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Old 07-10-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Lightweight battery recommendations needed

This is one that I am aware of and used in the past. Are there any others in a more conventional size and similar weight of 13.5lbs?

http://www.performancedistributors.com/batteries.htm
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:22 PM   #2
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The M3 guys have used the Dyna Batt as well as Hawker Genesis. Some can be had for much cheaper.

Some guys made their own brackets out of wood or metal. I think there might also be adapter kits to make it easierl to bolt in the place of a regular battery.

The mounting is the tricky part. The only other thing to keep in mind is your electrical system usage and climate.

I remember one guy got himself two batteries "just in case". He managed to get the Hawker Genesis batteries at such a good price. That way he could keep a spare battery.

Main concern witht these batteries is draining them accidentally.

http://www.stealth316.com/2-dynabatt.htm
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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You might look at the Miata replacement battery. It weighs a little more at 25 lbs but is cheap at $70 and lasts a long time. Over 400 CCA.



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Old 07-10-2003, 08:38 PM   #4
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Take a look at the PC680 battery from Odyssey (15.4 lbs),

www.odysseybatteries.com
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:19 AM   #5
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MTMS4 sounds like he knows his stuff. I have one of the PC680's in my car it works great, let me know if you want one and depending on where you live i can get you a new one for cheap.
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Old 07-11-2003, 11:43 AM   #6
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I made a list of many of the batteries that were out, and their weight and specs.
It's posted in the FFI Forum (last update was a month or two ago), and I'd link you to it if the search function was working at the moment.

It lists the Miata Battery, the Hawker and a bunch of others.

Edit: Ah, it's back up now:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hlight=battery

See my 2/16/03 post in that thread for the list.

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Old 07-11-2003, 01:57 PM   #7
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I'm using a Stinger SP800 (relabled Odyssey 925), works perfect and weighs in at 25 lbs. Not so lightweight since it sounds like you're keeping yours under the hood, but mine's in the trunk. It was the lightest battery I could find (besides this Marathon battery I saw on batterymart.com for a Miata) that still had decent CCAs and reserve time. If I kept my battery in the front I probably would have gone with the PC625 but since it's in the trunk I went with a little more power.

http://www.odysseyfactory.com/specs.htm
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:39 PM   #8
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I just found out about this one the other day reading Scooby Mods. Looks to be the exact same as the DynaBatt, at only half of the cost.


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