View Full Version : Relocating the battery to the bed.....
04-13-2012, 10:42 AM
Ok, got some questions about moving the battery to the bed of the truck in my 1990 C1500. There are three wires coming off the positive side of the factory wiring harness. One goes to the starter, one to the battery with a fusible link, and one to the junction box with a fusible link? So, my question is...my kit came with 2 ga wire. So, should I run the 2 ga. wire to the alt then run a fusible link to the junction box and run a 4 ga wire from the junction box to the starter or how are y'all running it that has done the swap?
04-13-2012, 10:53 AM
I haven't done one yet but what about having a junction box up front before you tie in to anything? split it from there. :dunno:
07-16-2012, 11:57 AM
Well, after some research, I'm going to do a junction box. I'm going to run the 2 ga wire from the battery to the junction box where it will connect to the starter, junction block, and alt. I'm going to use the frame as the grounding point and ground the battery to the frame with a seperate wire connecting it to a body part as well to complete the curcuit.
But anyways, got the battery box back from the powdercoater so I'll be finishing this project sometime in the next few weeks.
07-16-2012, 12:00 PM
I'm curious, what's the advantage of putting you battery in the bed?
07-17-2012, 10:55 PM
A bit more weight behind the rear axle for traction purposes and also to clean up the engine bay a bit.
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