Had a long Thanksgiving weekend off work, and was able to get some things installed/done. I installed a GD impreza master cylinder brace, smaller fuel filter, deleted the antenna, and finally relocated the battery.
Then I re-did the POS wire for the battery relocation yesterday. At first I used rubber/metal conduit, with 1AWG THHN wire....now I used all plastic conduit and fine stranded audio/battery cable.
Engine bay is starting to look better:
The conduit is mounted at the box, firewall, and engine bay.....the other clamps are attached to the center console trim, but are just to keep it in place. Overall, the wire is very secure and protected.
I was able to use a normal j-hook set up for the tie down. It just uses two pieces of aluminum that basically sandwich the battery and keep it from moving....again the box is just to hold the wires and breaker....the structure is all in the frame I bolted to the floor.
I used a seat rail bolt for the NEG wire. I made sure it was ALL bare metal with a wire wheel....bolted it down good....then sprayed a layer of Rustoleum to prevent rust.
--Master cylinder brace and fuel filter
Figured I would try one out....I'd say it helped the pedal feel a little bit...cool piece to have too. I bought a Perrin one for a GD knowing it wouldn't fit....but I made it work.
The oem fuel filter was obviously in the way....and I recently saw some people with a smaller inline filter....so I bought one online. It's from a company called JEGS, and is about the size of a D-battery.
The Perrin brace has 3 mounting holes...2 line up perfect where the fuel filter bracket was....but the 3rd needed a hole drilled. The set screw/bolt was also too short so I picked up a longer one from a hardware store. Feels solid.
Used the Grimmspeed block off plate. Pretty easy...the antenna just pulled right out. Took the a-pillar cover off for no reason.
...and here's the little bit of weight reduction from the past month. I know I added weight with the battery relocation....but I still like to keep track of the stuff I remove. I should be into the 2600's again....I just need to go get weighed