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Dual Batteries for Super Duty

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by sefh, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I have a 99 with V10 and K&N air filter. I want to run dual batteries but not sure where to put the second battery. I have a huge canister (not sure what it does) where I would like to put the battery. Can someone who has done this post some pics of what they did. That would be very helpfull. Thanks
     
  2. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    Ford had a dual battery option for your truck, so you can just buy the parts from them if you want.
     
  3. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

  4. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
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  5. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Can't open that link. Here is a picture of my truck. Just wondering what this thing is next to my air filter??? Can I remove it? or do I have to relocate it?

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  6. Jon Schuler

    Jon Schuler Member
    Messages: 30

    Am having the same problem in doing so in my 5.4. Supposedly there is a superduty kit but I cant figure where the heck it would be able to go. No room.
     
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I will get you guys some good pics of my dual batt setup on my superduty tomorrow.
     
  8. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    That would be GREAT. Also what is that round canister? Can I remove it or do I have to move it to a different location?
     
  9. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Isn't it a vacuum canister? Somewhere in the past this has been discussed and someone sold a kit which included moving it? I've been searching but haven't come up with it yet. I don't know why that other post didn't open and I couldn't edit it to find out, but he mounted his spare battery down on the frame.
     
  10. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Yeah I seen that on that site but I don't want to do that. I'm affraid that with all the salt and sand around here it would corrode it. Also I go out in the woods to cut wood and would hate for a limb to sneak up there and wipe out my battery.. I would prefer to keep it under the hood where it belongs.
     
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    If you need anymore or any closeups of anything, just let me know.

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  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    sorry these pics kinda suck.

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  13. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Thanks for the pics. Yours is a diesel correct? You don't have that canister do you? Your's came stock from Ford like that, right?
     
  14. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    that looks like a stock ford powerstroke setup
    i know theres an intake kit manufacturere afe i think that sells and intake kit with a place to put a second battery right on it.
    the little canister is probably a vaccum setup for something on the truck and could probably be relocated
     
  15. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    correct...factory setup.
     
  16. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215


    Here is a AFE Stage II and dual batteries

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  17. MBB

    MBB Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Round cylinder is carbon canister, fuel/emmision part, tied in to vacume system, yes it needs to be relocated not eliminated.
     
  18. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Any suggestions to where to relocate it to.
     
  19. amscapes03

    amscapes03 Member
    Messages: 37

    Hey sefh, did you ever figure out where or how to mount the second battery. I have that same dopey canister in the way. I have a 2003 F-350 with the 5.4 and have been wanting to run dual batteries for a few years now. Wrangler NW has a tray kit w/wires ($420.00) and a great diagram showing where to put it..........except they forgot to mention the garbage can sized canister thats in the way.
     
  20. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I ended up taking that canister out. I capped the hoses that connected to it. I have not had a problem (engine light or performance) after I did it. I made a mount that used the canister bolt pattern. I found some 1 1/2 flat stock and bend them to fit the area. I'll get some pics soon and post how I did it.