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Unread 01-14-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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Battery Relocation Quick Answer Please!!!

I am relocating my battery to the trunk and i want to know if i need to run both the posetive and the negetive back to the engine compartment??? can i just run the negative to the closest ground and call it a day?

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Unread 01-14-2007, 05:50 PM   #2
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run it back. both of them need to be atleast 2ga.
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Unread 01-14-2007, 05:50 PM   #3
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You always want your ground to be close to your battery. Make sure you clean off the area you ground it to, as a lot of eletrical probs can be traced to bad grounds.
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Unread 01-14-2007, 05:57 PM   #4
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Relocating as in having only one battery in the trunk, and none n the engine bay?
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Unread 01-14-2007, 07:55 PM   #5
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Yeah, im actually doing this on a mustang in order to gain more room for twin turbos... I figured it would be the same as on the Jeep... But i am just going to have 1 battery in the trunk
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Unread 01-14-2007, 08:38 PM   #6
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Run both wires back, and sand down the ground in the engine bay.

use 1/0 wire.
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how much would this cost to do on a jeep? i want to clean up the look in the engine bay and move mine to the trunk too
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Unread 10-31-2011, 05:06 PM   #8
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Do not run two cables. You can ground it to the frame in the back. Just clean before you attach.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 06:46 AM   #9
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BMW has their batter in the back from the factory. One thick main power runs to the front and the battery is grounded back in the trunk. Their cars are all electronic and no issues with that set up so imagine it would work fine in anything else too
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