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Old 01-31-2017, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by NotyourDadsOldsmobile2 View Post
Some variants of the 26 battery (26 70) has the terminals fixed in the center of the battery, so it may be a stretch for the cables to reach.

As a FYI: I did not use any tray at all in the installation of the 121R, just an aftermarket hold down. After discovering that the "J Bolts" from the factory on my 2008 Fit were of different lengths, I had to swap them around to get that hold down to work, along with a washer or two.

Just a heads up when placing the rear J Bolt, be sure to have the hook end pointed away from the battery.

Note that the 151 is not listed !
very very helpful. thank you. . I have a 2008, and I'm going to get a 121R next week. I found your explanation of the install, and your explanation of the terminal confusion, most helpful.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:18 AM
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Thanks, hope my pics from previous post helps to visualize this install.

Note: The front J Bolt does not go through any hole, but there is a detente under the bottom lip of the tray just about where the hole is.

The one pic does not really highlight this but does show it to some degree.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:13 PM
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Just had my first engine crank issue on my original 2007 Fit Sport. This was purchased in Sep.'06 and the battery was the original, so well over 10 years old. Started right back up with an emergency battery booster pack.

Figured it was finally time to replace the battery though, and they put in the tiny 151R. When I told the mechanic the original battery was over 10 years old he went bug-eyed and made me feel like a negligent parent.
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