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post #1 of 3 Old 12-08-2008, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Dual Battery w/ battery in the trunk

So I done some searches and found plenty of threads on dual batteries but i want to run duals with a snorkel that needs the stock airbox so i was thinking about putting the battery in the trunk. I found this setup:

http://www.go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoBatteryDual.htm

I like it but i wanted to know what you guys think. I would fab up a box and mount it in the corner that the spare used to be in but would there be a problem with ampage because of the long cables or would it be fine. I would install the 12v guys dual battery + winch switch so there would be a lot of wire and I was thinking that there may be a problem with that. what do you guys think?

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-08-2008, 04:11 PM
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I don't think there will be a problem with the location, just make sure you use big enough wire. I've relocated batteries in several vehicles including 4WD's and SCCA race cars with no problem. First, use a brand new battery, you don't want any nasty fumes in the cabin of your rig. Second, use 4 gauge wire, you can pick it up pretty cheap at a welding supply store for a lot less than you might think. I think I paid something like .60 cents a foot, plus when you get welding wire its a lot more flexible so you can jam it around corners and in tight places. I can't stress safety enough, make sure you mount the batt. box securely and about once a month inspect the battery to make sure there are no leaks in the cabin.

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I don't think there will be a problem with the location, just make sure you use big enough wire. I've relocated batteries in several vehicles including 4WD's and SCCA race cars with no problem. First, use a brand new battery, you don't want any nasty fumes in the cabin of your rig. Second, use 4 gauge wire, you can pick it up pretty cheap at a welding supply store for a lot less than you might think. I think I paid something like .60 cents a foot, plus when you get welding wire its a lot more flexible so you can jam it around corners and in tight places. I can't stress safety enough, make sure you mount the batt. box securely and about once a month inspect the battery to make sure there are no leaks in the cabin.

Good luck!

Yea. i plain on mounting the box to the side mount for the spare and the bottom mount for the spare with a storage area in it. but where it doesnt take up any more room then the spare. But thanks. I think that I might even use 2 gauge but ill be taking a trip to my local steal place for the wire. thanks
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