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Old 08-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Looking to re do my battery relocation, I've currently got a small race battery under the seat but I'm going to put it further back in the boot for easier access for charging etc..

I'm looking for somewhere that does decent battery cable with ends crimped on..

.. Also does anyone know of a quick release battery lock down system, so I don't have to undo bolts to release the battery from the car?
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I used a BMW E36 M3 (they have their battery in the boot) battery cable on my Golf when relocating the battery behind the passenger seat. I used a conventional 063 round post battery so the clamps on the M3 cable fitted. Remember you need to up the cable thickness the further away from the starter the battery is, or it will suffer from excess volt drop and not have enough juice the operate the starter.

Not aware of a quick-release system sorry.
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Yeh I'm aware I need to up rate the battery cable, I've been using amp wiring cable since I did as I had a load going spare but I've since been told this isn't the best stuff to be using as it has a higher resistance... Or something like that!

Wiring and me don't get along!
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Maybe you can find a great battery from official website.
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Peugeot do a quick release on the terminals if that's what you mean jay
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