Dual Battery Set-up for Challenger

Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 18:21
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Does anybody have or know how much it would cost to put a dual battery setup into a Mitsubishi Challenger and where would you put it as there isn't much room in the engine bay . Thanks Ian.
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Reply By: pickle - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 18:33

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 18:33
Howdy Ian
Did mine two months ago using the Rotronics controller. Cost was $400.00 doing it myself without the cost of the battery .Pirhana tray is about $120.00 .
Rotronics unit and all connections screws unit and wires $280.00. Moving the Charcoal cannister and drilling a couple of mounts for the battery tray is easy peasy .You can see mine here
http://members.optushome.com.au/hurricane1/
Email if you need more info.
Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian A (QLD) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:06

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:06
Thanks Dave,that might be the way to go.
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Follow Up By: Glenno - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 21:05

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 21:05
Hi Dave,

Just a suggestion. Have you thought of using some of that insulation loom stuff (cant remember the name of it but Jaycar sell it $20 for 10M). It will shield those wires to and from your rotronics unit. Plus that will allow your to zip tie them to the chasis so they are out of the way.

Anyway just a thought.

Cheers,

Glenno.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian A (QLD) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 18:25

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 18:25
Hi Dave ,

Could you email me how you wired your dual battery system up .
I think i will do it like you did.
Thanks Ian.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian A (QLD) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 18:25

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 18:25
Hi Dave ,

Could you email me how you wired your dual battery system up .
I think i will do it like you did.
Thanks Ian.
acco@austarnet.com.au
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Reply By: bozo - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:14

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:14
Hi Ian A and pickle, I am looking at getting a Challenger soon, what do you think of yours?

Mark
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Follow Up By: Bitsumishin - Mike (WA) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:39

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:39
Mark, depends on what you want to do with it. I've had mine for several years and generally am happy with it doing a fair bit of 4 wheel driving.
It goes any place a Prado will & most places a Patrol will. Economy on the highway is OK but in hard 4x4 mode it seems to chew through the petrol. Ground clearance could be an inch or two better and I put difflocks in the back (it didn't have LSD) which I find handy on the more difficult trips. I ripped the storage boxes out of the back because of the poor spare location. On a trip along the Gibb River Rd I got 7 flats. Each time I had to pull out almost all the luggage from the boot to get to the winder to undo the spare wheel. I replaced it with a carpeted wood floor & fridge slide. This gives me about and extra 6" in depth. I also replaced the whimpish front skid plate with 6mm marine grade Ali plate which makes a huge difference. Got rid of the petrol tank & replaced with 120L tank but this was mainly because it was cheaper than replacing the faulty one with a genuine part.
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:42

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:42
Do a search of the archives Mark- plenty of Challa info including notes I have made about how much I like ours.
Camper
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Reply By: bozo - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 07:42

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 07:42
Thanks for the info guys, it will be used for towing a racecar(1600kg) and the odd trip to Sundown Nat. park and the like but nothing too difficult. Wife could not handle the GQ so it was time for a change.

Mark
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