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cj5sean
03-18-2007, 09:59 PM
Hey Guys
I Got a 76 F250 390
And im wondering the best set up for duals.
Im going to use yellow tops.
So out of my set up i want to have one battery for4 ignition and electrical to do work my engine. Then i would like to have another one for winch lights sound etc what is my best course of action. O and i want controll in the cab via toggle switch so i was thinking possible using a old ford solenoid
eny ideas much appreiciated:dontknow:

epic3
03-18-2007, 10:01 PM
why do ya want switch control and ford solenoid will work for one maybee two days you need a constant duty solenoid or better a isolator

Always broke
03-18-2007, 10:10 PM
I don't reccommend an isolator but i reccommend a "Constant duty" Solenoid a regular duty solenoid will heat up and burn out rather quickly and is not good for long term use the constant duty should work great i plan on doing the same thing with mine[cheers]

epic3
03-18-2007, 10:14 PM
Hey "Always Broke" you dont know shit "Always Broke"

Always broke
03-18-2007, 10:16 PM
Isolators suck and you would know Phyllis they drain too much and consume at the wrong times[cheers]

epic3
03-18-2007, 10:27 PM
actually I always use isolators very seldom do I use solenoids they dont consume anything and I've never had one fail

Always broke
03-18-2007, 10:29 PM
i have had isolators fail on me numerous time under big loads and had to wire them up constat until i got back to " The real world" it's the old once bitten thing with me i guess [cheers]

epic3
03-18-2007, 10:33 PM
i have had isolators fail on me numerous time under big loads and had to wire them up constat until i got back to " The real world" it's the old once bitten thing with me i guess [cheers]

someone cheaped out and didnt get a large enough one
But dont fret I have seen that happen lots rule of thumb is always use a larger iso than alt by as much as possible and keep the cooling fins somewhat clean and verticle for well cooling then it will outlast any solenoid :cool:


It's the whole old versus new thing

Always broke
03-18-2007, 10:35 PM
Ok Phil when you come out to wire the new Landcruiser bring a big enough one :D :D :D

epic3
03-18-2007, 10:37 PM
Ok Phil when you come out to wire the new Landcruiser bring a big enough one :D :D :D

See you can teach an old dogs nw tricks:D
I'll see to it you get only the finest my friend but remember it wont be when I come out it will be when you come an get me:o

Always broke
03-18-2007, 10:39 PM
Yup i forgot Phil No problem i will come get ya[cheers]

epic3
03-18-2007, 10:40 PM
hahaha thanks

Tha_Stepside
03-19-2007, 09:21 PM
Dude why the hell would you go with altima yellow toppers, i went to my local heavy truck dealership (cokkcon motors)and got two 1500CCA 12V batteries for $145 with five year warranties, i run them in series with heavy guage welding wire, no need for an isolator with that much juice. I ran my stereo (concept 1200W amp running 2 AVI SLS 12"ers) throughout my entire lift kit install (8 hours) pounding out to metallica and nirvana, and the truck turned over no problems at all.

Tha_Stepside
03-19-2007, 09:22 PM
cookson motors **
(sorry)

epic3
03-19-2007, 09:36 PM
series wiring?? that'll net ya 24 volts
and cyclin the batteries like that they wont last ya long
but two big batteries like that is greta and way better than the infamous yellow tops

cj5sean
03-19-2007, 09:40 PM
K well eny other ideas
Come on its ur time to shine!

Always broke
03-19-2007, 09:42 PM
Dude why the hell would you go with altima yellow toppers, i went to my local heavy truck dealership (cokkcon motors)and got two 1500CCA 12V batteries for $145 with five year warranties, i run them in series(if you did that you would blow up everything in your truck i'm hoping you meant in Parallel) with heavy guage welding wire, no need for an isolator with that much juice. I ran my stereo (concept 1200W amp running 2 AVI SLS 12"ers) throughout my entire lift kit install (8 hours) pounding out to metallica and nirvana, and the truck turned over no problems at all.I'm hoping thats what you meant

cj5sean
03-19-2007, 09:52 PM
Yep thats what i meant

Kinslayer
03-19-2007, 10:21 PM
See you can teach an old dogs nw tricks:D
I'll see to it you get only the finest my friend but remember it wont be when I come out it will be when you come an get me:o

Why don't you guys just get it over with and fuck already.

Dude why the hell would you go with altima yellow toppers, i went to my local heavy truck dealership (cokkcon motors)and got two 1500CCA 12V batteries for $145 with five year warranties, i run them in series with heavy guage welding wire, no need for an isolator with that much juice. I ran my stereo (concept 1200W amp running 2 AVI SLS 12"ers) throughout my entire lift kit install (8 hours) pounding out to metallica and nirvana, and the truck turned over no problems at all.

And yeah, series aside, rig batteries are where it's at!

cj5sean
03-19-2007, 10:24 PM
Thats just plain funny.
But im no farther ahead{----Haha no pun intended

epic3
03-19-2007, 10:26 PM
Why don't you guys just get it over with and fuck already.



And yeah, series aside, rig batteries are where it's at!

we dont kiss an tell

Kinslayer
03-19-2007, 10:26 PM
Thats just plain funny.
But im no farther ahead{----Haha no pun intended


Big Battery isolator + two rig batteries. You can get the stuff at truck shops like Tek Truck or similar.

Tha_Stepside
03-20-2007, 05:39 AM
sorry i meant parallel, hook the two postitives together, and run a different ground for each. Its an awesome set-up, if its good enough for our cement trucks, its definitely gonna be good enough for my little pickup. Ive even got a 160 amp powermaster hooked up.