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do i need a battery box with an optima?

Old 04-05-03, 02:14 PM
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do i need a battery box with an optima?

i just put an optima battery in my car in the passenger bin (i have an 10ae). do i need to have it in a selaed box to race autocross? or can i get away with the bin as a box? if i need a box does it need to be sealed/vented/just a hold down? i'm trying to get my car ready for the season
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Old 04-06-03, 10:45 AM
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bump. if u need more info let me know
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Old 04-07-03, 12:28 AM
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since it is sealed u don't need it to be vented or cooled... atleast i'm not sure how hot they run.
i've never really went to go see how hot my battery is.
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I have a blue top in the same spot with a cnc'd aluminum bar for a hold down. No complaints or tech problems yet.
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For autocross? don't worry about it. As long as it's secured.

for drag or road racing, it's a different story.

Cheers: venting is for the gases escaping, not for cooling.
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i would check with your local sanctioning body and ask them. it may be different from place to place.
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thanks alot. i got to get to the next track evert and find out
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