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Strictly European Autosport - View topic - DIY: E30 front battery tie-down
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DIY: E30 front battery tie-down 
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Here's a little writeup I just did. I figured I'd post it here as well.

I'm Auto-xing tommorow all the way down in SA so to not waste my time I figured I'd better make sure I pass tech and make sure my battery does not move. The "universal" battery tie-down autozone sells is not as universal as the name suggests. Eventually I'll move the battery to the trunk, but this works for now.

Home Depot tie-down:
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2x - 8"+ x 1/4" thread
1x - 12"+ x 1" x 1/8" plain flat metal strip
6x - 1/4" nut
3x - 1/4" washer
2x - 1/4" lock-washer
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It goes across longways.

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Take out the battery. You can use those two holes already in the battery tray. I had to drill the inner hole out a very little bit to fit my bolt through.

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Cut the thread 8" long, and put a nut at the end you cut. Then melt/mash/weld/whatever the nut to the end so it doesn't move and you make a bolt. Repeat on the other end. If you can find 8" 11mm bolts somewhere you don't need to worry about this.

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Cut the metal stip 12", put the battery in and mark it where the bolts will go through. Then drill it.

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This is what the setup looks like not in the car.

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Thead the bolt through the hole, then put the washer, lockwasher, and bolt down, then tighten it up. Repeat on the other side.

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Put in the battery.

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Slip on the metal strip, tighten it on.

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Viola! That baby isn't going anywhere.

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Nice man.. I'll probbably do that, but did you drill those holes or were they allready there?

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why do people thing that there will be less traction with stretched tires? the contact points will still be the same, its only the sidewall that gets stretched.


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Looni your battery is in the trunk. This won't work for you, but I'm pretty sure the universal autozone tie-down will?

And superj said you wouldn't even need one, the factory tie-down passes tech.

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Looni your battery is in the trunk. This won't work for you, but I'm pretty sure the universal autozone tie-down will?

And superj said you wouldn't even need one, the factory tie-down passes tech.


I know it's in the trunk but i was saying I was gonna do something likee that. :P

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why do people thing that there will be less traction with stretched tires? the contact points will still be the same, its only the sidewall that gets stretched.


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looks good man. looks really good.

yes , the factory tie down is a very good set up also and will hold your battery in no matter how many 360s you do at a time (come to a corpus autocross and ask who has done the most spins nonstop and you'll know why i say it has been tested). i have tested the factory unit extensively over the past 9 months of autocross and it has held superbly.


i have the record for spins without hitting a cone. i did a 1080 before coming to a stop without hitting a cone.

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No no no no, you need to come to SA and we should autoX here !! lol.

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why do people thing that there will be less traction with stretched tires? the contact points will still be the same, its only the sidewall that gets stretched.


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unlss they are having it in two weeks and it is as cheap as corpus is to run, i can't do it. i'm on a linited slip diff mission in two weeks and will be at a&j's going under all the e30s they have.

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When you go there give me a hollar, i'll cruise down there with you if you want, i also wanna check this place out.

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why do people thing that there will be less traction with stretched tires? the contact points will still be the same, its only the sidewall that gets stretched.


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Man I have to catchup with all these DIY's you guys have been doing lately. :mrgreen:

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Nice diy! Your gonna want to paint that flat metal and maybe even the all thread. The metal going across the top of the battery has a strange way of building up corrosion and then causing current loss across on the battery. The all thread and nuts on the bottom also have a strange way of oxidizing amazingly fast and turning to rust fairly quick. You don't have to but it would not only look better but provide longer lasting performance. :thumbsup:


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http://www.strictlyea.com/features/e30battery.html

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Nice diy! Your gonna want to paint that flat metal and maybe even the all thread. The metal going across the top of the battery has a strange way of building up corrosion and then causing current loss across on the battery. The all thread and nuts on the bottom also have a strange way of oxidizing amazingly fast and turning to rust fairly quick. You don't have to but it would not only look better but provide longer lasting performance. :thumbsup:

Good tip, thanks.

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