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    Senior Member Jonathan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC-81 View Post
    Yesterday I installed a battery disconnect switch. I was looking for a simple, nonintrusive unit:



    I liked the yellow zinc plating. Here it is installed, on the negative post as recommended. Just tighten the green knob to turn the battery on, and loosen it to disconnect. You can also remove the knob as a measure of antitheft security.
    I have had one very similar to that on my car for just about the entire 10 years I've owned it. The knob is red on the one I have. It was a DMCX product way back when. I don't see it on their website at the moment though.

    I found getting it onto the negative terminal (as mentioned in the instructions and as you noted) a pain in the butt because of the battery compartment on our cars. It's manageable to get it installed on the negative terminal, but it wasn't very easily reachable when you went to use it to disconnect the battery. That'd be ok in a planned situation, but not so much if you had an electrical fire perhaps and needed it off ASAP.

    I have had mine installed on the positive terminal because of that the whole time. I've never had any issues with it there and it's easier to access. No electrical fires to speak of thankfully though either. Just wanted to mention that as I was concerned initially as to whether it would be okay to install it on the positive terminal (and against the directions it came with).
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    I don't see any reason to have it mounted on the ground as opposed to the positive post.
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    I have a cut off switch nearly identical to the one you installed in these photos and I have it on the positive terminal. As mentioned earlier, in an electrical fire getting to it quickly and easily is the most important thing.
    David Proehl

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    Senior Member Jonathan's Avatar
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    I found a picture of mine installed:

    IMG_4542.jpg

    I can reach it from the driver's seat. I often put the knob, once removed, in the coin tray until ready for take-off again.

    (I think the knob on mine is black... not sure why I thought it was red.)
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    Thanks for the comments and pictures guys. It's good to see that the battery disconnect switch is a tried and true design! I'll have to consider putting it on the positive post then, as it would certainly be easier to reach, especially in an emergency as noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 81dmc View Post
    I found that my fuse block melted to shit.
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    Still waiting for DPI to ship my AC lines....
    Called up Josh at DPI and found out my lines have just been shipped via USPS. I also went to DMCH today, and Crystal had my order ready for pickup while they are still technically closed for inventory.

    Also, got this Chinese bad boy in today...
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    But at a price over $100 lower than DMCH, I'm not complaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 81dmc View Post
    Called up Josh at DPI and found out my lines have just been shipped via USPS. I also went to DMCH today, and Crystal had my order ready for pickup while they are still technically closed for inventory.

    Also, got this Chinese bad boy in today...
    image.jpg
    But at a price over $100 lower than DMCH, I'm not complaining.
    The DMCEU one from PJ Grady was $60 cheaper and comes with stainless hardware and bushings. It's also got the proper mounting points as well.

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    [QUOTE=Christian Dietrich;218497]
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    They are powdercoated and machined and no problems at all with John. I think there is a $2000 core charge but it wont be applied because he knows it takes time to swap them out. Just had these and new tires and centers added yesterday. Around $850 for the set.

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    So are these the wheels that John describes as silver? or do you have some custom finish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    I found a picture of mine installed:

    IMG_4542.jpg

    I can reach it from the driver's seat. I often put the knob, once removed, in the coin tray until ready for take-off again.

    (I think the knob on mine is black... not sure why I thought it was red.)
    Mine look almost exactly like this, except the knob is green. I have used it for almost 10 years now. And I must have a backwards battery, as the negative terminal is closest to the front, and so easiest to reach from the drivers seat, and so that is the post I have it on.

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    [QUOTE=Trstno1;226107]
    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Dietrich View Post

    So are these the wheels that John describes as silver? or do you have some custom finish?
    The wheel is powder coated with a bit or metallic in it then it is machined on the outer part of the turbine and rim lip.

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