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Well, I'm planning on getting my alternator shipped with my xs batteries. A d3400 up front and a d3100 in back, so in a week or so i'll need to be constructing a battery rack, either right behind the back seats, or trying to squeeze it between the box that has yet to be designed and the side over the wheel well.
Just wondering how you guys make your battery racks? I was under the impression of just making a wooden box that fits the battery snug and running a bolt through the body, or industrial velcro to hold it down.


And it might be off topic, but I'm hoping i'll be okay to run a AQ3500d.1 @1ohm with a Mechman 270A, D3400, and a D3100. Dips to around ~13.5 possibly?
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i just run a self tapper though a 2x4 right into the body. just watch out for stuff below. i've seen fuel lines hit doing that. could also make a battery rack that attaches to the box then just screw the box down.

none the less i just use 2x4's.
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Gracias on the quick reply, I've seen a million racks, but was never able to find a "How To" on how anybody did it, I guess people figure it's easy enough to do it doesn't necessitate a write-up, but I'm anal on knowing how to do every detail before I jump into anything.
Hadn't crossed my mind to combine the holder and box, I think i'll have to try it, sounds like it'd give a sleeker look if only doing 1-2 batts in the back.
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Gracias on the quick reply, I've seen a million racks, but was never able to find a "How To" on how anybody did it, I guess people figure it's easy enough to do it doesn't necessitate a write-up, but I'm anal on knowing how to do every detail before I jump into anything.
Hadn't crossed my mind to combine the holder and box, I think i'll have to try it, sounds like it'd give a sleeker look if only doing 1-2 batts in the back.
this itself is install specific, meaning every install is different and you need to use you skills and imagination...




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wow now thats a creative place for the bats.
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