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Billet battery tie down

macleanflood

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This worth $50? I bought van optima yellow top and the factory tie downs don't secure the battery.


Thinking of just welding up a new bar with some scrap steel.

Also seen full cages from other fab shops.

Don't like bouncing ballistic batteries.

-Mac
 

CharlesHS

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This worth $50? I bought van optima yellow top and the factory tie downs don't secure the battery.


Thinking of just welding up a new bar with some scrap steel.

Also seen full cages from other fab shops.

Don't like bouncing ballistic batteries.

-Mac
IF you have the materials and some welding skill; creating one is easier on the pocket and more satisfying than buying one.
 

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Up to you but from the looks of that don’t need a lot of “skills”. Looks like a piece of flat stock material and 2 drilled holes might do it. Definitely want the battery tied down some how, good luck.
 

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This worth $50? I bought van optima yellow top and the factory tie downs don't secure the battery.

Not looking to misdirect your post, but if you bought an Optima battery.... you will most likely be replacing it in the near future. The quality of them has gone way downhill.
 

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This worth $50? I bought van optima yellow top and the factory tie downs don't secure the battery.


Thinking of just welding up a new bar with some scrap steel.

Also seen full cages from other fab shops.

Don't like bouncing ballistic batteries.

-Mac
I am of the mindset anymore that if you like it, you want it and you can afford it buy it…
 

Jerry Bransford

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This worth $50? I bought van optima yellow top and the factory tie downs don't secure the battery.


Thinking of just welding up a new bar with some scrap steel.

Also seen full cages from other fab shops.

Don't like bouncing ballistic batteries.

-Mac
I wouldn't even consider a $50 battery hold-down. I've never had a problem with the two different styles of OEM hold-downs that TJs came with and my Jeep has been on some seriously rough WHAM-BAM-DANG type trails.
 
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macleanflood

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Rolled my own...

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LONGJP2

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I thought Optimas came with the various different style (plastic) hold downs.
My previous ones did.

Also, stop building your Jeep out of a Quadratec catalog. ;)
 

joelachr

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When I recently replaced my battery, the factory tie down didn’t fit flat over it. So I replaced it with this eBay part and it works well.


It was about $8 when I bought it. There are a bunch of listings for what looks like the exact same part so you may be able to get it cheaper than the current $12.
 

Zorba

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When I recently replaced my battery, the factory tie down didn’t fit flat over it. So I replaced it with this eBay part and it works well.


It was about $8 when I bought it. There are a bunch of listings for what looks like the exact same part so you may be able to get it cheaper than the current $12.
This is the part I used as well - albeit a different seller. I added rubber washers to the J-bolts for some conformity.
 
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macleanflood

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Optima did come with a collection of plastic blocks...played with em for a while and set them aside.

I like those E-Bay hold downs...but I don't like not having a stop to keep the battery from sliding between the j bolts.

Either way...all good suggestions and solutions...off to buy a couple of rounds with the $50 I didn't spend.

-Mac