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My battery compartment is all ripped up... the black covering is ripping, and you can see the white gauze looking stuff underneath. it's a real eye-sore in the engine compartment.

has anyone come up with a bright idea to make it look pretty?
 

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that kit would make it easy, but I plan on going a little overboard from my past projects. I plan on getting an Optima Red Top. Find a quality Billet hold down battery box setup. Monster Cable 1 gauge positive and and negative cables. All monster fuses wiring. It looks sick IMO. Plus, I was thinking about using that spare trunk space. Relocated battery on one side adn nitrous bottle on the other. Maybe even try to use the spare tire cover as the top, so with that in place, you see nothing. What do you think?? I have not seen anybody do this?? Have they??
 

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I noticed the other day that my sister's Chevy Cobalt LS (economy model) has the battery in the trunk. The length of the car is pretty close to the V. Makes me wonder if the Cobalt cables could be used as part of a GM-based battery relocation kit.
 

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I relocated the battery to the trunk but it sits back there by itself. No bottles. :)

Used the kit from Summit Racing with no problems.

Grab an extra battery box and put the bottle in there. :)


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that kit would make it easy, but I plan on going a little overboard from my past projects. I plan on getting an Optima Red Top. Find a quality Billet hold down battery box setup. Monster Cable 1 gauge positive and and negative cables. All monster fuses wiring. It looks sick IMO. Plus, I was thinking about using that spare trunk space. Relocated battery on one side adn nitrous bottle on the other. Maybe even try to use the spare tire cover as the top, so with that in place, you see nothing. What do you think?? I have not seen anybody do this?? Have they??
 

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Mine's in the trunk with the cover on, stock battery works, but the optima was to tall with the box to put the cover on.
 

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I've got a red top optima that is going in the trunk as well! Just one of many little things I need to get around to.
 

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for an update on this thread (assuming someone searches for a solution later) - the resolution was contact Luke at Lindsay, and order a new battery cover. I was expecting it to be like $85.00 (because my local dealer quoted me $108 to install), but it's so cheap from Lindsay i may just buy two in case!
 

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Since I'm lazy at the moment and I could either ask you, "how much?" or call Luke (so-o-o many digits to punch :eek:), I'll take the easier route and ask, "How much?"
 

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Since I'm lazy at the moment and I could either ask you, "how much?" or call Luke (so-o-o many digits to punch :eek:), I'll take the easier route and ask, "How much?"
:yeah:
 

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I have heard someone putting a more durable corvette battery cover on there.. it was in a thread not too long ago..
 

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Well, I PM'd Luke, he PM'd back, I called him, and he's sending one out tomorrow. :D

Thanks!!!
 

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till i get permission to post a price - PM Luke at Lindsay... it's a great deal, i promise :)
 

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Braille makes great light weight batts...I am close to 100F and havent had any issues yet with my batt...
 
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