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Old 01-16-2009, 09:15 PM
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Default Dual Battery Questions

I'm thinking I need to go to a two battery setup in the 40 to ensure enough juice if I ever have to do some heavy winching. A few questions:

1-What is the most economical way to do the HW for dual batteries? Get an extra stock battery tray and fab something up? I already have 2 new HD 1000 CCA batteries so I don't want to go red or yellow tops if possible.

Currently I am running the stock 1974 alternator with a new, electronic voltage regulator. How much bigger should I go with the alternator and how much bigger can I go with the VR I currently have?

Last question-I just got a 2F out of the 1980 FJ40 that Timmbuck is parting out including the alternator. That unit looks like it has the VR built onto it. Is this unit any bigger that it would be worth my while to swap it with the current unit?
Randy Rosetta KDKWX TLCA #19351 NOW 2015 Rubicon Hard Rock & (2) 1970 Boss 302 Mustang's THEN 69 FJ40 Buggy "Meanie", Mini-truck "Gecko" & 74 FJ40 "Blue Mule"
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