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hey, not this matters much but i got the battery in my trunk in my escort. use the summit racing kit it is like 40 bucks. it comes with cable, a marine battery case and all needed hardware. takes like 45 minutes to do frees up some much needed space in most compacts except for hondas and their small batteries. hope this helps a little.

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well, it took me a lot longer than 45 minutes to do the battery relo (1.8 L Tiburon). I can't speak for the summit kit, but the kit I got at a local parts store must have been similar: 2g wiring, marine battery case, j-bolts, h-bar, and misc hardware.

Two pieces of advice for people doing this:
Check your wiring thoroughly. I left the ground wires alone in the engine and the result was the starter pulling 100 amps through this little 12 gauge wire (it eventually got bigger, but for about 2 feet it was that small).

Rearrange the hardware so that all the nuts are in the trunk. If you use the J-bolts straight from the kit, they will have to be tightened under the car. I bought some L brackets and two extra bolts and made it so everything is accessible from the top.

Performance is increased. The back end definitely feels heavier and I haven't seen any problems with front end traction.

I still have one problem: my dash lights (dim already) go out under hard acceleration. They come back at cruise, but I'm wondering if they aren't grounded well or if my battery ground could be better. All other electrical components seem to be working fine (the headlights don't dim, the stereo works, and the clock seems unaffected).

odd. anyway, good luck.
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