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    I'm moving the battery from the engine bay in my 405 motorsport car & want to relocate it in the passenger side rear footwell for better weight distribution.

    What, if any experience have others had with either fully sealed specialist batteries and/or battery hold downs? eg: should they battery be solid mounted, or have some type of soft base to sit on?

    Maybe something like this-

    http://www.extremebatteries.com.au/a/Battery_Hold_Downs

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    Not a fan of the plastic boxes available as in the event of a sudden stop, I don't want the battery to become a cabin missile.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgti6 View Post
    I'm moving the battery from the engine bay in my 405 motorsport car & want to relocate it in the passenger side rear footwell for better weight distribution.

    What, if any experience have others had with either fully sealed specialist batteries and/or battery hold downs? eg: should they battery be solid mounted, or have some type of soft base to sit on?

    Maybe something like this-

    http://www.extremebatteries.com.au/a/Battery_Hold_Downs

    Not a fan of the plastic boxes available as in the event of a sudden stop, I don't want the battery to become a cabin missile.

    Thanks
    I have one of them holding down a Fullriver HC20 (same as Odyssey PC680)
    under the shallow tray under the floor in the back of the Fuego.

    It's identical to this one, just grey in color -


    It's pretty sturdy and fits well, although you do need to remove the metal jacket on the Full River (not sure about the Odyssey)

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    I run a plastic box, but have made plates to go under the floor and the rods go through the floor.

    The plastic box is just to keep the scruiteneers happy.
    Adrian Wuillemin

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    Can you use a standard charger with the Odyssey/FullRiver type sealed batteries?
    405 Mi16 2.2 litre race car for sale.
    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/car...-car-sale.html
    https://www.my105.com/ListingDetails...d/518/id/22164


    Lap times- Sandown 1 27.9
    Phillip Island 1 53.8

    Previous Frenchies-
    1988 205 Gti
    1998 306 GTi6
    1997 306 N5 sedan
    1996 306 N3 XT hatch
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Avocado
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Trak Yellow
    1975 Renault 5 Guernsey, Channel Islands
    1972 Renault 4 Guernsey, Channel Islands

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