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My battery just died again. I have the BOE clam hinge so it had been relocated. I hate the current location. Every time I have to change the battery I have to lift tilt the clam. And tilting the clam is not very convenient in an Exige with an OEM intercooler.
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You can’t even see the battery in this pic because it is buried under the intercooler hose and charcoal canister. I want to relocate the battery to a more convenient location. I can’t move it to stock location because I have a clam hinge. Do you guys have any suggestions? What about moving inside the cabin? Is that a good idea. I’m not an electrical engineer so please advise.
 

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My battery is in situ and I have the BOE clam hinge.

I use the stock, not BOE rear panel which complicates things a tiny bit.

Best check with BOE yourself.
 

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My battery is in situ and I have the BOE clam hinge.

I use the stock, not BOE rear panel which complicates things a tiny bit.

Best check with BOE yourself.
I assume you had to extend your battery cables to tilt the clam properly?
 

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Nope.
 

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FWIW.....I have a clam hinge on my Exige, with the battery in the stock location, and have extended battery cables. I have the Radium fuel surge tank in the charcoal canister location, so the battery had to stay in the stock location. I actually prefer it in the stock location.
 

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Geez, now I can't remember if I had to disconnect the battery. I'll try to take a look.

Yes, less heat means a better location, but the battery weight is further to the rear of car.
 

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I don't have an Exige, so this may be silly. But since you have posts up at the front, can you put a Lithium battery up front somewhere? I hated having my battery in the trunk mainly because of the extra steps to remove the rear clam and the relatively large amount of wasted space.
 

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My Shorai is in the trunk and at under 5 pounds it really doesn't make much of a difference.

San
 

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My Shorai is in the trunk and at under 5 pounds it really doesn't make much of a difference.

San
Do you have a clam hinge San? If yes do you need to extend your cables or disconnect your battery to tilt?
 

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Mine is inside the car. My finishing wall will the speaker is removed on my car. I sit the battery over the tank area, centred between the seats.

Of course, removing the finishing wall is discutable!
 

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Mine is inside the car. My finishing wall will the speaker is removed on my car. I sit the battery over the tank area, centred between the seats.

Of course, removing the finishing wall is discutable!
How did you secure it? I’m scared of drilling into that area because of the fuel tank is right below. And do you have it covered in a box?
 

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The tank is quite lower than the deck. More than 2 inchs. I have a aftermarket big tank, and I did with the tank in place, but in my case, around 5/8 gap I think. Std tank is not an issue. I installed rivnut M6, tie down with threaded rod M6, and a plate to tie down the battery. The actual bracket is not like the picture, but you can figure something.

About the picture... a lot of wiring downthere in my car, since the ECU (K20 Honda with Hondata, plus traction control wiring, + and +) is overthere, fuse box and all relays for easier access. It look ugly, but I have a carbone cover to cover all that mess...

The battery is an Odyssey PC625, big enought to never have trouble with starting. Like BOE.
 

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The tank is quite lower than the deck. More than 2 inchs. I have a aftermarket big tank, and I did with the tank in place, but in my case, around 5/8 gap I think. Std tank is not an issue. I installed rivnut M6, tie down with threaded rod M6, and a plate to tie down the battery. The actual bracket is not like the picture, but you can figure something.

About the picture... a lot of wiring downthere in my car, since the ECU (K20 Honda with Hondata, plus traction control wiring, + and +) is overthere, fuse box and all relays for easier access. It look ugly, but I have a carbone cover to cover all that mess...

The battery is an Odyssey PC625, big enought to never have trouble with starting. Like BOE.
Nice. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I don't have an Exige, so this may be silly. But since you have posts up at the front, can you put a Lithium battery up front somewhere? I hated having my battery in the trunk mainly because of the extra steps to remove the rear clam and the relatively large amount of wasted space.

There is certainly room for the battery, but I don't know how you would get anything bigger than a D cell in and out. I think there is actually room for a normal sized battery, but you would have to pull the clam to get at it
 

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Hi,

Well I'm a little late, but for those running into the same problems we had. See my presentation thread, there is my solution. The BOE Clam hinges is great, but I had also some headaches with the Non-Federal Version, the Accusump and the washer bottle.

The original BOE battery relocation bracket didn't fit my filler neck at all... I'm still selling it;)
 

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:giggle:Have the clam hinge and the BOE relocation bracket. I keep the battery on a battery tender in my garage when parked. One thing I learned was that you should go with the best battery you can buy. Most of the one's I got on-line were fine for about 3 months and then peter out. I paid extra and got the best I could find that fits the bracket and it has been good for over 2 years now;. The cheaper batteries just didn't have the juice to turn the car over consistency even though they had the same CCA rating. (The rating appeared to me to be over rated). Also I tend to keep a Jump Pac in the trunk when I am going on longer trips just in case. Haven't had to use it for over a year now. I also installed remote battery terminal new the top of the engine so I can hook up a jump start without lifting the clam.
 
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