to be the same exact size as the pos cable (if not bigger) b/c whatever power is going into the circuit is going to have to come out as well. Plus it's a lot easier to make one short ground cable!
Don't you think I've tried that?

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I've had my battery in my trunk for over 4 years now. Trust me. Do my method and you'll be golden. When moving your battery to the trunk, you'll notice that everything will dim and or slow down (windows etc).

Now ground out as close to the battery as you can and continue on over to the firewall, grounding every 2 feet or so. Trust me.....


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