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Old 02-07-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Dual Battery Install

Hi, I am new to Tacoma World and new to Tacomas! I am a retired Coastie, flew from Oregon to North Carolina to bring this 2008 Tacoma TRD home - the dealership hid some problems, but I a working on getting those fixed and starting on upgrades. My first is the dual battery install - see photos.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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Truck looks awesome!! Welcome to TW!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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Nice, I like the tray for the batteries, where did you get that? Also what AH are you expecting to get out of those two red tops? I was thinking bout doing the same but using the blue ones.
Looks good!
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Nice, I like the tray for the batteries, where did you get that? Also what AH are you expecting to get out of those two red tops? I was thinking bout doing the same but using the blue ones.
Looks good!
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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Columbiaoverland.com is who makes Dual Battery Tray about 185.00 with shipping, then lots of 2 gauge cables custom made at your local auto parts store.
Took me about a week to finish. Went with 2 new Optima Red Top 35 batteries at a cost of about 420.00 for both, and about 100.00 for cables and 15.00 for 2 100 amp ANL inline fuses. Went with Cole Hersee 200 amp smart battery isolator at a cost of 120.00 and put a momentary switch with an led light for connecting both batteries for self jumping. Cost way more than expected.
Now on to my next project replacing upper A Arms with adjustable to correct the alignment problem.
Love this site its full of helpful info.

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Old 02-09-2013, 07:57 AM   #6
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Welcome to TW!

Great looking truck and a very nice job with those batteries. Oh, and thank you for your service to our Great Nation!
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I have that dual kit and i must say it is awsome, very happy with it. Very nice job on the wiring btw
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