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    Default extra batteries? where did you put them?

    i'm looking to install at least a couple extra batteries in the truck and was looking for ideas or ways to do so. since they are huge batteries (kinetic 120 amp hr, weigh around 90lbs apiece) i was thinking of mounting them to the front floor of the bed and running the wires through the bed into the cab somehow. there will be 2 runs of 1/0 power wire coming from the front battery to the battery bank, and 2 runs going from the battery bank to the amplifier. i would put them in the cab, but that space has been claimed already lol. any recommendations?
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    Build a Battery tray Under the bed. Welded onto the frame. put a hinge on one side and lock on the other. It's out of the way and can easyly be changed if needed..
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    Other places I've seen used are inside a truck box and in a custom-made bin UNDER a shallow truck box.

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    Back of seat on 2004 extended can silverado!

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    What's that ugly coil of black cable hanging on the wall between the amps? Clean that mess up!

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    Haa!! Them grills look like you could cook something on them... I agree clean that extra wire up or you might burn it over the grills lol...




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    Back of seat on 2004 extended can silverado!

    Now thats clean looking. Nice and organized.



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    Had to wait for my cross-overs to arrive. Didn't wanna run wire twice, gosh, such doubters! Lol

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    Right now I'm doing the trim out, hate seeing wires...

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    Hey, I've been thinking of somewhere to mount a second battery also! Personally, I wouldn't run it under the truck just because of the way the state de-ices the road (magnesium chloride LOVES wiring!), and was thinking of building a box inside the bed itself to store the battery.
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