spare battery location 200 gxl landcruser

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just got this image from pickles auctions and it shows a good location for a landcruser 200 spare battery I know some was asking about this few weeks back

I would say it is a ex government car so they can afford to get the job done correctly
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 16:01

Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 16:01
I wouldn't fit one there. Downsides are:
#1 Fuel filter has been moved and is hard to access - becomes a PITA to check for water or change the filter.
#2 Electrical box has to be moved
#2 Its in a warmer part of the engine bay
#3 Costs a lot as you suggest (about $1200)
#4 That spot is often used for an extra fuel filter
#5 Can only fit a smaller 10" battery - the one in the photo looks like a 55Ah.
#6 Toyota sent out a bulletin recommending against it (haven't seen it myself though)

That's why most owners either upsize and split the existing 2 batteries or fit a 3rd (AGM) in the rear.
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Follow Up By: allein m - Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 16:16

Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 16:16
ok thank you for that
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 19:53

Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 19:53
hi AM
Our local ARB shop fits the third bat there it takes a large capacity agm.
That is their recommendation.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 20:42

Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 20:42
Gday Reggy,
And a "large capacity" AGM is how big? Its only a 10" battery....and not the usual 12" or 13" battery and they'll want a Redarc BCDC to isolate it - will cost about $1600 for those extra mAH.

People who really passionately believe they need 2 cranking batteries will put the drivers side cranker into the 3rd battery tray and put an N70 deep cycle or marine 100aH into the drivers side. But I really don't understand why a battery to run a fridge needs to be that complicated.
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Follow Up By: CSeaJay - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 07:50

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 07:50
Hi Reggy
Remember ARB may well recommend the option that gives them a job or a bigger commission. Recommending to upsize the existing batteries and isolating them doesn't benefit them much.
Do not underestimate how important that space may be for an extra fuel filter. It is imperative if you ever plan to travel more remote areas. And moving the OE filter to a less accessible position is not a good idea either.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 15:27

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 15:27
EGG Zackery Phil and CSeaJay. The only people that benefit from the ARB battery upgrade in a 200 are ARB shareholders.

I split the batteries as Phil Suggested. The tray on the Drivers side will fir a 110 AH and 900CCA in the drivers side. I did mine about 5 1/2 years ago for about $180 inc cables smart solinoid etc. I have regularly been to the snow and winter high country trips without issues. The ARB solution only gives you about 70AH at best and you carry more lead.

About 5 years ago Toyota issues a letter specifically advising not to do it the ARB way and to do as suggested by Phil.

The stuff ARB move is scary!!!!!



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Reply By: broometime - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 08:58

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 08:58
i had autoelectrician spit the two crank batterys to one crank one deep cycle.works great.
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Follow Up By: allein m - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 11:07

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 11:07
I was reading in another form that a person asked Toyota if that was ok to split them and the reply was it may effect your warranty

typical reply i would say any thing you do may effect your warranty in some way


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