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Old 02-28-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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im in need of a complete battery tie down set.

battery tray, the piece that goes over the battery, and the j hook. the nut on top isnt needed but if you have it that would save me a good 30 mins of searching for a matching one in my bucket of extras lol
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I should have all of those. You don't need the bracket that screws to the trunk floor?
Will check tonight.
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step 1. drill two holes in the trunk on either side of your battery
step 2. ziptie your battery in
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step 1. drill two holes in the trunk on either side of your battery
step 2. ziptie your battery in
Step 3. Fail every tech inspection for every motorsports event you ever try to enter.
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I drove with a ghetto-rigged tie-down for a while. One beautiful day the battery decided it had enough and under hard braking jammed the positive terminal against the trunk hinge. Engine fire ensured. Luckily just burned some wiring, nothing major.

Fun times.
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Step 3. Fail every tech inspection for every motorsports event you ever try to enter.
Obviously you've never been to a track in FL.
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Step 3. Fail every tech inspection for every motorsports event you ever try to enter.
Yup. I've teched cars and been in charge of tech at events for over 10 years now. Battery mounts are a very common issue. Crummy mounts on street Miatas lead to ugly pimple dents (outies not innies) in the nearby fender too.
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I should have all of those. You don't need the bracket that screws to the trunk floor?
Will check tonight.
i didnt think of that.. ill check my trunk tonight.

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Yup. I've teched cars and been in charge of tech at events for over 10 years now. Battery mounts are a very common issue. Crummy mounts on street Miatas lead to ugly pimple dents (outies not innies) in the nearby fender too.
i have 2 bungee cord holding it in place now. it doesnt slide around but wen i hit a bump in the road it bounces. and i also have the pimple dents in my rear quarter
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and i also have the pimple dents in my rear quarter
I've got these. I tell people they're a side-effect of all the roids my car takes.
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