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dual battery setups

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by terrapro, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,873

    i am rigging up an extra battery in the toolbox in my bed. i am wondering what everyone elses setup is for a dual battery. do you rig it up under the hood, in cab, truck bed, tool box, throw it on the seat next to you?

    pics of setups would be cool to!
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,483

    I do,what kind of truck is it?
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,873

    88-98 body style chevy/gmc TBI engine. i might mount it under the hood if i dont pick up the pull plow ive been eyeing.
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,483

    For the batt tray you can use the second tray for the diesel models.
    This will make installation easier.
    That's what I did on my dodge
     
  5. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    On that model the parts are extremely cheap. I think I paid 30 for the tray and holdown bracket and the hardware to install.
     
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    under the hood is the best way to go... the shorter your bat cables the better effect the second battery will have. Even if you put over sized cables on it, the distance is still a big factor. I know if i ever have to jump start my dodge CTD, i cant jump it from battery two, only from the first battery , i know it sounds weird, but the power draw is just too much,