Then install the two plates in battery tray and new battery on top of them ,then the box over new battery ,install the top hold-down bracket and straighten out the 90degress bends on the battery cables to reinstall like picture.
The Red Top is a start battery with 800 CCA the stock battery is only about 500CCA and with the Hot weather in California you need a good battery.
Plus I do not play the Stereo when the car is off so the Red Top is the best for me.
It turns the starter so much faster it will extend the starter motors life.
yes, its back from the dead - I had some trouble w/ the optima red 34/78 install on a 99 LS400, thought I'd share.
First, when I bought the battery, I found out it comes with a spacer. Battery + spacer is slightly (1/4") taller than the stock battery. The battery tie down fits perfectly, no modification required. (first pic)
Second, I was expecting to just attach the positive terminal - I could not. A 5min job turned into a 1hr mcguiver episode. The cable was not long enough. I had to extend the terminal. I used an aluminium strip L/W/Thick ~2"x5/8"x1/16". Then had to hack the positive terminal cover to fit. I also used some electrical tape to wrap the portion of the terminal that stuck out the back of the terminal cover. (second pic) The negative terminal fit perfectly.
you could also not put anything under it, use a 1x1x4 piece of plastic/wood under the tie down, and the cables fit fine.
il have some pics soon of the setup in my dad's '00 LS.
1. Black on Black 1999 LS400 PM-spec
-Maya-Megan-Magnaflow-LSportline-Xenondepot-PPE Engineering-Duce-Platinum VIP-Figs Engineering-R1Concepts-
2. 1989 Toyota Supra white package
Current Status: -500 Internal System Error-
3. Black 2004 IS300 -Manaray-HKS-Eibach-
4. Ebony Teal 1995 LS400 11-8-06