I dont think anybody has used this method on here, but if someone already did a writeup go ahead and delete.
The PO of 96/1000 did a trunk battery relocation and I never liked that on any of my cars. So I went ahead and moved it back to the front, very close to the original location with a twist.
I used a civic sized battery and clocked it 180* and tucked it in a little to the Passenger fender. There was no major cutting needed to do this other than two holes for your tie-down brackets.
You must remove your original mounting pan so you have a good surface to work on. Then take the battery and push it as far left as you can and kinda settle it in place. Once you do that you can get an idea of how long you need to make your ground cable.
I think I used an 8-10 inch ground cable.
I had to trial and error which ground terminal and ended up using this one, I think I bought it at walmart. The stock terminal is the same style so it should work too.
Once you have all the cables situated you can start to work on the tie-downs.
You have to make a rectangular slot on the pass side firewall to slip your top tie down in . I used a drill and finished the shaping with a file.
Once you slip in the top tie down you can figure out wheree to drill a hole on the bottom floow next to the battery for the Longer tie-down.
For the top tie down I used a flat piece of steel from ace hardware, I drilled a hole in one end and at the other end I bent it 1/2 inch from the end to make a 90* bend up.
Next I used a longer style tie down from Orielley auto parts
Now for the Battery I lucked out and found this one which had the correct terminal orientation. I have supplied the part number in the pic but Ill write it here in case the pics do not show.
DEKA 551RMF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CANT USE ANY CIVIC BATTERY THEY ARE NOT THE RIGHT TERMINAL ORIENTATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The battery is maintenance free and the tie downs I created keeop the battery locked down tight. Good Luck!!
The pictures speak for themselves and are pretty self explanitary. That is a GT35 turbo