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Old 09-19-2012, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick323 View Post
Why do some manufacturers put the battery in the trunk
Weight distribution ! C'mon is it that critical to distribute that little bit of weight to the back on a road car ?
The thick cables leading to and from the engine bay weigh nothing ? & then the losses...
& then some smart ass copies this layout, gets it all wrong and wonders why his engine now performs ****ty
The elctronics guy inside me scratches his head in bewilderment
yes it is important. dont anger the gods.

on a side note, mercedes, vw, dodge, honda (hybrids), toyota (hybrids) either put them in the trunk or just behind the rear seat. go change a battery on a dodge magnum then come back and tell us the lovely time youve had with it
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