Hi Chris,

I hadn't really thought of running 2 yellow tops. Seems most of the setups I studied via Google ran a red top for the main and a yellow for the aux. But it makes sense that 2 yellows would work fine as well. Being that the batteries will be isolated and the winch will only pull from the yellow top in my configuration, running a yellow for the main wouldn't matter. If both batteries would be used to power the winch, then 2 yellows would definitely have an advantage. Funny thing is that both batteries were priced the same. So I could have gone either way, had I thought of it...


Here are a few photos of the battery box (still in-progress). But you should get an idea of how I'm modding the rear storage box to hold the dual batts...


The stock-box, unaware of what lies ahead... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />

From inside...

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And below...

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After peeling back the carpet and laying down some fiberglass welding blankets... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

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And with the bottom of the box cut away...

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The beginning of the battery box - a frame made from steel angle...

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The frame set in place (testing the fit) - the top view...

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And from below - so you can get and idea of how much clearance the new box will have. Hey, my Sporty will have two 12V testicles! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />

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That's all for now. More to come...

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