Odyssey Primary Battery Installed

I consider Odyssey one of the best battery manufactures. The Odyssey battery is dual use and can be used as both a deep cycle and start battery. For adventure travel and Ham radio use batteries are charge cycled much deeper and more often than normal automotive use.

Base plate placed in FJ

The Toyota FJ Cruiser has room to fit the Odyssey 2150 battery. This battery comes in a few different terminal configurations and I chose to go with a battery that has both threaded and SAE terminals to provide me more options for hooking items up to the battery.

VIew of battery mounted looking down

I also have an Odyssey mount for the PC2150 which provides very secure retention for the 70+ pound battery.

View of battery mounted

The base of the mount is bolted directly to the stock battery platform with bolts through the fender. The battery is then retained with a clamp that holds both the sides and top of the battery.

Install time 1.5 hours


  • Battery $350.00
  • Hold Down Kit $150.00

Here is the article for my original install in the Blue Burro.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

  2 comments for “Odyssey Primary Battery Installed

  1. dale durham
    August 22, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    Interesting install.

    Are you also going to use an Odyssey for your second battery?

    • August 23, 2010 at 6:45 AM

      Yes. I’ll be using the same battery as in the original FJ. I should get this install posted today.

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