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Unread 11-26-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
YJRob89
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Getting A Battery That Fits 89 yj

I needed a new battery for my 89 yj. Everyone said I needed a group 58. Problem is none of the 58 batteries fit in the tray. Turns out the battery I had in there was a group 56 c-10 sears diehard which fit the tray with no problems. Ended up getting a group 26 which barely fit the tray after cutting off the hold down lip on the bottom of the tray.

What standard battery is everyone using? Did you have to modify your battery tray to accommodate the newer batteries?

I found the sticky on installing dual batteries and I plan on installing dual batteries in the future because I use the jeep mainly for plowing and after awhile the lights do start to dim. But my old battery lasted 8 years, used only for plowing and sat in the yard until the following season.

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Unread 11-26-2014, 09:16 PM   #2
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I think 89s still had the posts of the batter front to back. Can you weld. If so go pick up some angle iron and flat stock. Really simple to fit a group 65.
http://www.matanzasjeepclub.org/foru...p=57562#p57562
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Unread 11-26-2014, 09:49 PM   #3
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If you're going to build a tray, build one big enough for two batteries in case you want to upgrade in the future!
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Unread 11-28-2014, 05:30 PM   #4
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Earlier YJs had a Group 56, later was Group 58. I believe '91 was when they switched to the 58 but don't quote me exactly on the year.
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Unread 11-29-2014, 11:15 AM   #5
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Earlier YJs had a Group 56, later was Group 58. I believe '91 was when they switched to the 58 but don't quote me exactly on the year.
That would explain the narrow tray.
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