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Old November 25th, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Difference between Battery Boxes ...

the part listed for a NAS is MXC8556 and you'd think it were made of gold ... as its around $1000 the later part is about $100 ... can the later part be made to fit or should i just go with a YRM version?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Go for YRM. Very impressed with their product.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Yeah its a bit much but I would go with YRM also. Good stuff ain't cheap!
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I did notice that RN has a battery box (RNS340) listed at $96
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Can someone explain to me why one should not just set the battery in the under-seat compartment without a box? I must be missing something.
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Yeah that's the bit I'm looking at. But it's for later models. I want to know if it fits.
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I just installed the battery box from RN. It was a genuine/OEM LR part. Pretty good price if you need the left side. If you need the right side box YRM is the way to go. YRM also sells the side panels.
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Was that the $95 battery box?
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Was that the $95 battery box?

Yes. It had a land rover decal and was powder coated or e-coated black.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 05:28 PM
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here is the pic. I powdercoated it white
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Did you powder coat the whole seatbox?
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yes, im powdercoating everything I can. I would do the whole truck but it needs too much body filler.
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here is the pic. I powdercoated it white
I've got the same project going on in my garage. Surprised to hear that you've gone with an OEM battery box, and YRM utility. Isn't the reason that the OEM's rust so badly in the first place is that they're dissimilar metals (steel vs. aluminum), leading to galvanic corrosion? It's unfortunate LR chose to use the cost saving, rust promoting aluminum for construction of the seat box.

I'd prefer to use the OEM pieces over the thinner (2mm) aluminum that YRM uses too, but the galvanic issue has convinced me otherwise. I have an order in for both YRM pieces.
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I powdercoated both the steel and aluminum pieces. I think this will last a long time before corroding. My biggest complaint is that the original steel battery box rusted because of the poor quality paint from Land Rover.

I did not use any YRM parts. I made them at my shop. If I had a chance to do it again I would buy it from YRM.
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