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Old 06-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #26
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just bought this same battery hope it works for me since i go to car shows and leave my led orcale halos on for 5hrs at a time. i also hate the weight of these cars i took out my spare tire (45lbs) Jack stand(5lbs) wheel kit(3lbs) and the stock battery that weiged 50lbs. the total of all that is 105lbs just for 4 thigs in the trunk lol. i got the 15lb battery soo now i just have 15lbs in my trunk/
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:16 PM   #27
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #28
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #29
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To attach the battery cables, using the stock cables and they just clamp onto the tall brass/copper looking screw-in posts that you can get with the battery? Positive-right side post battery reccomended?
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #31
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What if you leave the car sitting for weeks at a time in between start ups will the battery be dead?
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #32
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Looking at doing a 2317...how's long term on the Braille?
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What if you leave the car sitting for weeks at a time in between start ups will the battery be dead?
Probably, the longest mine had sat is three days.
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Looking at doing a 2317...how's long term on the Braille?
Mine is half way through year two as a daily driver and no problems at all.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #34
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I'm doing some removable audio and when its in I think that one battery is good, if not, two of them are still lighter than stock. LOL I figure one will be fine though.
I'm mounting amps and processor to a vulcanized fiber or carbon/kevlar panel that will unscrew from behind back seat...plugs on all wiring, power and ground distribution on the board. I want to be able to drag race and not have the audio weight.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:24 PM   #35
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #36
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This is a good find. Just curious to know if my car would be dead as I sometimes do not drive the car for up to 2 weeks in between...not often occurrence, but I guess if it came down to it I could just jump it with my Escape...
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:17 AM   #37
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First thought when I saw that picture "it's such a cute little battery" haha , second thought "hey that thing would fit in a powerwheels"
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #38
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In the normal course of use, the battery is strictly used for starting the car. After the starter has disengaged, the alternator should run all electrical systems and still be providing amperage to the battery for continuous charging. For us old knuckle busters, you will remember checking you alternator was as easy and staring the car and turning everything on and disconnecting the battery. If it stalls the alternator was shot.

Sux, what was the purpose of making the alternator less efficient (not sure that is the right term) in this discussion
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #39
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If you're not going to start the car for a couple of weeks or more you can buy a battery conditioner for around $20 (sometimes they're cheaper at HarborFreight), connect it to your battery and plug it into an outlet for a day once-a-week, and that will keep your battery charged up.
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I like. That battery is no bigger than the one for my bike.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:54 PM   #41
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If you're not going to start the car for a couple of weeks or more you can buy a battery conditioner for around $20 (sometimes they're cheaper at HarborFreight), connect it to your battery and plug it into an outlet for a day once-a-week, and that will keep your battery charged up.
I've seen one in the Camaro accessories catalog (or Chevy Mall or whatever it's called) that even has "Camaro" written on it. If one were so inclined. I just did a search and couldn't find it but I swear I saw it some place.
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Sux, what was the purpose of making the alternator less efficient (not sure that is the right term) in this discussion
I didn't install the underdrive pulley to specifically make the alternator less efficient. The underdrive pulley slows down all the accessories to free up horsepower.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:02 PM   #43
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FYI Braille batteries are rebadged Big Crank batteries, both manufactured by East Penn. Big Crank batteries are marketed for motorcycles and ATVs, but they are the exact same batteries. Look for the ETX20L if you want the 15lb battery, ETX30L if you want the 21lb. I had an ETX30L in my 2001 Z28 and it was great. I have a high watt system in my 2010 so I haven't made the jump yet but I'm sure it would be fine.
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FYI Braille batteries are rebadged Big Crank batteries, both manufactured by East Penn. Big Crank batteries are marketed for motorcycles and ATVs, but they are the exact same batteries. Look for the ETX20L if you want the 15lb battery, ETX30L if you want the 21lb. I had an ETX30L in my 2001 Z28 and it was great. I have a high watt system in my 2010 so I haven't made the jump yet but I'm sure it would be fine.
Is this method cheaper?
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Is this method cheaper?
Sorry forgot to mention prices! The Big crank batteries are around $88 for the 15lb, $100 for the 21lb, shipped. So I would say so! Unless marketing (having a "lightweight race battery") is worth $80 to you...
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If you guys want real lightweight check out anti gravity batteries. 4lbs. http://antigravitybatteries.com/?page_id=3262
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And it's a lead battery not li-ion or li-poly? Awesome.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:08 AM   #48
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I'm leaning towards the 2317 but do our cars need the right side positive or not?

I've seen pics with batteries in both ways and just flipped around....does it matter?

Also, what does the reserve capacity (RC) mean? Is that how long before the battery would die if I left my halos on or something?

Also, does the mounting kit work with our cars? Do we also need the FRP Kit with the 8" hooks?

They don't have a vehicle breakdown for install/mounting application help...frustrating. Thanks for any guidance anyone can provide...been looking at these for months.
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Notagoat thanks will check out the info.
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FYI Braille batteries are rebadged Big Crank batteries, both manufactured by East Penn. Big Crank batteries are marketed for motorcycles and ATVs, but they are the exact same batteries. Look for the ETX20L if you want the 15lb battery, ETX30L if you want the 21lb. I had an ETX30L in my 2001 Z28 and it was great. I have a high watt system in my 2010 so I haven't made the jump yet but I'm sure it would be fine.
Since I'm always interested in saving money if it's reasonable to do so I looked at these batteries but they don't appear to be equal to the Braille versions. For example the CCA (cold cranking amps) of the 15 lb Braille battery is rated at 426 (mine was factory-tested at 682 CCA) but the Big Crank battery you listed only has a CCA rating of 310. The amp hours of the Braille is 21 versus the Big Crank which is 17.5.

The Big Crank is really a motorcycle battery and just doesn't have the same "oomph" as the Braille does. That's not to say it wouldn't work in a race-only application but for a street car, especially if you live in colder climates, I'd prefer the battery with more cranking power.
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