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Two batteries, huring air flow..ideas?

Good afternoon all,
I recently purchased a 2000 F250. It came with a lift gate, and the 2nd battery is installed in the Air Box area. I am guessing this is not good, as it hinders airflow. I'm looking to put in a DP chip, and a 4 inch exhaust, but don't want to until I know if this is a huge issue or not. Anyone else out there use a lift gate, or have the 2nd battery anywhere else?
Thanks for your input.
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I've got good news for you: you don't have a problem. Almost every diesel truck made in the past decade has two batteries.

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Excellent to know, thank you. I was just afraid I was losing air flow from the battery being in the box.
Thanks again. You have a great looking truck by the way!
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That's Ford's OEM position of that battery.
Now you COULD relocate both batteries to the pass frame rail, but that's a pain and there's no need unless you're doing twin turbo set ups.



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But it's so much cleaner without the battery under the hood.


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But it's so much cleaner without the battery under the hood.




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That does look nice, moving the battery sounds like more than I have time for right now though. Maybe one day as I continue learning the truck.
Thanks for all the info guys.
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