Can you use side post battery instead Top Post battery?
Some cars still come with side post batteries, and you might own one of them. However, you can do side post to top post conversion for seamless car battery performance. To do so, you need to know how to change side post battery terminals to top post in the first place.
How tight should side post battery terminals be?
For UTL and UT battery terminals with threaded studs, the recommended torque is 95 – 105 in-lb. (7.9 – 8.8 ft-lb.). For bolt-thru terminals such as large and small L and Offset S, the recommended torque is 100-120 in-lb. (8.3 – 10 ft-lb).
What is a side terminal battery?
These 100% tin-plated copper alloy battery terminals are designed for use with batteries that have posts on the side rather than on the top. They have a 3/8″ hole and are fastened with side terminal bolts, sold separately.