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Power Steering Relocation

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by evanhmn, Feb 12, 2024.

  1. Feb 12, 2024 at 3:29 PM
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    evanhmn

    evanhmn [OP] mmm chicken pot pie

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    Hi all,

    I'm currently in the process of putting in a secondary battery. I've got all the goods to put it together on order, set to be here Wednesday. After looking around this forum and others I'd like to shove the battery in that nice empty spot between the air intake, power steering reservoir, and the ABS Module. The spacing between the ABS and Airbox is perfect, but I know I have to move my Power Steering over to get the battery box to fit. I've seen plenty of others do this, but I have yet to see a decent closeup image of how far over they moved the power steering and how the hoses change orientation. If anyone has any input or even better, PICS, I would be made the happiest man on earth apart from Travis Kelce after last night with Taytay.

    Here are a couple pics of my current engine bay(and yes that jank harbor freight air compressor will have to be moved). The highlighted area in the one image is to represent where my battery will be going, and also shows how the power steering blocks my battery placement.

    ***Edit: After the first couple of replies I thought I'd add to this and say I am not looking to buy a custom-fabricated battery box to get this to work. I'm trying to do this for as little cash as I can, but still get decent results.

    ***Feel free to reply with links to images I might not have been able to find already on the forum. I grew up with technology, but I still can never use the filtering on this forum to save my life...

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  2. Feb 12, 2024 at 3:35 PM
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  4. Feb 12, 2024 at 3:41 PM
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    evanhmn [OP] mmm chicken pot pie

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    I'll make an update to my original post about this, but I am not looking to buy a custom battery box to make this work. I'm trying to get a secondary battery in there for as cheap as I can, and spending ~300$ on the battery box alone is something I don't wanna get into. But I did look into both of those boxes prior and wished I wasn't such a stingy ass with my $$$. Appreciate the links though guys!
     
  5. Feb 13, 2024 at 7:26 AM
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    Just use that as a template and build something.
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2024 at 7:37 AM
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    Sheesh...that’s a LOT of $$$ for a battery tray! In theory, i would think you would be find relocating the PS reservoir pretty much anywhere you wanted. It there space on the firewall for it? I suppose if you’re desperate for space you could also bypass your whole ABS system (non ABS was an optional item on the early tundras).
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2024 at 8:04 AM
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