06 December 2010

Battery relocation to the boot

I want to relocate my battery from the engine bay to the boot to make space for a custom fuel surge tank and also for future ICE installation in the boot. 

Most battery in the market will be too tall or too big to have it installed in the boot and still be able to continue have the 'boot box' installed. Therefore, I ended up with two odyssey PC680 battery to overcome the problem.  Thanx to my mechanic cum fabricator, I was to have my design realised for the battery mount.

Fabricating the mount/tray
For my future usage (ICE). One PC680 may not be able to support the demands, therefore I went ahead and got two of  them. Even so, I am not confident that two of them will be enough.

But the PC680 are more compact and lighter than normal batterie, which makes it is easier to install.

Positioning the tray

The battery tray was constructed by welding L bars together.

Test fitting

Snug fit!

My mechanic/fabricator/friend at work.

Batteries Installed
I will update with a new post once I wire up the batteries.

Rear Stabiliser Bar (aka Anti-Roll Bar aka Sway Bar) link bushing.

I mentioned in my camber kit upgrade that it advisable to make use of the chance to change some of the bushing. The rear stabiliser bar link is one of the them. Just pics to illustrate what I was referring to.

Stabiliser Bar Link
 This is the rear stabiliser bar link unbolt from the rear lower control arm. The bushing is slightly worn and deformed.

Rear Stabiliser Bar End Bushing
Here u can see the worn bar end bushing.

Link Bush
The new bushing to be installed with bar link.  This is a pain in the ass to install even with the hydraulic jack.

Stabiliser Bar End bushing
Again the old and the new. This is quite simple to install as the fit is not as tight compared to the bar link bushing.

New Bar End Bushing installed

Part no.
Rear Stabiliser Bar End Bush: 53216-SA5-000
Rear Stabiliser Bar End Collar:52312-SE0-000
Rear Stabiliser Bar Link Bush: 52314-SH4-000