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Unread 10-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Add another battery hold down on factory cj battery tray ?

Has anybody added another battery hold down on their factory battery tray ?

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Unread 10-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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I added two j hooks and the hold down. I just drilled a 1/4" hole in the back of the tray and used the existing hole in the front
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Unread 10-21-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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It's a replacement tray, but this is how I secure mine. I bounce around in the rocks alot, and didn't trust the little clamp at the base.

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Unread 10-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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Mine is made from flat bar and totally holds the battery in, no matter how many times I roll it.....

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Unread 10-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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Mine is made from flat bar and totally holds the battery in, no matter how many times I roll it.....
That's where I got the idea for mine. Your picture got me thinking (which is usually a bad thing), and I made mine the next day.
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Unread 10-21-2013, 08:07 PM   #6
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Oh gawd.....
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Unread 10-21-2013, 09:57 PM   #7
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I added an extension for a second battery and a hold down to my factory tray.

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Unread 10-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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How embarrassing,
I added a couple bungee cord....

But it added the needed shock retention needed when I slam into a frozen snow bank to move it back a little for more room.
Without it, the lip would bend and bend until the battery came loos and landed on my starter. Since I put the Bungee cords on, I don't get any bending anymore.
And the batteries seem to last longer also.

Maybe I'll try to come up with a spring or rubber loaded retention system.
Maybe a battery warmer also...
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Unread 10-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #9
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Awesome thanks. A bracket from battery tray to radiator support rod and from that a bracket down to where the clamp bolted on. Thats what I wanted to see.
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Hey Matt how tight the clearance between the J bolt and the fender lip? Did you have to cut clearance?
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Unread 07-31-2014, 11:57 AM   #11
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Maybe a battery warmer also...
I used to live where it is -40 for months and we used 2 different ways that both worked. One was the battery warmer blanket they sell and the other was a 2a trickle charger. Or a block heater by itself or in combo. Block heater is pretty much a must at -40. The block heaters were usually on a timer if you knew you weren't going to use it overnight, 3 hours works and saves a lot on the power bill.

Lots of folks even brought their batteries in at night.
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