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Old 01-27-2013, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Made myself a dual battery tray. Its not 100% yet though.






Going to replace the hardware that way no studs poke at the battery and maybe paint
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice job! Looks good! Im sure though that this thread will turn into a thread about how shitty optimas are, but let me be the first to say it looks great.
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Nice job! Looks good! Im sure though that this thread will turn into a thread about how shitty optimas are, but let me be the first to say it looks great.
Thanks, I'm sure it will at some point I plan on getting another one soon and running them in parallel for now until i get an isolator hooked up, but for right now im going to get better hardware and a strap which is easy.
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What are using the extra juice for?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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On a side note, can anyone provide a wiring diagram for the batteries so that one runs the car and the other runs the accessories winch,fridge etc whilst charging both at the same time?

Thanks in advance.
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Try running parelle for a while, I have for the last 11 years and with 2 Yellow Tops and they have averaged around 7 years of life prior to failing and my winch pulls like a mule.
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What are using the extra juice for?
Winch mainly, lights, and sub woofer amp (1800 rms 2400 peak)

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Try running parelle for a while, I have for the last 11 years and with 2 Yellow Tops and they have averaged around 7 years of life prior to failing and my winch pulls like a mule.
Ill try that rout mike.
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Two thoughts, a winch will pull harder on dual batteries and if you drill a few large 1" holes in the battery box, it will allow the batteries to run cooler.
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Two thoughts, a winch will pull harder on dual batteries and if you drill a few large 1" holes in the battery box, it will allow the batteries to run cooler.
In the wall that separate them or the floor?
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Nice, I may have to try that too.


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The floor. The cooler the battery stays the more out put it will make.
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Smart idea! I might try that myself.
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Nice work, looks good! Make sure to put some hold downs on those batteries. Are those size 34 batteries?
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If that is the same Yellow Top as mine, yes, they are 34's.
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Nice work, looks good! Make sure to put some hold downs on those batteries. Are those size 34 batteries?
I use a simple pull strap to hold them down and they are 34's just like Mike's.
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