Require advice please. 2005 Toyota GGN15R Hilux Dual Battery.

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 20:40
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Hello All,

I am new to this site, so forgive me if I am not posting this in the correct section or am going about this the wrong way.

I was hoping someone may be able to assist me with some information I require about installation of a dual battery system into my 2005 Toyota GGN15R Hilux 150 Series running the 4.0L V6 Engine.

I was advised by BatteryWise Sunshine Coast to purchase a Delkor DC24 which I am told the measurements for that are as follows: 275mm (LENGTH) X 175mm (WIDTH) X 240mm (HEIGHT).

I was also advised by various people to place the battery on the drivers side behind the headlight in the space provided - however this is where my problem also occurs. Batterywise and its supplier do not have a base/stand/case etc for this particular model and I can NOT find one online myself either. I have requested one to be made up for me by a local Welding Company here on the Sunshine Coast, however he is unsure of how much it will cost due to the amount of time he may or may not spend of fabricting and installing one for me.

The welder advised me to get a cardboard box the same size in measurements as the battery so he could use as a template/mock up for the work required - however I placed this cardboard box that I made to suit the measurements last night in the space provided into my Hilux and it seems like a very tight fit to me and I am worried about the breathing space for the battery despite it being maintainence free. Also a concern is with a custom made fabricated job it may become to high and the battery may arch out on the bonnet.

Can anyone offer any advice at all? Such as recommending a reputable supplier with previous experience making this particular item or where I could purchase one second-hand or new? Any advice at all would be much appreciated.

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Reply By: Member - Barnray (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 21:11

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 21:11
Check out ARB.B
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Follow Up By: Michael McN - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 22:46

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 22:46
Thankyou Kindly for the Advice - will go into the showroom/store on Monday :)
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Reply By: Member - Joe T (NT) - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 22:19

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 22:19
I agree with Barnray

ARB has one that will fit behind your original, it comes with all the gear, bolts, wires, everything that you need and you can install it yourself in about 1hour, or you can get them to do it, it takes a N70 battery

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Follow Up By: Michael McN - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 22:43

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 22:43
Hello Joe.
Just wondering - firstly is this N70 battery a deep-cycle one that I'm advised to get? I need it to run a fair amount of it - traffic control lights/hazard lights/ sound and communication systems etc?

Secondly does it have to be placed behind the original - I wont mind if this is my only option - was just trying to avoid adding so much weight to the passenger side of the vehicle and wanted to distribute evenly.

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Reply By: Member - Joe T (NT) - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 23:08

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 23:08
Hi Michael

Toyota made provision for a second battery, including holes in the panel, and that is the only place you can fit it under the bonnet.
There are other options, like on the tray, or under the tray.
N70 is not a deep cycle and a deep cycle not suitable for you, A N70 extreme is what I would use

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Follow Up By: Michael McN - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 23:25

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 23:25
Hi Joe - Thankyou for the quick response. It is greatly appreciated.

I would have to located it in the engine bay due to the fact that the styleside will be full of tools, equipment, signs etc and is stretched for space now even though it is the Single Cab Long Bed Tray Version.

Does this N70 extreme allow me to start of it as well? I was advised that with the Delkor DC24 deep cycle that I could install a redarc isolator and an override switch and I would have no issues starting the vehicle on either battery even if i have to leave the lights running for a twelve hour shift without draining my fuel as well.
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