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Old 02-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #51
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Dont worry about whether it would last the car as long if the alternator fails. With all the electronics/lights/electric engine components modern cars have, either battery would be drained fairly quickly.

Also, as stated before, alternator failures arent that common.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:44 PM   #52
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Are these batteries "up to the task" of being in a car that's driven daily (3-5 times a week)
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:13 PM   #53
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Some are but some might like cold weather.

I've been planning to get a 17 or 20 lb one for DD, but nothing smaller I think.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:22 PM   #54
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Some are but some might like cold weather.

I've been planning to get a 17 or 20 lb one for DD, but nothing smaller I think.
Same here, I went to their website and haven't been able to find anything about CCA.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #55
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Cold cranking amps?
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:46 PM   #56
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Cold cranking amps?
Yea unless I am missing it I haven't found any info about it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:53 PM   #57
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Mine has set for over a month and started fine.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #58
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Are these batteries "up to the task" of being in a car that's driven daily (3-5 times a week)
I daily my 15 lb battery every day.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #59
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Just a long term update - almost 2 years on my 17lb braille now, and it still cranks over my 14.7:1 motor with no issues.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #60
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Mine is daily driven so I can't answer that part of the question for ya, but it has been about four months and 6,000 miles since I installed the battery and it's working great! I think the longest I have gone without driving my car is two days, lol. The true test will be on the coming months when I have to start the car with temps in the low twenties/high teens, that's about the coldest it gets around here.
we get the same temps in Ohio. Except they have a (-) in front of the numbers. Wonder why?
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I bought this used one from a 4th gen friend, will the posts work with the factory cables you guys think?

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Old 06-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #62
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I bought this used one from a 4th gen friend, will the posts work with the factory cables you guys think?

It should.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:12 PM   #63
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I read somewhere that if I disconnect the battery I might have to do a power window relearn?

I just charged up my light weight battery it's ready to install.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:16 AM   #64
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Best of luck to you, but, FWIW, HOT weather, (really hot weather) is worse on CCA, and batteries in general than cold weather. When I was heavy into the bike industry, we used similar batteries on the BIG cubic inch aftermarket Harley engines (113+ CI, 10.5:1+ compression,) and could never get them to last, or provide enough cranking amps... Hopefully the technology has improved in the last few years... I would definitely recommend some form of battery tender if the car is sitting for more than a few days, and to start the engine before engaging any electrical accessories.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:59 PM   #65
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Best of luck to you, but, FWIW, HOT weather, (really hot weather) is worse on CCA, and batteries in general than cold weather. When I was heavy into the bike industry, we used similar batteries on the BIG cubic inch aftermarket Harley engines (113+ CI, 10.5:1+ compression,) and could never get them to last, or provide enough cranking amps... Hopefully the technology has improved in the last few years... I would definitely recommend some form of battery tender if the car is sitting for more than a few days, and to start the engine before engaging any electrical accessories.
Mine has been daily driven for over two years now. Never had a problem, and it's been 104*+ here lately.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:47 PM   #66
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If the battery will survive in a hot environment like TX, and last for over 2 years in a vehicle with a large electrical load like your vert, they must be pretty well built products. Nothing worse than a vehicle with a dead battery...
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:55 PM   #67
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Just to add to the mix, what is the "battery run-down" protection shown as a standard feature on our cars?
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:00 PM   #68
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Did you replace the battery because the ac delco failed or just to shed a few pounds?curious as to the longevity of original battery...mines 3 yrs. old
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #69
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Just to add to the mix, what is the "battery run-down" protection shown as a standard feature on our cars?
It shuts down interior lights and stuff if they are left on for something like 10 minutes with the key off.
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Did you replace the battery because the ac delco failed or just to shed a few pounds?curious as to the longevity of original battery...mines 3 yrs. old
To shed weight.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #70
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It shuts down interior lights and stuff if they are left on for something like 10 minutes with the key off.

To shed weight.
Inclined to disagree. Just the other day I left my dome light on for like 3+ hrs. Car fired right up but it was on when I got in the car. Maybe that feature is something else or it's not working in my car. ?
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All my lights time out and turn off automatically, doesn't matter how they have been turned on.
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Inclined to disagree. Just the other day I left my dome light on for like 3+ hrs. Car fired right up but it was on when I got in the car. Maybe that feature is something else or it's not working in my car. ?
The body control module cuts power to all lights and accessories after 10 minutes or so. It doesn't matter if they are switches on or off. They call this going into 'sleep' mode. There are a lot of ways to get the car out of sleep mode like press lock or unlock on the key fob, open a door, turn on the radio etc. You probably did something to 'wake the car up' and the light came back on and you assumed it was on the whole time. Leave the light on again and watch it, I bet it will go out.
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