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Auxilliary Battery Mod....Anyone??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by badguybuster, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Feb 14, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    I was searching the forum but didnt find what I was looking for. I am interested to see if anyone has done or if we can do a mod to hook up an auxilliary battery. For all the extra shit we run on our Taco's.
     
  2. Feb 14, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    ive seen that done before by more than one person but dont remember who they were.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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  4. Feb 14, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    Only a handful of people have done it, Just because it can get pricey. But yes silverback07 has done it.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    I am wanting to do one like silverback07's, his is really clean and doesnt clutter up the engine bay
     
  6. Feb 14, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    He's got his in his toolbox, I believe. Its a VERY clean install. I've wanted to do it for a while, but things change.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    It is pretty neat but I am electrically retarded. I would need a thorough write up.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    Ya, me too. I wish silverback07 would do a write up ;) lol, I really want to do this but am scared :eek:
     
  9. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    i've been planning one for mine for a long time now.. only difference is i'm either going to mount my battery under the hood or under the bed. i'm not willing to give up my tool box space for it. most likely it will end up under the bed though as the engine bay is pretty crowded already.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    How do you plan on mounting it under the bed? I want to make mine accessible and well marked in case of a wreck or fire, they know where the batteries are and easy to disconnect.
     
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    i'll make a mount for it under there... it wont really be all that easy to access but how often should you really need to fool with it anyways?? plus since i'll be using an optima i can mount it upside down so that the terminals are still easy to reach without moving the battery.

    and from a firefighter background.. in the event of a fire.. well everythings gonna be all f'd up anyways so you really don't worry to much about the batteries then. in the event of a wreck.. we would typically disconnect the battery to prevent fire/airbag deployment but thats easily taken care of by putting a disconnect under the hood for the aux battery.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    How bout cutting some of the worthless storage compartments out of the back seat and welding a new box under there?
     
  13. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    I would have to have some sort of disconnect, cuz I hate not being able to disconnect the battery, air bags scare the shit out of me on wrecks and fires. It sounds like you have a good plan though. I wanted to get this set up before I get my winch installed, but I dont think I will have it done in time.
     
  14. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    I have a friend who has a Bonneville SSE and the main battery is mounted under the back seat. Weird!!
     
  15. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    Good for wt distribution.
     
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    Its just like BMW, MB, VW, and others. The battery is located in the truck next to the spare tire.

    My dad had a 93 Pontiac Bonneville Series 1. Supercharged.........


    Not it but it looked JUST like it:

    [​IMG]
     
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    it wouldnt be hard to install a battery kill switch somewhere reachable by the driver
     
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    Burgman..How in the hell after only being on here since 04/09 do you have 10,000 posts?? Do you have a job or what?
     
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