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DIY: Battery Hold Down Install

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by csuviper, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Mar 8, 2017 at 2:33 PM
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    csuviper

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    This install was performed on my 2012 5.7L Rock Warrior Crew Max.

    Parts included in kit from @Coupe - Link to sale thread:
    • (1) Battery hold down bracket
    • (2) j-hooks
    • (2) padded washers
    • (2) lock nuts
    Tools and extras needed:
    • 10mm socket or wrench
    • 11mm socket or wrench
    • Battery acid neutralizing spray
    Ok this is an easy one guys. I don't have much in terms of progress pics for this one either.

    1. Use a 10mm (TBC) socket or wrench to remove the negative terminal.
    2. Use a 11mm (TBC)socket or wrench to remove the positive terminal.
    3. Use a 11mm (TBC)socket or wrench to remove the existing j hooks. In my case i had to remove the wing nuts by hand.
    4. Clean the stock battery with acid neutralizing spray. (Or install a new battery like i did and clean the battery tray and under the tray before installing the new battery).
    5. Hook the new j-hooks in place and set the new battery hold down bracket so the holes line up with the j-hooks. Should be centered on the battery.
    6. Use a 11mm (TBC) socket or wrench to tighten the bracket down to the new battery.
    I went a step further and replaced the stock terminals as well.

















     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
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  2. Mar 8, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    The hold down sizes were created for stock Tacoma and Tundra batteries. Some aftermarket batteries are slightly narrower in size like the Northstar battery that i installed. Because of this there is a little bit of overhang.
    I know @Coupe is working on an updated version of the bracket that will allow for adjustment for the narrower batteries.
    Despite the slight overhang the battery is fully secure in place and i have no worry of it moving at all either.
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2017 at 2:58 PM
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    Nice job! I'm gonna have to at least get those terminals. Where did you get them?
     
  4. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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    Nice! I need to get those! I keep getting corrosion on my hold down bracket.
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    I keep spraying that red thing terminal protector over it.
     
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    Sprayi
    spray it with what?
     
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    Amazon has it..I usually order while wearing my PJs instead of fighting crowds at autozone..:)
     
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    That's how I get through Christmas shopping LOL
     
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    Looks great and those terminals are awesome.
     
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    This is the cleaner I mentioned

    IMG_1798.jpg
     
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    Did the terminals come with cover protectors?
     
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    Or you could go old school..... Use baking soda/water to clean the corrosion and a light coat of petroleum jelly to protect. Much cheaper and IMHO works just as good.

    To the OP...I do like that holder and the terminals, though!
     
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  19. Mar 19, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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    Received the first of the adjustable @Coupe battery hold down brackets. Looks awesome and very beefy.

     
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  20. Mar 20, 2017 at 9:35 PM
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    Completed the install of the new bracket. It fitns nice and tight with the skinny width of the battery and the handle on one side. Definately not moving now. Great design.
    Need to trim the jhooks down a bit. Dimensions provided to coupe so when others order it will be the right length.



    Just realized I put it in backwards from where I had it before.
     
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    Having that large of a positive battery terminal exposed would make me nervous. Am I missing something obvious?
     
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  22. Nov 9, 2017 at 7:46 AM
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    No issues. Terminals are far enough apart and its only 12-14V
     
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    how tall are the new j hooks he sent you?
     
  24. Feb 6, 2022 at 9:12 AM
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    Yes puting a 34r in an need new j hooks!! how tall are the new j hooks he sent you?
     
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    I never had any issues with that when I installed. Sorry
     

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