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Old 09-29-2003, 02:49 PM   #1
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I just received my 13.5lb lightweight battery. It's about 1/3 of the size of my stock battery and about 22lbs lighter.

Has anyone installed one yet?

I assume if so, you fabricated some type of mount for the new battery or did you find a store bought solution?

Also, are there any charging issues associated with a lightweight battery??

thanks for any input.
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I just received my 13.5lb lightweight battery. It's about 1/3 of the size of my stock battery and about 22lbs lighter.

Has anyone installed one yet?

I assume if so, you fabricated some type of mount for the new battery or did you find a store bought solution?

Also, are there any charging issues associated with a lightweight battery??

thanks for any input.
what brand did you get?

I'm contemplating Dyna-Batt or Optima, the Optima is about 10lbs more
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How much does the stock Batt. weight??
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Why dont more people do this? Seems to me that losing 22 pounds for $135 is the greatest dollar per pound mod ever. Maybe im just skeptical but there has to be a downside...
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ooooppppsss I didnt read that right. So the stock batt weights 35.5 Lbs!! WOW thats kinda heavy.. I agree with jcr847 that would be good lightweight mod.. What about coldstarts? Battery life? Basicly like he said is there any downsides? Is it a better battery?? hummm time for some reserch on Batteries!!
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Well, I just fabricated my own strap out of a 2" X 1/4 steel plate strap. I bent it using a hammer and vice to conform around the top of the battery. I also used some 3/8" wood, cut it to lay into the stock battery tray, painted it black and bolted it in the existing tray. I then drilled holes in the steel strap and bolted it to the tray and the existing loop that was used with the stock mounting strap. I put a thin layer of rubber on the inside of the steel strp to make sure the battery wasn't damaged. There's no way that thing is moving! I purchased one online for $69 plus $7 for the studs. This is the best mod for the buck as far as I'm concerned. For $76, 22lbs is a lot when you add it to all the other lightweight mods! I'll check which brand of battery I bought this afternoon.
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Give this a read you may be surprised , it looks as thou these other batteries are relabled dynabatts and cheaper.
http://www.stealth316.com/2-dynabatt.htm
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Do any of you know if the lighweight battery is legal for SCCA stock class AutoX? I can't find any mention of them, and I'm guessing they are legal since it would be lame to have to find a replacement battery that exactly matches the stock weight. Anyone know for sure about this?

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