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Battery Relocation

This is for added space up front in the engine bay for h2o or intakes or whatever else like twins or a supercharger possibly.

One d-cell battery instead of two little ones. I have had continued issued with all the diesels I have owned with batteries fighting each other. This is much simpler to use and no worries about killing the batteries with the radio.

I used #2 welding cable and heavy duty Tweco fast connectors to tie into the existing cables right under the AC housing on pass side.

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That is a pretty darn slick set up. I like it for several reasons.

1. As you said, simplicity.
2. Well, gee honey, now that I've got the room for twins...
3. Pranking people by asking them for a jump start and popping the hood.

Of course, I need to ask the requisite questions.
Where do get a battery like that? How much do they typically cost? How much life do you typically get out of one?

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That is a pretty darn slick set up. I like it for several reasons.

1. As you said, simplicity.
2. Well, gee honey, now that I've got the room for twins...
3. Pranking people by asking them for a jump start and popping the hood.

Of course, I need to ask the requisite questions.
Where do get a battery like that? How much do they typically cost? How much life do you typically get out of one?
This is the same battery we had in the Steiger farm tractors in KS. Probably the same on most heavy equipment, it used two of these freaks. When we were young we would steal one of the batts of the tractor to go fishing with an electic trolling motor. When one of these batts was too low to start the 3306, it would run the 36lb trolling motor all f'n day long.

I bought this one at Sams club, IIRC it was about 100 bucks. I didn't even know Energizer made big a$$ batteries like this. Any batery store has these, but Sams was cheaper and had a good warranty.

Oh yea, it weighs right at 100lbs.

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Looks nice. Only thing I would suggest is to buy some good terminals and use the little solder pellets to actually solder them to the end of the cable.

Those kind of terminals are NOTORIOUS for breaking continuity, and just generally giving you trouble.

Looks good though. FWIW I've been running a single Optima for a year or so now...

Works fine.
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Re: Battery Relocation

I have been wanting to relocate my batteries for quite some time, I just have not done it yet.

As charles stated, those terminals will corrode quickly. You could also get them crimped correctly and use dual wall heatshrink, that would also keep the corrosion out of the actual wire. Another observation, 1/0ga would have been the smallest wire I would have used. 2/0ga would have been the ideal choice. The stock cables are 2ga and when extending the cables in length, you should go up 1-2 sizes. Look at the pick below for one way to correctly terminate the ends of the cables. I also included a pic of the stock cable size compared to 1/0ga welding wire.




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Mine are 02 welding cable. Bigger than stock by 2 times. No problems, almost one year along.

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Thanks for the thread Moore, I like the setup you have there!

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Looks good though. FWIW I've been running a single Optima for a year or so now...

Works fine.
Just wondering how cold it gets there & how it cranks around freezing?


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Mine are 02 welding cable. Bigger than stock by 2 times. No problems, almost one year along.
You sure you dont mean 2/0 (meaning two aught, or 00) Number 2 Im pretty sure is very close to the OEM battery wire, atleast on my 2002 truck. Now 2/0 is pretty close to double the size of number 2. Im not at all trying to be a jerk, just trying to clarify.

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Looks nice. Only thing I would suggest is to buy some good terminals and use the little solder pellets to actually solder them to the end of the cable.

Those kind of terminals are NOTORIOUS for breaking continuity, and just generally giving you trouble.

Looks good though. FWIW I've been running a single Optima for a year or so now...

Works fine.
Say more about this. I use those type connectors in my Toy with a red and yellow top with no corrosion issues.

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On second look, and I zoomed in on the cable, you are infact using 2/0 cable.

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