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2001 Toyota Celica Gt-s: So I bought a front strut bar and when I went to go install it, I noticed that the bar itself would be laying right on top or laying way to close to the battery terminals, thence resulting in it possibly sparking and a possible fire hazard. Has anyone else had this problem with strut bars or do I just need a smaller battery????? I thought it would go on easy, i didn't know it was going to turn into a pain in my a**. I just want to know what plan B is??????? Any help would be appreciated?????????? I"m highly annoyed
 

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what brand,also did you check for any pics that show how the strut bar fits (different for diff. brands)

(dont know how to get the web address link for a thread)
look at the pic in the "Bluboy's car...pics. Celica T-sport (GTS)" thread
clearly shows a front bar there, and its relation to the battery
 

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If you dont have a battery tie down i recommend you get one so your battery doesnt slide around. If its tight in place you shouldnt have a problem with it moving and having the posts hit your strut bar.

Dave
 

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If you dont have a battery tie down i recommend you get one so your battery doesnt slide around. If its tight in place you shouldnt have a problem with it moving and having the posts hit your strut bar.

Dave
Ya, it is strapped down but it still is in the way, unless i try twisting the battery terminals to the side, that might work
 

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One opition is to get an "Optima" battery.
They are a couple of inches lower then the stock/standard.
You need to use the supplied hight adapter to bring it up to stock hight.

Without the hight adapter it wil give you ample clearance for a strut brace.

Also, Optimas are excellent batteries that are completely sealed. This means that it totally elimates any terminal corrosion.

I love my Optima "red top". The celica takes a #35 battery.
The #35 is an industry designation and any maufacture's #35 battery will fit the Celica.
 
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