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My Battery Upgrade...so far

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TrcksR4ME, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. TrcksR4ME

    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    Well I had to get a new battery for 'ole Stumpy, so I ended up buying one of those Pro-Comp Off-Road Deep Cycles. Also decided to replace the battery tray, battery cables, and add a remote starter soleniod.

    What started out as an easy replacement has gone like this:

    Battery, $175
    Cables & misc parts: $65
    Summit Racing Remote Starter Solenoid: $32
    Battery Tray/brace: $55

    All prices including tax and shipping, etc

    I have not completely finished, but I have most of it done, have to clean up some wiring still. I have posted some pics on my new webshots, hopefully it works /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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    I had the same experience............my 6 year old Die Hard finally quit............ended up buying the dual battery setup from WranglerNW, two Optimas and $400 later I 'replaced my battery'. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    my alternator cant take my dual battery setup. i have close to 2000 amps of battery to charge up. even when im just chargin my die hard platinum battery it struggles. i think im gonna hafta upgrade alternators.

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    Yeah, good point. I also have a 135 amp WranglerNW direct charge alternator taking care of that issue............ /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. TrcksR4ME

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    That will probably be next, a better alt. Seems like I just keep throwing money at that truck /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif And its always things like parts that you don't really notice you have upgraded in your everyday driving...
     
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    That Summit Racing Remote Starter Solenoid looks like something you could get at a local parts house. Was there a part number on the solenoid?

    Good work on the battery hold down. Don't want the batter to end up on the fan.
     
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    Probably is something you can get at a Parts Store. The Summit kit is nice because it is a kit that comes with all the parts needed to install including wiring and connectors, nuts, bolts, and instructions. And the price is 24.95 + handling of 7.95 an order but gee shipping is "free". /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Didn't have time to mess around, so this worked out well /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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