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Old 12-08-2013, 01:59 AM
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I'm currently running an Optima Yellowtop, but soon I hope to add a 10k winch, another set of Rigid Dually LEDs, a high amp alternator, and I've already got an aftermarket sound system.

I want to run dual Yellowtops when I replace this battery, but don't know a good system that will let me do so.

Anybody got an idea?
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My best suggestion is to set it up like you would a Cummins Diesel model. Your best bet it find a salvage yard that has a 94-02 Ram 2500 or 3500. You need these items to make it work safe, and look factory:
#1 Right side Battery Tray w/ tie down
#2 Right side ground wire from battery to frame
#3 Positive wire that runs from right to left battery
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my question is how do you want the second battery to work. is it a back-up/reserve battery for your electrical system as well as the primary winch battery, or are you just trying to double your amperage?
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my question is how do you want the second battery to work. is it a back-up/reserve battery for your electrical system as well as the primary winch battery, or are you just trying to double your amperage?
That's exactly what I'm looking for. Just a reserve battery so if I'm out in the middle of nowhere I can use my winch to get me there and use all the lights I need to set up camp...and my truck will still start when I wake up!
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here is a simple diagram for you


You can find more info HERE.
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I'm currently running an Optima Yellowtop, but soon I hope to add a 10k winch, another set of Rigid Dually LEDs, a high amp alternator, and I've already got an aftermarket sound system.

I want to run dual Yellowtops when I replace this battery, but don't know a good system that will let me do so.

Anybody got an idea?
Im about to do the same thing…found right side tray on ebay for $54 and then found this entire kit with everything you need on ebay…

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151177241380...84.m1438.l2649

-Have nto figured out ahat the battery Isolator relay is verses the other Voltage Sensitive Relays that I have read about though.
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Awesome, thanks for that! I unfortunately had to put my electrical wants on hold to afford some other upgrades, but this will come in handy eventually I'm sure.
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