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Old October 2nd, 2008, 10:32
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battery relocation?? pics??

im lookin ginto relocating my battery and also maybe doing a dual battery kit a well....the only thing is i dont know where a good spot would be to relocate it too....anyone have suggestions or pics??
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 10:41
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Re: battery relocation?? pics??

Depends on where you want to mount the battery. If you want it in the cargo area, secure it properly wherever you like and run your cables. If you want it under the hood, there are kits available where you basically take out your stock airbox and install an aftermarket intake designed for this purpose. The new battery installs where the factory airbox used to sit. Do a google search for them.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 11:30
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Depends on where you want to mount the battery. If you want it in the cargo area, secure it properly wherever you like and run your cables. If you want it under the hood, there are kits available where you basically take out your stock airbox and install an aftermarket intake designed for this purpose. The new battery installs where the factory airbox used to sit. Do a google search for them.
Diesel XJs supposedly had an OEM battery tray for that location. Who makes a kit?
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 11:50
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Re: battery relocation?? pics??

Wanting to lighten-up the nose of my XJ, I relocated mine to the rear passenger side,
ran welding cable back, placed it in a plastic tool box bolted thru the floor, strapped
in and closed, just looked like a tool box.


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Old October 2nd, 2008, 15:14
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Diesel XJs supposedly had an OEM battery tray for that location. Who makes a kit?
Billy
There's others out there, but this was the one that came to mind...

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Old October 2nd, 2008, 15:37
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Wanting to lighten-up the nose of my XJ, I relocated mine to the rear passenger side,
ran welding cable back, placed it in a plastic tool box bolted thru the floor, strapped
in and closed, just looked like a tool box.



sick, i like that alot
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 16:21
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In a rollover it looks like that box wouldn't stay where it is and the battery would flop around inside. I suappose a ratchet strap around the box and cage could fix the box from moving around though.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 16:33
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Don't batteries emit fumes, and need to be vented? Or can you just mount in the cargo area without proper venting?
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 16:52
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Don't batteries emit fumes, and need to be vented? Or can you just mount in the cargo area without proper venting?
Thats what I seem to recall hearing as well. If Im not mistaken 5-90 went off about Optimas and how they were supposedly closed, but arnt.

I couldnt find the post either, so its all hearsay.




I was trying to figure out how I could mount my battery farther forward and up a little bit higher so I can cut some inner fender out, but I dont think thats possible without going to a smaller battery.

So whats the advantage to having a larger battery? The "standard" seems to be a yellow or red Optima, but does one really need that?
Sure if your winching a bunch, or run a ton of lights you might need a larger battery. But if one were to get a smaller battery, wouldnt the alternator just work more?

I know Capt. Ron has a small battery in his buggy (motorcycle?). Does anyone else run a small battery with good results?
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 18:07
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I know from experience that Optimas and Orbitals outgas if they are overcharged. I don't think they do under normal circumstances though. Might be something to ask the mfg abt.

A car battery can produce 1000 amps for brief periods of time, like cranking or winching. Alternators put out somewhere between 50 and 150 depending on how beefy it is. Having a big battery is also handy for repeated starts without time to recharge, and running lights and radios and stuff. Racers like small batteries because they are light. There's no reason to run a smaller battery in a Jeep IMO. Bigger, sure.

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Old October 2nd, 2008, 18:15
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Re: battery relocation?? pics??

i have mine in the passenger floor board, but i had removed the air conditioner so there is "right now" a big hole in the firewall. i havent gotten straped down yet, but ima go buy a battery box at autozone and put it there, then it will be good to go, im running a red top.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 18:40
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I know from experience that Optimas and Orbitals outgas if they are overcharged. I don't think they do under normal circumstances though. Might be something to ask the mfg abt.

A car battery can produce 1000 amps for brief periods of time, like cranking or winching. Alternators put out somewhere between 50 and 150 depending on how beefy it is. Having a big battery is also handy for repeated starts without time to recharge, and running lights and radios and stuff. Racers like small batteries because they are light. There's no reason to run a smaller battery in a Jeep IMO. Bigger, sure.
Hopefully someone with more knowledge then I can chime in on the battery and gas stuff, but I could have sworn someone talked with Optima and they said that putting a battery in the cargo compartment without a vent is a bad idea.


Reasons that I can think of for a lighter battery are weight and space savings. Sure it might be a bit extreme, but I know I could use the space under the hood for other things.
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Hopefully someone with more knowledge then I can chime in on the battery and gas stuff, but I could have sworn someone talked with Optima and they said that putting a battery in the cargo compartment without a vent is a bad idea.


Reasons that I can think of for a lighter battery are weight and space savings. Sure it might be a bit extreme, but I know I could use the space under the hood for other things.
I do believe it was 5-90 that said that. And I am pretty sure it was said that batteries like Optima will emit gas but only when charging. So what ever you do make sure you vent the battery when it is inside the cab.
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Re: battery relocation?? pics??

Is this the thread you are referring to?
http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...=963038&page=2

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Edit: wrong link

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 00:35
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Is this the thread you are referring to?
http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...=963038&page=2

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Edit: wrong link
Yes, no wonder I couldnt find it. It was in the Vendors section.


From that link you had in there, it says not inside during use, or charging. Hmmm.....
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