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Rugged Ridge Jeep CJ YJ Wrangler Dual Double Battery Tray Kit 76-90
Outfitting a trail rig can add greater strain to the electrical system. Adding on a winch, air compressor, fog lights, driving lights, a spot light, electric fuel pump, and a stereo amp can really tax the battery. A great way to combat that strain is to install dual batteries. This is especially true when using a winch, which can draw big amps for an extended period. These kits are designed to mount two batteries in place of the factory single battery location. The trays and brackets feature a black powder coated finish. These are mounting kits only and do not include any wiring. A suggested wiring diagram is included. Batteries are placed side-by side and may be used with lead acid or cylindrical style sealed gel cell batteries.
3 Year Manufacturer Warranty
76-83 Jeep CJ5, 76-86 Jeep CJ7, 87-90 Jeep YJ Wrangler
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Great Idea, Botched ExecutionMar 31, 2013
By Ozark Cragsman
Well, the basic idea for this is great, and one mounted it is pretty solid.
But have fun getting there.
First, the instructions are horrible. You get some brackets that are just for a YJ, some just for a CJ. You get a nice list of each. But none are labeled, so you don't know which is which. So you spend the first 30 minutes holding stuff in place and trying to figure out what you need and what is what.
Had they simply labeled the picture "A, B, C" and put those letters next to the inventory list, this wouldn't be a problem.
Of course the instruction sheets you get are even more worthless. First, they are poorly photocopied version that make the pictures impossible to see. But you can get the same instructions off the website, only to learn that the pictures are worthless. They include only pictures of about 1/4 of the steps, and instead of including useful pictures, for example if they had pictures of the steps where we attached the mystery brackets we could figure out what they are, they put pictures of such hard to figure out steps as "disconnect battery". Evidently Rugged Ridge thinks I am smart enough to know what brackets are what with no explanation, but need a picture to know how to disconnect a battery.
When I went to start bolting it together I discovered they had powder coated the threads on the tray so thickly that a nut would not even start threading. So 30 more minutes wasted cleaning threads. I will say the powder coat is super durable- but when you have to clean it off threads that is not so hot....
I mounted it in a 79 CJ7, but the brace I assume (since the instructions were unclear) was supposed to be used underneath came nowhere close to fitting. I was able to use the fender brace they say is only for YJ's (this one I could deduce once I saw clear pictures on the website) and it made a snug, strong fit after beating beat into place and bending the inner fender a bit to fit.
Bottom line- nice tray, worthless instructions, poor quality control on the finish resulting in having to clean power coat out of threads, and you have to play around and mix and match to see what braces you can make fit. But now that it is in it seems strong.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Had to file out holes and reform the front bracket to fit in 1984 CJ7Aug 25, 2013
By Jolene Silva
All the steel components were nicely powder coated and looked great . All was fine untill trying to get the front support bracket to fit from the new battery tray to the inner fender well of the Jeep. I ended up filing out holes and heating and bending the bracket to pick up the threaded holes the held the jack and lug wrench . Since I heated the bracket to reform it needed to be repainted ,all taking a lot of extra time.
Except for the above it looks and works great after the retro fit. .
tight fit BUT a fitApr 12, 2013
its VERY well built with thick steel construction. all the hardware supplied was handy to make a nice clean installation.
this is the only one to buyDec 13, 2012
By Dan Marcott
great price easy to install very tough fit like a glove great for my cj5 on time poweder coated dan