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battery upgrade for 2005 ram 1500 hemi...

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Alliance, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Alliance

    Alliance Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    i recently put a boss plow on my truck, but now im noticing battery drainage , i was just wondering if anyone had any suggestion on what to do?....thanks
  2. Hammer24

    Hammer24 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I would say upgrade your alternator rather then upgrading the battery...the only a better battery is going to do is give you more cold crank amps...larger alternator will produce more juice to keep battery charge level up while running everything.
  3. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    SAME as above. But most newer trucks come with a 100 amp alt which should be plenty of amps.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2007

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I think only the 2500's or up have the larger alternator. I believe the 1500 still has the 63 amp. I would also suggest front springs being upgraded.
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921

    Get a new battery at least one rated at 1000ca better yet, get two of them.

    Waite and replace the alt when it fails.

    Think if it like an air compressor, the alt is the pump the batteries the tank.
    Your plow runs in short hi draw cycles, not a constant draw.
    so the smaller alt will have time to fill it up.

    Bigger battery =big tank, good for short hi amp applications.

    Bigger Alt= Bigger pump, good for supplying a lot of amps all of the time.
    It will refill the tank quicker.

    And a set of new springs for the front.;)

    What kind of plowing do you do, drives, lots???
  6. Alliance

    Alliance Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    thanks guys

    thanks for all the help guys, its greatly appreciated.....CHEERS