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Old 08-23-2007, 02:40 PM
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Battery location

Can anyone give a reason for not mounting the battery in the cab of a competition only mud truck? I built a bracket using the factory bench seat mounts for my racing seat and have plenty of room on the passenger side. I would use an Optima gel battery. Thanks!

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anytime you reduce the weight in the engine compartment the better off you are in drag racing. It all has to do with weight RATIO. in a mud truck I don't know how much this will gain you, but I would not put the batt in the driver compartment, even tho its a optima you may change it in latter years to a old type acid type the gases and explosion potential wouldn't be a good thing to have in the cab.
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It depends on the rules,if they have any or not.Or if you are just using it just for fun.
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Can anyone give a reason for not mounting the battery in the cab of a competition only mud truck? I built a bracket using the factory bench seat mounts for my racing seat and have plenty of room on the passenger side. I would use an Optima gel battery. Thanks!


Doc here,

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The possibility that the Truck/Crawler Can get "Hard" upside down, and break the battery/Hold downs , now you have a 50 pound object flying around in the cab...at high "G's"...OR :

You Hit something HARD, and sever the Battery cables, with a short to ground..you have a cable turning the cab area to "Molten Metal" at 1000 CCA all around you, starting fires to anything that will burn, (Including you!)

Too Easy to have things "Go wrong" inside an "Accessible" passenger Compartment (where things like tool boxes and spare parts are usually haul while towing..) and end up damaging something..

IF a Fire Breaks out..It may be toxic, (fumes) and you may not have enough time to egress the Vehicle Before it overcomes you..(ALWAYS mount Battery, main cable, and Fuse LINKS outside a passenger compartment! They Do their jobs by burning up..)

If something happens to cause a constant over charge, When (not if..) the Battery Explodes, it will not fill your body with Toxic and chemically destructive shrapnel..that can kill you..or make you wish it did months, years after..


Those are just a few that quickly come to mind..


Besides..you have a perfectly SAFE Pickup bed not more than 3 feet away..that won't hurt anybody should things go very wrong!




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All very good points thanks for your input. I will go to the bed, the fuel cell is already back there. I am mounting the MSD and coil in the cab and was trying to keep the wire runnning to a minimum. I was thinking about the different flex between the cab and bed so I'll probably go through the floor to get back to the battery and allow a little extra wire in case things ever get too twisted.

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