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Dual Battery Setups

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Delmarva, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Aug 24, 2016 at 12:27 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Hey folks -

    My company owns 4 2105 Tundras and have 3 more on the way. We'll be adding a few extras to upfit them for the work they do. Our customer has asked for the 3 new ones to have a dual battery setup in addition to a few other things. (It should be noted that the other 4 already have dual battery setups but the customer's upfitting shop did custom installs).

    Looking for a kit that I don't have to piece together that's good quality. Haven't dealt with purchasing or installing one before so wanted to get some opinions from you all.

    And for eye candy, one of our current 4 Tundras.AUV Truck.jpg
     
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  2. Mar 9, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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    Did you ever figure this out or find a better place to mount a 2nd battery?
     
  3. Mar 9, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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  4. Mar 9, 2017 at 4:28 PM
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    None, yet....
    Someone needs to seriously make a tray for a second battery in the engine bay for these trucks. Who has a 3D printer?
     
  5. Mar 9, 2017 at 11:57 PM
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    The only spot in the engine bay would be where the windshield wiper and power steering fluid containers are.. so a kit would need to relocate those, too.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2017 at 1:06 AM
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    If it were me I would have a box added under the bed near the rear axle clear of obstruction. My GMC had a 2ndary battery box mount under the hood. I wish Toyota did this.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2017 at 1:13 AM
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    Yea, that's what I'd prefer to do, too, since it helps -- albeit very slightly -- keep the center of gravity low(er) but I'd need it to be waterproof.
     
  8. May 11, 2017 at 1:16 PM
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  9. Dec 24, 2017 at 9:19 AM
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    Has anyone completed the dual battery set up. If so how did it go?
     
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    Wanted to bump this. Any one have a dual battery setup? Would like to start working on this
     
  11. Jan 17, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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  12. Jan 17, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    haven't started on mine yet. trying to figure out a decent location. not too excited about putting it under the truck. maybe in the bed but i have some doodling to do. either way, i'll be using the ibs controller.
     
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    Laat dual battery setup on a tundra I saw was two Optimas stacked sideways on each other in the factory battery holding area
     
  14. Jan 17, 2018 at 4:54 PM
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    Thinking about doing the same to run a inverter if needed. Was think of isolating two batters in my tool box in the bed. have the room for it all but not sure if the stock alternator will keep up with everything. To much research to do along with to many mod's to figure out and not nearly enough time or money.:(:(:(:(:(:(
     
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    Not very common..
     
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  16. Jan 17, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    you'll probably want to avoid the inverter. puts more strain on the system than it's worth. once i get mine figured out, i'll share all the info.
     
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    Where was that at
     
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    I have two of the leitner gear pods and was considering one in there but, I’m going to have a shop look at the truck and see if they can think of a better spot.
     
  19. Jan 17, 2018 at 7:02 PM
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    img_0091-jpg_13c522332de03347f055e577fa8c6108a95903bd.jpg
     
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    We'll be releasing it soon!
     
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    Do you have an estimated time frame?
     

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