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Old 12-21-2004
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Dual battery... solenoid

If anyone else is looking to do a dual battery like mine, below is a link to where to get a much better solenoid than the one I have and it's cheap. Mine is only rated for 85a continuous and this one is 200 cont, 400 surge. I'm ordering one since I think mine is crapping out from running the winch across it.

http://www2.northerntool.com/product-1/391579.htm
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Hey Tom you got any pictures of where your second battery. And how did you wire yours in. My intentions are to put a second battery in the bed and ground it within a foot then run like a 0 guage power wire directly to the original battery and maybe beef up the wire coming from the alt that be overkill.
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If I remember correctly, Tom located his second battery under his K&N Air Intake FIlter. I think the cone was changed to be a longer, narrower filter to allow room underneath for the battery.

How he hooked it in, I don't know. :D
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ohh okay... that would be sweet to have it under the hood
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Nah, less weight in the nose is preferred, but it would be a PITA to run all the wiring into the bed.
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There are pics plus a schematic and brief how-to at: http://www.tombarcia.net/Truck/DualBatt/index.html

Swoop is right, I had to use a long and narrow cone filter and a narrow Optima battery. I believe that the Optima part number is in the how-to.

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