2nd Battery Bracket in 90 Series Prado

Submitted: Monday, May 10, 2004 at 16:41
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Hi guys, I have a 01 TD 90 series and just wanted to know if anyone had any info or even pics to help me out. I am about to chuck a 2nd bettery in and I am looking at welding up a bracket from a bit of 20x20 angle or something similar. Still brainstorming at this stage but any comments appreciated.
The commonsense place for the 2nd battery is behind the left headlight obviously but thats about as far as I have got-I only picked it up Friday afternoon!!!
Thanks
Tim
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 17:46

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 17:46
Here is some tips on installing a isolater in the 1kz-te Surf, they came with the second battery already there, just run in paralell, it's got a photos and instructions, the only diff to this and yours is you have to put the bracket and battery in as well.
Surf Isolator instructions
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Follow Up By: Tim - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:11

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:11
Thanks Jeff for your reply, I have actually already decided on the isolation part-should have mentioned it. I am actually a bit of a fan of the marine switch rather then the auto switching in the pirahna and other similar brands-just my opinion thought not trying to force it on anyone.
Tim
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Reply By: Dazmit - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 17:51

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 17:51
Tim

Fit it on the passenger side behind the headlight as that is where the V6 version sits. Buy a battery tray base & screw it to the place already provided & then buy the Toyota battery mounting bracket - approx $45 for the passenger side & it will fit in perfect.

Cheers

Darryl
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Follow Up By: Tim - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:07

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:07
Thanks Darryl
Will check out toyota before I go any further, I just assumed that it would be a few hundred dollars like most genuine parts for all vehicles these days.
Tim
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Reply By: Biggus - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:59

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:59
Tim
Have done this exercise, your second battery when fitted to the l/h side of the vehicle is a virtually mirror image of your present battery installation.
Cost for bolts, nut, carrier came to the grand total of $48.40.
The shock part was $56 for a bleep y plastic battery tray which i baulked at !
Used some thin hi density rubber cut to the appropriate size to go under battery.
Have used identical batteries (exide extremes) for swapability and piranah mk2
dual battery controller - so far so good.
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Follow Up By: Tim - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:31

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:31
Thanks Biggus,
I ordered the bits from toyota today and will get a sheet metalist mate to make a tray.
Tim
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