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Old 06-26-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default Dynabatt/Hawker hold down?

What are you guys using as a hold down in the factory location? Thanks.
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When I had a hawker I used thunder racing's hold down. It's kinda pricey but worked well.
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I made my own hold down.

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i will use some lightweight metal flatbar from homedepot and make my own and paint it to match the car. im not spending 100 bucks for a battery hold down. i have to do mine soon, my last trip to the track snaped the factory hold down on the launch.
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you i got a piece of 12" x 1" flat stock aluminum, drilled a hole on the tip and bent it into a hold down.
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This was done for a 99 Cobra, but I'm sure you could do something similar for a 4th Gen F-body. Very easy, light, and cheap.

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The aluminum piece looks like a good alternative to spending $100.00 on Thunders kit.
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BTW, do the stock side post battery cables work with these batteries?
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BTW, do the stock side post battery cables work with these batteries?
nope, they have adapters.
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The cables worked fine on ours, i just removed the red and black rubber covers, and used some small, short bolts that fit the threads of the battery with some washers.
I also use some aluminum flat bar i had laying around to make a hold down.
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How well does this battery hold up to a daily or very seldom driven car without getting in the car to find a dead bat?
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I drive mine EVERYDAY. the car has 104k miles and a thumpin stereo system. and it starts just fine every time.
but i wouldn't sit there with the car off and jam out to the stereo for too long.
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Is the Hawker as good as the dyno Batt? At 3700 race weight, I need to shed some weight and the car could lose some to
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Hawker = Dynobatt at a lower price. Get it. Either will work fine in daily drivers, but do NOT leave anything on with the engine off. They have very little reserve, and even a low-power stereo will run it down in a hurry.
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Aluminum deck strapping from Home Depot - bent, painted satin black and a couple of sheet metal screws - maybe $5 tops and only a few ounces. No adapters needed - take off the rubber boots and bolt them right on!

Best $/lb weight mod there is - $50 to take off 25lbs!
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Best $/lb weight mod there is - $50 to take off 25lbs!
Where do I get a Hawker for $50 and what model number.
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Where do I get a Hawker for $50 and what model number.
Right here: http://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/batteries.htm

$35 for the EP-13 plus shipping - was $50 to my door. You don't need the posts, just remove the rubber boots and bolt the cables directly onto the battery with the supplied bolts and a couple of small washers. Works like a champ!
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Right here: http://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/batteries.htm

$35 for the EP-13 plus shipping - was $50 to my door. You don't need the posts, just remove the rubber boots and bolt the cables directly onto the battery with the supplied bolts and a couple of small washers. Works like a champ!
Thanks for the info.
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What about the SVR-14 from the link provided above? any benefit for $15?
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