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3rd Gen Tacoma Secondary Battery Box

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ragofabrication, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Apr 13, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    ragofabrication

    ragofabrication [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Admit it, you need a little extra power to get you through your next trip. Whether you are running dual batteries to power your accessories or as just an extra power source, you want to keep that battery safe at all costs. The Secondary Battery Box keeps your Group 34 or 35 Odyssey Battery secure while you ride on rocky trails or you just want to test the speed demon in you. This product mounts onto the passenger side of your vehicle to give it a little room to breathe. Made from strong, rust-free stainless steel, the Rago Battery Box offers protection on all sides of your battery. TIG-welded for a precise, snug fit, the Battery Box is easy to install and includes all the stainless steel hardware.


    3rd Gen Tacoma | Secondary Battery Box – Rago Fabrication

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  2. Apr 14, 2021 at 10:31 PM
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    Hermsker

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    It says it has ARB relocation? Does this mean it will work for SR5?
     
  3. Apr 14, 2021 at 11:41 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    Will group 31 fit?
     
  4. May 4, 2021 at 2:29 PM
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  5. May 4, 2021 at 10:23 PM
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    Group. 31
     
  6. May 5, 2021 at 3:50 AM
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    Group 31: 330 x 173 x 240 mm (much longer and a little taller than Group 24), don't see that fitting that battery box. Rago does make a group 31 box to fit the stock location.

    Why do you want to run dual batteries, for me it's a fridge but the Dometic fridge has a low voltage cut-off (quits running to prevent killing your battery).
     
  7. May 9, 2021 at 4:48 AM
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    Not ready for primetime.

    The Security Alarm Horn does not clear the box in my 2021. Simple, drill a hole and remount the alarm horn onto the box.
    Redarc DCDC converter fits the side mount but doesn't clear the AC lines. So much for that worthwhile feature. Did they actually even attempt to use this, maybe that is reason the skipped making a video.
    Hardware supplied with the kit is all SAE. No 6mm bolts, nor 8mm nuts to bolt the battery box into the Tacoma. Not well thought out.

    No tech support. They direct you to "the installation video" which shows a similar product in a 4Runner. No video of a Tacoma installation, which should have been the first clue.

    Oh, it gets better. Yes, with some drilling, buying more hardware. I thought this would be a turn-key and save time. Nope. Sadly I understand why they don't have a video showing the installation.
    Don't get me started on spending $215 on crap that I thought would save me time.

    Meanwhile, my email is getting spammed twice a day to buy more of their stuff. WTF? Twice a day?

    Should you buy this product? That a negative, ghostrider.
     
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  8. May 9, 2021 at 7:21 AM
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    grogie

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    I did the Off-Grid Engineering dual battery install on my 2019. The kit was 100% complete, including a very helpful install video. The only issue that I had with their kit is that I had to bend the horn's bracket, which they had me move it and mount it to the back of their tray.

    Whatever the case, it's a very tight fit to stick a second battery in! I'm using it at the moment to power a fridge which is awesome to have.
     
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  9. May 9, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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    In hindsight, this would have been the better solution.

    Did you use a group 35? battery? Being an inch shorter would give more room by the AC Lines (230mm vs 260mm).
     
  10. May 9, 2021 at 8:34 AM
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    grogie

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    I did go with group 35. It was a tight fit.

    Not that you need this, but as an FYI for others, I've got posts with pictures starting here <a href="https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ttery-system-q-a.468553/page-35#post-25299466"> about the Off-Grid option.
     
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