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Batteries
« on: November 14, 2011, 12:23:10 AM »
Batteries,  I'm considering either a optima or an odyssey for my project. anyone have any experience with these batteries ?

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Re: Batteries
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 03:47:43 AM »
I use the optima in my F250, pricey but well worth it. Mount them upside down or what ever, very tough.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 09:35:18 AM »
Optima. I have a few family members who use Optima batteries without any complaints at all. Strong and long lasting with great warranties!
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 10:52:50 PM »
I have had great luck with Optima's in my daily drivers or cars that I use regularly.  I do not miss the fuzzy terminals or the corrosion.  It is the cars that sit that they do not last long, at least for me.  Yes they have good warranties however they are sometimes a pain to get replaced under warranty.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 10:56:17 PM »
I can agree with you in the warranty replacement hassle TIGGER. Just like my Die Hards though, they drain and charge the battery first and then test each cell before replacement.

I have had the Die Hard in my 78 Sedan (w/upgraded sound system) for four or five years now without any issues. Starts great in the cold, little to no corrosion on my terminals and even holds a strong charge after leaving the headlights on for an hour with the car off!
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 11:16:19 AM »
Id prolly go with optima if its a street car that might see the track a few times a year. Otherwise if its a track car that will see the street some too id buy somthing like a Braille Battery since any extra weight removed will always make yah faster.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 07:57:37 PM »
I'll be the odd ball I use a Braille no-weight battery in my turbo pinto, it has cranked it over for long periods without a problem and is less the half the weight of a standard battery
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 06:28:30 PM »
Half the weight, thats a good thing. Which Braille battery did you use ?
http://www.braillebattery.com/

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Re: Batteries
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011, 12:30:34 AM »
Have you looked into Kinetic batteries? I use two that are the size of motorcycle/atv batteries in my 68 Camaro :bad word?: trunk and found them to be better than anything else i have tried. (including optimas)
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011, 09:55:19 PM »
Half the weight, thats a good thing. Which Braille battery did you use ?
http://www.braillebattery.com/

Don I have the 15lbs unit, it's just a tad bigger then a motorcycle battery, and smaller then the battery in my ride-on mower...
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