Battery Placement

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Battery Placement

Postby WilliamE328 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:46 pm

I am a newbee so please forgive this question if it has been asked before or is just plain out in left field. I grew up, think 60's and 70's, on Detroit Iron and we would put the battery in the trunk, on the right side I believe, for the weight moved to the rear and for the torque twist. My question is why not move the battery to the trunk in the new generation Fiat124? I believe the prior generation had the battery in the trunk, maybe I am confusing it with another vehicle. Anyway, thanks for your help.
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Re: Battery Placement

Postby Brian » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:33 pm

We did it on some stripped out NC race cars. By the time we add the 10 feet of proper gauge cable there is weight gain that cannot be ignored yet most overlook. Decided light weight battery in stock location was the better choice at half the weight of trunk alternative once you count cable. Between brakes and light battery we dropped 52 pounds....details in our Fiat 124 thread HERE.
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