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need pics of construction grade yellow optimas installed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    ok guys, down to crunchtime and i want to be driving this week.

    i have this yellow top optima

    http://www.optimabatteries.com/publish/optima/americas0/en/config/product_info/commercial.html

    which is a lot bigger than a stock battery.

    my friend gave me a heavy duty bracket whic i extended 2 inches and ithought i was golden until i realized that if i closed my hood or bounced too much, the posts would hit the hood.

    i cna move the battery box down , but then it would be on an angle, so im not sure if thats a good way to go.

    i would like to keep it in the same area . i also moved the overfill resevoir an inch or so, but thats not effecting it.

    please help me out guys, lets see some pics!!!
     
  2. 86dieselburb

    86dieselburb 1/2 ton status

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    Dry cell batteries can to mounted at any angle. Couldn' you flip the battery on its side and have good hood clearance?
     
  3. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    it would be hanging over the bracket a it, and not sure on how i would secure it.
     
  4. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I also have the D31. Awesome battery!

    But I have fiberglass tilt front clip, so I had to totally re-locate my tray.I made my own custom tray.

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  5. cegusman

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    Heres mine, not the construction grade but they are the yellow tops.

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  6. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    thanks guys, ryoken was here today finishing the floors and came up with cutting out the inner fender (about a third of the size of the tray) and dropped it a couple of incehs.

    actually fired the engine today and man it felt good!

    thanks again

    ill post pics soon
     

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