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Old 03-02-2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default Long Term Test: Shave Off 25 lbs With a Light Weight Battery.

Saved 25 lbs for only $30. Got this battery below:

http://www.batteryconcepts.net/yuasa/ub12180.html

Brought it on ebay a while ago new for $30 shipped. Put it in today. Was concerned that this might not be enough for the car. Today it is cold, yet the car started right up after the install with no hesitation. This battery is rated for 18Amp_hour. Weights only 11.5 lbs vs. stock of 36 lbs. saved 25 lbs easily from the front tip of the car. Thought to share this.

Jerry

Update:
3-month (6/08): Perfect, never failed once.
6-month (10/08): Still perfect. Not a single problem
1-year (3/09): Still strong. When started under as low as 13F, it felt weak. But you kept the crank on, it always started np. I recommend it.
2-year:

Since the battery doesn't have the typical car connectors, I attach below a sample picture of how I connect it in my car:

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Last edited by Jerry Xu; 03-08-2009 at 05:22 PM. Reason: long term update
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:19 PM   #2
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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Whats the cca on that, if its decent I might get it...
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:17 PM   #4
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Whats the cca on that, if its decent I might get it...
250 or so. I love it.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:42 PM   #5
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man i need to get this
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:44 PM   #6
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I wonder if this would stand up to the load my HID's and subwoofer put on my charging system?
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:49 PM   #7
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Looks like another version of the "Odyssey" battery... (there are only like 2 or 3 REAL battery manufacturers, they just get re-labeled by different companies who purchase the batteries)
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:53 PM   #8
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250 or so. I love it.
250?

Hell that would last 5min here in chicago in winter.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:58 PM   #9
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I am curious how it'd handle underhood heat during a phoenix summer.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:07 AM   #10
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First thing I thought when I saw it is that it looks just like my Odyssey. My only concern is how they're hitting this price point.
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:17 AM   #11
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Are this the same quality as the Drycell Odyssey batteries?
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:21 AM   #12
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Are this the same quality as the Drycell Odyssey batteries?
See my above comment about price points.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:35 AM   #13
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Define cold. Even with 800cca my battery needs a little more kick to turn the engine over in typical midwest winters (10-20F).
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:19 AM   #14
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Where's the specs on the battery? Did it come with any paperwork?

I've been using my $25 walmart lawn tractor battery all winter and it's still going strong. 300CA/250CCA seems to be fine so far. Extremely cold mornings are noticably harder on the battery, as it cranks much slower. Once it fires, all is good.

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Old 03-03-2008, 09:33 AM   #15
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First thing I thought when I saw it is that it looks just like my Odyssey. My only concern is how they're hitting this price point.
I brought it based on this review. Figured it was a calculated risk of only 30 bucks:

http://www.stealth316.com/2-dynabatt.htm

Scroll down to the battery table. It is probably the same as the Odassey (same dimentions, weight, cca...). How they hit this price point is beyond me. It had a "Made in China" sticker on, probably from the original manufacturer. These are designed for electric wheel chairs. Probably couldn't charge them too much $$ or something. BTW, this morning it was 33F. Started up np.

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:05 AM   #16
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250?

Hell that would last 5min here in chicago in winter.
Yeah, it might be more of a race swap out instead.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:13 AM   #17
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Where's the specs on the battery? Did it come with any paperwork?

I've been using my $25 walmart lawn tractor battery all winter and it's still going strong. 300CA/250CCA seems to be fine so far. Extremely cold mornings are noticably harder on the battery, as it cranks much slower. Once it fires, all is good.

Jay Storm
..250 CCA and "extremely cold"?
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:25 AM   #18
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..250 CCA and "extremely cold"?
lol yea seriously if you guys think 33 degrees is cold please come to chicago in january

i guarantee that battery wouldnt start in winter here. i would love to shave off 25lbs but its just not going to happen
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:07 AM   #19
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My Odyssey has consistently started my car as cold as 0F. If this is the same thing, you ought to be in the same ballpark.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:08 AM   #20
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Do "automotive batteries" have any special certifications for heat tolerance, etc? Being in AZ, the cold-cranking is not an issue for me.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:13 AM   #21
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The bigger issue is vibration. The Odyssey's claim to be certified for mechanical vibration. No idea how big of a deal that is.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:21 AM   #22
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I wonder if this would stand up to the load my HID's and subwoofer put on my charging system?
Not even close.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:31 AM   #23
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Are this the same quality as the Drycell Odyssey batteries?
No way!!! This battery is just a basic sealed lead acid battery. I got it lasting maybe a year. What did this battery cost, $36? It was made for a freakin jetski or motorcycle.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:31 AM   #24
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Not even close.
Try and learn.
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Not even close.
well, if the car wasn't running it would drain it quick. It should be a non-issue while driving though.
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