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Old December 20th, 2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Ruffstuff Dual Optima Battery Boxes!

Well you asked for them, here they are!

We are very particular about how these go together because we see so many broken and cracked weld battery hold downs, and most of the broken ones weren't cheap either.....The real problem we have found with the easily broken ones was multiple welds on too thin material, some are only 20 gauge.....They simply can't take the vibration.

We followed the form of our single battery boxes and made these with very close tolerances so they didn't have to be too thick of material because if it fits well it won't be bouncing around. So we use 12 gauge (about 1/10" thick) and only TIG the center tab, that should avoid the vibration cracks around the welds the rest are so famous for.

Each battery has a hold down in the shape of the newer battery top (if you have an older Optimas they will still fit). We do not predrill any holes for mounting because you will want to mount them for YOUR vehicle and not have to work around someone else's idea of what is right. They can be bolted or welded in but remember that batteries are heavy.

Here is the side by side widthwise......


And here they are lengthwise......


They are priced very fairly at $78 each and remember the GL4X4 10% discount can be applied towards these and any of our other products.

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Old December 20th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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Man, I just spent my xmas allowance buying donelybrent's winch. (which I can't even enjoy till I get home from this damn place next month) might have to break the piggy bank open.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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Will these hold dual orbitals?
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 03:55 PM   #4
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Will these hold dual orbitals?

There are only 2 shops in town that sell them and they both wat over $200 fro them......I get optimas fairly cheap.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #5
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Default This shows the dual better....

here is the side by side widthwise......



It will be around Monday for the lengthwise model, I thought it would be the least popular but we are already out of the first batch!
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #6
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THats way cool. Great work i wish i needed one of these.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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THats way cool. Great work i wish i needed one of these.

Get a Winch, Welder, & some Lights, then you'll need one!
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Old February 10th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #8
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Default Some pretty pics! Installed!

In a Tacoma, I didn't think he could fit them in.....Dammed nice job!

The previous setup....


After


If they can fit in a Tacoma they can fit just about anywhere!
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That does look like a nice fit in a Taco. I will post up your product on my ExPo forum. There was a thread there about dual battery installs. I will definitely remember this when I move up to them.
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Default Thanks, they really do work well.....

And it isn't too difficult to relocate stuff either.....But if you are building a buggy way easy!
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 05:10 PM   #11
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Done rite the first time!
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