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Too damn cold to go out, so I'm tearing my Prowler apart again! Picking my door frames up Saturday, so in between now and then I decided to change my primary battery. I cut an opening in the side panel on the drivers side, building a angle iron frame and plan on putting the battery there. Mine came with the smaller factory battery 360CCA, and I had a new 400CCA sitting on my shelf, so I decided to use it. It will slid in through the new access panel. Getting the old battery out was a pain, take off the wheel well, unfasten the dust shield, pull the cover, slide the battery out! Moved the voltage regulator, so that is also accessible through the new panel. Moving back to the Parking Brake handle, just need to weld the handle bracket to the spreader bar, and hook up the stock parking brake light. This will lock up all 4 wheels when applied. I'll post pictures later today! Just love to post S---! LOL
 

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Too damn cold to go out, so I'm tearing my Prowler apart again! Picking my door frames up Saturday, so in between now and then I decided to change my primary battery. I cut an opening in the side panel on the drivers side, building a angle iron frame and plan on putting the battery there. Mine came with the smaller factory battery 360CCA, and I had a new 400CCA sitting on my shelf, so I decided to use it. It will slid in through the new access panel. Getting the old battery out was a pain, take off the wheel well, unfasten the dust shield, pull the cover, slide the battery out! Moved the voltage regulator, so that is also accessible through the new panel. Moving back to the Parking Brake handle, just need to weld the handle bracket to the spreader bar, and hook up the stock parking brake light. This will lock up all 4 wheels when applied. I'll post pictures later today! Just love to post S---! LOL
Thats one reason I like using the pedal for a parking brake,it locks all 4-wheels.
 

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Finished the parking brake project, just need to paint the braket/spreader bar. Works pretty cool! I'm happy with it. Building the battery box next! I can padlock the parking brake for a anti-theft device, someone will have to work a little now to steal it! Also attached pictures of the access panel and battery location! Still having fun!
 

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Finished the parking brake project, just need to paint the braket/spreader bar. Works pretty cool! I'm happy with it. Building the battery box next! I can padlock the parking brake for a anti-theft device, someone will have to work a little now to steal it! Also attached pictures of the access panel and battery location! Still having fun!
Looks like a great job on your parking brake.........
 

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Turned out pretty good! Much better than the stock pedal, and my pedal started to slip at the end! Click two times and hold, but the brake was never completely set, tried adjusting many times and finally decided to change it! I found the assembly on ebay for 58.00 dollars free shipping! I'm a happy camper now, and it does lock up the brakes! Good thing about it is that it is a 1/2" off the pedal when released, so little chance of it dragging!
 

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I found the assembly on a RZR accessory site, then went on Ebay. Prices went from 58.00 - 130.00 depending on the model!
 

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I found the assembly on a RZR accessory site, then went on Ebay. Prices went from 58.00 - 130.00 depending on the model!
I believe UTV.INC has them also for the RZR and wildcat....there's was 100 dollars................they were meant so you dont have to use the park on the rzr,the have had a lot of problems with breaking the park pin......
 

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Yes, that was explained to me on a RZR site, my sisters 900 RZR has one, and I really liked how it worked, positive brake that locked the wheels, you won't forget when this one is on! You ain't moving! LOL
 

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nice fab work rd,,,,,,:D:D
 

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Thanks Brian! Hope to finish everything up this week, and then take a breather! Picked up a set of transmission gears, and shafts, going to start putting the spare engine together! This Prowler is here for life! LOL
 

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Back at it, finished my battery tray and hooked everything back up. I had this battery on my shelf, brand new so I thought about swapping it in. This is the same location another member used, so I copied his work! Access panel will bolt on and be made out of aluminum diamond plate. Tray was made out of 1" angle iron. Plug welded in and a support strap bolted on the front. Old battery was 360CCA, new one is 400CCA, both are AGM.
 

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Back at it, finished my battery tray and hooked everything back up. I had this battery on my shelf, brand new so I thought about swapping it in. This is the same location another member used, so I copied his work! Access panel will bolt on and be made out of aluminum diamond plate. Tray was made out of 1" angle iron. Plug welded in and a support strap bolted on the front.
 

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Back at it, finished my battery tray and hooked everything back up. I had this battery on my shelf, brand new so I thought about swapping it in. This is the same location another member used, so I copied his work! Access panel will bolt on and be made out of aluminum diamond plate. Tray was made out of 1" angle iron. Plug welded in and a support strap bolted on the front.
RD looks like it fit real good,do you still run the factory plastic skids under your seats.
 

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Yes on the factory plastic!
 

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Putting my Prowler back together, put an aluminum shield over my coolant lines. The alternator belt was about 3/4" away from the coolant hose, and I was concerned about belt flap hitting the hose. Used .080 aluminum and fastened it to the right front motor mount. Also added a switch for the charging light I installed (Battery was slowly discharging, so I can turn the circuit off when not running). I used the old parking brake handle location for the switch. The extra alternator belt is zip tied the the cross member in case I need a belt on the trail.
 

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Putting my Prowler back together, put an aluminum shield over my coolant lines. The alternator belt was about 3/4" away from the coolant hose, and I was concerned about belt flap hitting the hose. Used .080 aluminum and fastened it to the right front motor mount. Also added a switch for the charging light I installed (Battery was slowly discharging, so I can turn the circuit off when not running). I used the old parking brake handle location for the switch. The extra alternator belt is zip tied the the cross member in case I need a belt on the trail.
Wonder what was making the battery slowly discharge........your work looks great.......
 

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It was a very slow discharge, more than likely it would take a month to discharge the battery if left unattended. It is my second battery that had the issue. It would drop .2 volts a day.
 

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It was a very slow discharge, more than likely it would take a month to discharge the battery if left unattended. It is my second battery that had the issue. It would drop .2 volts a day.
I left my tender off for 1 week and plugged it back in yesterday and with in 1/2 hour the green light was on,and I keep my Ipod plugged in when I listen to music in the garage,I stream from it to a Bluetooth speaker in the garage.
 

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Only affects my secondary battery, and it is from the alternator install. I should have put a diode in the alternator warning light wire, but the switch will do the same thing.
 

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Putting my Prowler back together now, 2" harness installed, and yes Gary it is much more comfortable! LOL, next is putting the DOT tires back on. Waiting for the State of Michigan to schedule my final inspection (find out more as the process moves forward!), the paperwork has been approved, new VIN issued, now waiting for the state agency to set a date (again, they said agency, but don't know if it is State Police, Secretary of State, or local Sheriffs Department!). I have the doors ready to put on, but waiting on the inspection to be finished before they go on! Sure as Hell they would find fault about my doors! I took the plow off, and switched out the winch cable.
 
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