Is something missing?

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by Tigger8it, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Tigger8it

    Tigger8it New Member

    I just bought an 08 Suburban LTZ. Checking under the hood, there is a space with what looks to be a battery tray located on the drivers side behind the grill. I see the battery is located on the opposite side, I was wondering what this space is for. Anly info?
  2. Naptime

    Naptime Rockstar 100 Posts

    Don't know about your year, but mine came with an optional nifty storage box. The space gets used for second batteries too.
  3. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy All hail the Mad King!! Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    On most models, if the diesel engine was an option, they put the extra battery tray in all vehicles of that model. The seconds battery tray is only used for the diesel engine, but you can of course put your own second battery and cabling in to make use of the tray.
  4. moogvo

    moogvo Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Or get a nifty tool compartment. :)
  5. Tigger8it

    Tigger8it New Member

    Thanks for the info

    I appreciate the info. Figured it might be a tray for a second battery, but never considered the diesel possibility. Great idea to use as extra storage. Will have to give that some extra thought.
  6. osgprometheus

    osgprometheus Rockstar 100 Posts

    Extra battery
  7. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Yes it is an extra battery tray. My 11 Sierra has it also.
  8. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    My 96 silverado had a compartment there. It was handy as heck. I stored all kinds of tools in there for whatever might be needed. My 2009 silverado has the space, but I haven't put a compartment there only because I'd like to add a second batter sometime later. That's what it's for though, yes, the second battery. If you don't need that though, get a tool compartment and put some basic tools in there. You'll probably never think of it again until something happens when you're on the road and you open the hood and remember.

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