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post #1 of 6 Old 01-10-2007, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Dual batteries in 82 CJ

Just looking for some kind of plans for hooking up dual batteries in the CJ as I'm running the extra offroad lights and winch now and want to ensure that I have enough power - as of now I have the 258, 2 off road lights and an unhooked up 8000 lb winch. Any pointers especially schematics or diagrams would be great.

Thanks in advance Mark

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-10-2007, 06:57 PM
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I'd upgrade the alternator & wiring first, then see if you really need the extra battery. The lights generally don't draw much juice other than when you fire them up initially.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-10-2007, 08:58 PM
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I used two red top optima's and put them vertically in the battery tray..than added a couple of pieces of steel to connect the terminals...works like a charm
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-10-2007, 10:35 PM
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You should use an isolator at the very least so that the batteries charge properly. There's also more sophisticated 'management' setups out there like from Painless and Hellroaring. There's plenty of information if you Google it...this is an *ancient* mod used by all sorts of vehicles even boats.

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-11-2007, 02:01 PM
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Try perusing some of the links on this page. http://www.geocities.com/cantwait_fo...al.html#blower

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Here's my set up. I built my own battery tray using the stock braces and mounting bolts on the firewall.

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