Dirty Parts dual battery kit - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum
Interested in the new Toyota Tundra? Stop in at the Toyota Tundra Forum @ www.tundratalk.net!
Toyota FJ Cruiser Header Background Toyota FJ Cruiser Header Right
HomeForumGalleryClassifiedsAbout UsAdvertiseContact Us

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Advertisement
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum > Toyota FJ Cruiser Discussion > General Discussion
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Chat Insurance Auto Loans Garage Blogs Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

General Discussion This area contains general discussion regarding the Toyota FJ Cruiser that does not fit into the other technical discussion forums.

FJCruiserForums.com is the premier Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
Forum Veteran
 
hundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Member Number: 38558
Location: Rancho Cucamonga CA.
Posts: 409
Lifetime Supporting Member
Dirty Parts dual battery kit

I am putting on a bumper and a winch on my 2010 FJ. These Mod's have open the door to several new Mod's, now that I should and want to do.
I was curious if anyone has put the DP Dual Battery kit in a 2010+ and has pics or info on the the removal of the spot weilded plate. Just wanted to get imput on that before I order the kit. Also how has it worked out for you.

Thank you

Jay
__________________
2010 Silver. Toytec Ultimate 3", Light Racing UCA's, EXP One Diamond front bumper, Superwinch, PIAA fog lights
Z.O.R.T #56

Member of the 20%
hundy is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-21-2011, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
shopsaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Member Number: 51023
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 227
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Dirt Parts dual battery kit

Have you considered using the "aux" battery tray that was installed in your 2010? It only involves a simple mod to reposition your PS fluid reservoir. This way you can use the space close to the firewall for installing other great stuff !
Attached Thumbnails
Dirty Parts dual battery kit-2011-oct-21_2389.jpg  
shopsaw is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Regional Moderator
 
銀チタン's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Member Number: 43210
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 9,245
Lifetime Supporting Member
Quote:
shopsaw previously said: View Post
Have you considered using the "aux" battery tray that was installed in your 2010? It only involves a simple mod to reposition your PS fluid reservoir. This way you can use the space close to the firewall for installing other great stuff !
Best positioning for, and I wish I could do as easy.
__________________
"Sometimes you are actually restricted by what you know. It narrows your vision and doesn't challenge you to find different ways."

-Wikid

"I'm unique... Just like everyone else!"

-Big Turtle
銀チタン is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2011, 12:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
Forum Veteran
 
hundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Member Number: 38558
Location: Rancho Cucamonga CA.
Posts: 409
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Dirt Parts dual battery kit

I have thought of that, I was trying to save that space for the windshield washer canister kit I purchased. That being said I have read on this forum of a few who have moved the canister towards the firewall by extending the hoses. How difficult was it to move your PS resivior? Once moved did you make a mounting plate for your battery or buy a kit?

Thanks

Jay
__________________
2010 Silver. Toytec Ultimate 3", Light Racing UCA's, EXP One Diamond front bumper, Superwinch, PIAA fog lights
Z.O.R.T #56

Member of the 20%
hundy is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2011, 01:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
shopsaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Member Number: 51023
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 227
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Dirt Parts dual battery kit

Jay,

The following is a copy of a response I gave on this subject to another post:

"I made my own with simple 2" angle iron, an angle grinder, and drill press. I was all set to weld a tray up when I noted that the factory "secondary" tray (like you have on your 2010) has a number of threaded holes for both M6 and M8 bolts. Easy to bolt angle iron to!

The fabrication was simply a matter of unbolting the Power steering reservoir, cutting off the bottom half of its bracket, drilling two holes in the bracket and then mounting the bracket to the angle iron.

From there I built and bolted down the remaining three sides of the "tray". You will have to drill a few remaining holes for a couple of the sides, but you can get a nut on the bottom side of the tray with a little finessing

Lastly, I put down some rubber stair tread material to line the inside of the "tray' and after rearranging the AC bracket, called it good.

The hold-down holes are already in place for the 2010+ FJ's.

Of course you could have a tray fabbed up at a local sheetmetal shop and weld or bolt the PS bracket to it. Just make sure the inboard edge is high enough to attach the bracket."

If you use this method, you will have to do a little fiddling with the positioning of the PS reservoir height to clear the radiator hose. I had to make ~ 3/16" notch in the upper lip of the angle iron to allow the PS reservoir "wings" to fit when bolted together. It's just a matter of finding the right height and bolting or welding the bracket to the angle iron.

Hope this helps, Marc
shopsaw is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2011, 01:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
cchoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Member Number: 35778
Location: Georgia
Posts: 71
Re: Dirt Parts dual battery kit

The CD that comes with the Dirty Parts kit has pictures of the six spot welds to drill out to remove the plate. I have a 2007 so didn't have to do that part, but the instructions are there.
__________________
Charlie...
Stalking Light
cchoc is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2011, 07:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
Forum Veteran
 
hundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Member Number: 38558
Location: Rancho Cucamonga CA.
Posts: 409
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Dirt Parts dual battery kit

I am glad the CD has that info, if I decide on that build that is good to know. I am going to look further into moving the PS resivior and see what if I can fabricate something.

Thanks for the info

Jay
__________________
2010 Silver. Toytec Ultimate 3", Light Racing UCA's, EXP One Diamond front bumper, Superwinch, PIAA fog lights
Z.O.R.T #56

Member of the 20%
hundy is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2011, 11:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
BeachinFJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Member Number: 34969
Location: Behind enemy lines
Posts: 152
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Dirty Parts dual battery kit

Quote:
hundy previously said: View Post
I am putting on a bumper and a winch on my 2010 FJ. These Mod's have open the door to several new Mod's, now that I should and want to do.
I was curious if anyone has put the DP Dual Battery kit in a 2010+ and has pics or info on the the removal of the spot weilded plate. Just wanted to get imput on that before I order the kit. Also how has it worked out for you.

Thank you

Jay
Hey Jay,
I dont have any pics but if you want to meet up you can check out the install. It has worked out so far.
__________________
On guard until seal is broken. Jack Daniels

2010 AG - BudBuilt skids and sliders, Icon V ,DO bumper,Warn M8000,Dual Batteries
2010 Adventure Trailers Chaser
BeachinFJ is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
Forum Veteran
 
FJ_Xplore's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Member Number: 56478
Location: Lee's Summit, MO
Posts: 472
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Dirty Parts dual battery kit

I pulled the trigger on the the Dual Battery kit this morning from Dirty Parts. They were on sale I look forward to receiving it and installing it next weekend.
__________________

2011 Army Green Trail Team SE - Custom XPLORE Package

BFG All Terrain tires Bilstein 5100 Shocks Magnaflow Catback Exhaust Xplore interior and exterior badges ARB Front Bumper ARB Rock Sliders Garvin Wilderness Roof Rack ARB Snorkel ARB Recovery Gear ARB Camp Chairs ARB 50 QT Fridge / Freezer Warn M8000 Winch Rigid E-Series 20" Amber LED Rigid E-Series 20" & 2 10" White Combo and Mount IPF 968 Series Lights Dirty Parts Dual Battery Kit with Optima OPT-8014045 OTRATTW Switches M-PAC Springtail Rear Door and Side Rack w/Molle Pouches Amaesing Hood Blackout Whelen First Responder Strobes

XPLORE Vehicles
FJ_Xplore is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
"I've got more hair and I'm sexier than Old Cruiser"
 
BIGGUY's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Member Number: 2679
Location: WY
Posts: 11,245
Re: Dirty Parts dual battery kit

Cool. I've had mine for about 4 years now and no problems at all with it. Nice setup and my mechanics were impressed with the way the kit was put together.
__________________
BIGGUY is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum > Toyota FJ Cruiser Discussion > General Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:56 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.