Drag Racing Tech - Dynabatt/Hawker hold down?




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Slow 346
06-26-2004, 12:39 PM
What are you guys using as a hold down in the factory location? Thanks.


theblur98ss
06-26-2004, 01:13 PM
When I had a hawker I used thunder racing's hold down. It's kinda pricey but worked well.

Dragaholic
06-26-2004, 01:35 PM
I made my own hold down.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid124/p569bf0c4bb8cfff702df71dbab7158da/f81c32a0.jpg


Slow 346
06-26-2004, 01:47 PM
Pic didnt work?

SMOKIN01TA
06-26-2004, 02:06 PM
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. :eek2:

SUX2BU
06-27-2004, 04:20 AM
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.

Bob Cosby
06-27-2004, 07:36 AM
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.

homemade dynobatt holddown (http://members.cox.net/rdcosby1/images/battery/)

Slow 346
06-27-2004, 09:03 AM
The aluminum piece looks like a good alternative to spending $100.00 on Thunders kit.

Slow 346
06-27-2004, 09:05 AM
BTW, do the stock side post battery cables work with these batteries?

SMOKIN01TA
06-27-2004, 11:00 AM
BTW, do the stock side post battery cables work with these batteries?
nope, they have adapters.

CamaroCain
06-27-2004, 12:10 PM
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.
Clint

AINT SKEERED
06-27-2004, 12:40 PM
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?

SUX2BU
06-27-2004, 12:53 PM
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.

AINT SKEERED
06-27-2004, 01:03 PM
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 :jest:

Bob Cosby
06-27-2004, 06:44 PM
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.

BLK02WS6
06-27-2004, 08:12 PM
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!

AL SS590 M6
06-28-2004, 05:03 AM
Best $/lb weight mod there is - $50 to take off 25lbs!
Where do I get a Hawker for $50 and what model number.

BLK02WS6
06-28-2004, 02:51 PM
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!

AL SS590 M6
06-29-2004, 04:36 AM
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.

Shon Herron
06-29-2004, 08:13 AM
What about the SVR-14 from the link provided above? any benefit for $15?

BLK02WS6
06-29-2004, 08:09 PM
What about the SVR-14 from the link provided above? any benefit for $15?


I called them and asked them - If I remember right, that one had a few more cranking amps and he said some people use them for high compression, hard to crank engines - the cheaper one is lighter!

BLK02WS6
06-29-2004, 08:10 PM
Thanks for the info.

Glad to help!