Just a bit of an update on the Braille battery I picked up last week. Earlier today I had a chance to install it on the WRX.
The difference in size between the B2317R and the Autolite is pretty big. I haven’t weighed the Autolite, but I’d say it’s at least 2 times as heavy.
My engine bay needs a good clean now, it’s pretty filthy.
The j-hooks would be a good mounting solution for a larger battery. In this case, they do the job, but not as well as I’d like. No doubt the battery is secure but there is a small amount of play. I think a battery box will be better for the job. I’m probably going to design a custom one that can work in either the engine bay or trunk, if I decide to relocate it.
In the meantime, I’m still very satisfied with the upgrade. The quality of all the materials is top notch, including the adjustable tie-down bracket. The car fired right up too! More updates to come, once I get started on the box design.