Genesis Off-Road Dual Battery Kit

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I am debating if I should keep the stock batteries and tray when my genesis kit comes in. I hate having stuff cluttered around the garage that isn’t needed. Any reason not to sell the batteries and tray?
I gave my main batt away to a buddy with a TJ, and used the lawn mower battery in my wife's quad, they don't get any better sitting around. The battery tray will eventually make its way to the dump for a reunion with both factory bumpers and the entire stock steering/suspension system.
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I have one of these dual battery kits coming. Any one have any experience with one on the 2.0 turbo?
Any update on this? Do you have this with a 2.0 ETorque? From what I understand the Etorque doesn't have the Aux battery so install would be even more simple. Please let me know how yours has been so far. Thanks.
 

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It has been great so far. No issues at all, I have my stereo system and winch connected to the secondary battery. I am using the Odyssey AGM batteries that Genesis recommended.
 

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Any update on this? Do you have this with a 2.0 ETorque? From what I understand the Etorque doesn't have the Aux battery so install would be even more simple. Please let me know how yours has been so far. Thanks.
I installed this in my 2.0. Zero issues.

You are correct, there is not a small aux battery underneath from the factory. I also run a dc/dc charger to the rear of the Jeep for a third battery.
 

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I just installed the Genesis battery kit. Took me three hours and the install was flawless. I just followed the instructions in the video on their web site. I was a little intimidated at first but the video is very good. I’m so happy with the result. Highly recommend. Feel more secure knowing I have more reliable power.
 

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Yes it fits great and works well with the BSG battery. On the 2.0 L. engine there is No mini battery under the main engine battery, so with the Genesis system you gain a battery and these Odyssey batteries have 850 CCA verse the 750 CCA the original battery have,
Just to confirm, as Im putting one in this weekend. I have a JL with the 2.0 non-etorque engine. There is no secondary battery? I assume that means I can just skip that entire portion of the install and its as simple as replacing the main battery and wiring it up in the new battery housing?
 

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Just to confirm, as Im putting one in this weekend. I have a JL with the 2.0 non-etorque engine. There is no secondary battery? I assume that means I can just skip that entire portion of the install and its as simple as replacing the main battery and wiring it up in the new battery housing?
He was referring to 2.0L etorque engine. With the 48V battery in that system, there is no smaller aux battery under the big main battery in the engine bay. I am almost positive you have the second small aux battery since you don't have the etorque system. This is going to be fun in a few years with all these engine changes FCA is making!
 

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He was referring to 2.0L etorque engine. With the 48V battery in that system, there is no smaller aux battery under the big main battery in the engine bay. I am almost positive you have the second small aux battery since you don't have the etorque system. This is going to be fun in a few years with all these engine changes FCA is making!
Thanks, thats kinda what I figured.

One other question for ya'll. The instructions are kinda vague in regards to when to use the main stud vs the smaller ones for high/low amp stuff.

Trying to decide where to wire my ARB twin compressor and outlet for my fridge.
 

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Just ordered one of these as I found myself stuck on the trail last weekend. Is my big battery bad? My little one? As I understand it both can cause the rig not to crank. What a crappy stock setup. So, this is mostly to give me peace of mind, and maybe someday I'll be running accessories too. But I'm mostly a day tripper.
 

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It’s a super easy install. You will be glad you did it.
 

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higher draw stuff like winch and compressors go on the main studs. Call Genesis and ask - they are very responsive

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Thanks, thats kinda what I figured.

One other question for ya'll. The instructions are kinda vague in regards to when to use the main stud vs the smaller ones for high/low amp stuff.

Trying to decide where to wire my ARB twin compressor and outlet for my fridge.
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