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dicko1980 05-07-18 10:25 AM

2nd Battery Tray - Under Bonnet
 
Any recommendations on which under bonnet battery tray to fit which can hold the largest battery possible. Had a quick look out there but a little confused as to which brand to go with.

Thanks
dicko1980

Axis 05-07-18 11:13 AM

Hi dicko1980,

From reading various posts I think all the under bonnet trays will restrict you to maybe 75AH. I have a feeling some have modified trays to allow a larger battery but not sure how that works with fuel filter positioning.

If you really want to maximise the aux battery size you will need to replace the started with a smaller battery (some use Optima yellow tops I think) and install this in the Aux tray, then you can fit an N70 size to the Main tray as your Aux.

Cheers,
James

Pauno 05-07-18 07:39 PM

There is a company out of SA I think that sell second battery trays that fit n70 size batteries without having to move a thing. I have one, just canít temember the name as is been 6yrs since I put it in and it doesnít have a sticker on it. I have my redarc charger attached to the side of the tray.
Best thing is you donít drop the size of your starter battery

Hazpet 05-07-18 11:34 PM

Have a look at the off road down under tray. It will take a full size deep cycle without shifting the start battery.I currently have a 102ah Century N70T in mine and it fits easily.

Stinky 25-07-18 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pauno (Post 586695)
There is a company out of SA I think that sell second battery trays that fit n70 size batteries without having to move a thing. I have one, just canít temember the name as is been 6yrs since I put it in and it doesnít have a sticker on it. I have my redarc charger attached to the side of the tray.
Best thing is you donít drop the size of your starter battery

http://boss4.com.au
Got one in my NX

mattjones 29-07-18 04:42 PM

I bought an Arb battery tray and modified it to take a 105ah battery. It involved cutting the front lip of the tray off and extending the tray to accomodate the bigger battery and relocating the start battery's to the back of the tray. I also had to reroute some of the battery wiring and replace the power cable from the battery to the fuse box. I also had to make a new bracket for the radiator overflow. It was a little bit of work but I'm extremely happy with it. It's been in the car for 5 years now

Jorgo RX Pajero 21-08-18 04:11 AM

I also went the ARB Dual Battery Tray. Its extremely well made and mounts in very solid. I opted to install 1 x N70 size Optima Yellow Top in the front position and a N50 size Optima Yellow Top in the rear section. I also had to install a Red Arc BCDC Charger to ensure the batteries where getting the correct charge from the "SMART" alternator, this went on the back fire wall on a 2mm ally backing plate.
Installation of the tray is very straight forward, however getting the battery cables and accessory wiring all done correctly is tedious work. Every connection was silver soldered and heat shrink and labelled. All the wire used to replace OEM and previous installs was replaced with 2mm silver tinned marine wire.
Really happy with the end result - simple neat and accessible. Now there is definitely NO room left under the bonnet haha

MrIsuzu1 24-08-18 01:11 PM

Get a second aux battery tray and fit it. Then put the original battery - starter battery in the aux tray. You only have to reroute the wiring, theres no cutting to do. Then you can fit a large up to n70 size aux battery in the original tray. I've done as have others.

paceman 24-08-18 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jorgo RX Pajero (Post 590678)
I also went the ARB Dual Battery Tray. Its extremely well made and mounts in very solid. I opted to install 1 x N70 size Optima Yellow Top in the front position and a N50 size Optima Yellow Top in the rear section. I also had to install a Red Arc BCDC Charger to ensure the batteries where getting the correct charge from the "SMART" alternator, this went on the back fire wall on a 2mm ally backing plate.
Installation of the tray is very straight forward, however getting the battery cables and accessory wiring all done correctly is tedious work. Every connection was silver soldered and heat shrink and labelled. All the wire used to replace OEM and previous installs was replaced with 2mm silver tinned marine wire.
Really happy with the end result - simple neat and accessible. Now there is definitely NO room left under the bonnet haha

got any pics of the install?

i have got an ARB tray for my 2010 NT, which i haven't fitted yet...

Timmeh 26-08-18 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stinky (Post 588479)
http://boss4.com.au
Got one in my NX

I have one in my NW. Fitted well and fits the N70T.


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