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I guess Taylor makes a trunk mount battery kit, I didnt think they made the actual kits! They come in different guages too. The only downside is the ground cable is REALLY short, I guess there kit goes for grounding it in the trunk which i hear is not the best thing. I was going to run a ground to the block still. So I guess the kit may not work. I have a big lengthy peice of 4G wire from an amp I can use for the ground, all I basically need is the + pos 2G cable.

So I guess I could buy the kit, and not use the little dinky ground it comes with. Is $40 worth it, or should I just go buy the cable seperate and mount it myself?
 

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I'm not much into original stuff, we do more customs, and we always move the battery to the rear, ground the battery in the rear to the frame( 2g if you can), and groung the motor to the frame (4g at least) and of course make sure the body grounds are in place and you'll have no problems.I usally just buy 2 guage wire, and the solder/crimp ends and make up my cables ( positive and Negative, instead of the kits, then you buy/use what you really need.There are some really cool new conectors out now that come with a soldering tablet you insert into the end, heat it up, and insert the wire, sort a easy/soldering version.hope it helps
 

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I just buy 2G welding cable at the parts store(2.50/ft)and lug ends. Heat the lug with a propane torch and fill it half way with molten solder-stick the stripped end of the welding cable into the pool of solder and your done. Cheap, easy, way better than over the counter cables and you get to custom build them to your length for routing.
 
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I may just do that then. I was kind of interested in the mounting stuff the kit came with. I will still need some kind of box or mounts for it. What do you suggest? Or have used?
 

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walmart and a few other places sell the marine battery box that is USCG rated and is the same that comes in the jegs or summit battery relocation kits. Then buy a battery holdown bracket with j-bolts or threaded rod from your local parts store and mount the battery once it's inside the box.
 
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We actually sell the Taylor kits at my work I didnt even see them until the other day. I installed it last night. Did it a little different than I thought. Im very happy with it so far! Mounted in the trunk on the passenger side rear corner, the ground goes through the floor onto the chassis, the power goes through the interior through the firewall, onto the starter, the IGN 10G wire goes through the interior to the Battery terminal. And the engine block is also ground to the chassis up in front. It charges better than before (SO FAR) and looks nice too. There "kit" didnt come with a couple needed bolts and the tip for the positive batt. cable that goes to the starter, had to make a quick run to Kragen.
Not bad though!
 
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