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post #1 of 8 Old 10-15-2020, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Battery tray/box, best one for the money.

I did try searching for any post on this first. Not much there. So mine battery tray is beyond repair, the battery acid has done its job well.
So looking over my choices, cheap steel copies. To a couple of plain unpolished stainless steel units. Or a few more dollars for shiny stainless steel units to be hidden away under the battery tucked in the right corner.
Planning on powder coating which one I do buy. Which has proved to the best?

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-15-2020, 10:02 AM
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If you plan on powder coating, then just get the unpolished unit. No sense on spending extra money on polishing if you're just going to powder coat it.
You could also see if you can find a used factory tray from a junkyard. Try calling J&W Jeep in Antelope, CA. I've dealt with them before and they have reasonable prices, and will ship to you.
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Stainless steel grade 316, a very common steel used in light metal bashing, offers resistance to sulfuric acid at concentrations below 10 percent. Batteries can have concentrations of 15% to 35%. The stainless steel battery tray will resist better than a painted carbon steel tray but is not necessarily impervious. I would have suggested powder coating the unpolished one and using a plastic drip tray under the battery. Having said that I have original battery trays with just the plastic drip tray that soldier on for 40 years.

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I got the Kentrol Battery Tray in black from quadratec a few months ago. Seems well built and it matched the original one I had. I haven't installed it 100% but I did a test fitment and I did no modifications to make it fit.

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Why not find an original one and refurbish it. It won't be made in china and it will fit as it should.


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Why not find an original one and refurbish it. It won't be made in china and it will fit as it should.
I agree with finding an OEM and refurbishing; however, if you want new, this one from Kentrol is powder coated stainless.

https://www.kentrolinc.com/products/...6&idcategory=0

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Another vote for the Kentrol. I have had a polished stainless one for years and it still looks new
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I don't know what brand my stainless tray is, but it is in great shape, except for cracking. There is no support under it, so the PO must have left that part out. It isn't very thick metal, either.

I have a YJ tray I plan to install some day, painted with POR15, if I don't build a dual battery setup instead.

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