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Old 10-19-2011, 08:56 PM   #15
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:05 AM   #16
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Where and how much?

Could this battery be used on a daily driver with an under-drive pulley? ...what are the downsides to this battery?

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Old 10-20-2011, 01:16 PM   #17
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Its a braille #2317, got it from summit. One of the site sponsors prob carries them. Too
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:34 PM   #18
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In colder climates you would want to keep an eye on that lightweight battery on a DD. If you hooked it up to a charger at night it would probably last alot longer. Definately worth it for almost 30lbs.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:48 AM   #19
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I live in Michigan but I put the car up for winter. The car never sees anything below ~45 degrees or so.

Just wondering if it is safe/reliable for a daily driver etc? Any problems with mounting?
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:28 PM   #20
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I rejust rebent and redrilled the holes in the factory battery mount sides. Uses the factory topplate and holds the battery sturdy.
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:22 PM   #21
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Very nice list, thank you sir!
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:58 PM   #22
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I talked to an ex-Braille rep recently and he said that they are fine for most late model cars that are driven regularly. They have a low reserve capacity so if the car isn't charging the battery daily they will have difficulty starting. He basically said that they were not recommended for "weekend cars" unless you use a battery tender. Also, with such a low reserve capacity you only get about 2-3 starts on the battery per charge so using them on older, carbureted cars is a no-no...
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:01 PM   #23
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Since I was harassed to type it out in the other forum , here you go. Additional numbers courtesy of BMR



-6 Airbags (Side Curtain, Seats, dash) (-13.4 pounds)
Dash removed, lightened, tubular steel loop cut off of cross brace, cross brace lightened, sound deadening removed from backside of FW (-30 lbs)
Removed rear seats, belts and brackets, and sheet metal holding bracket mounts (-45.4 pounds)
Weld RT-S & tires vs stock 20s (-85 pounds)
Headers/X/Dumps at axle for weight (-60 pounds)
Tubular front crash support (-12 pounds)
Remove rear crash support (-26 pounds)
!Evap (9.7 pounds, not including evap line, which I left in)
!A/C (-49 pounds)
!Wiper Motor Assy (-9 pounds)
!Junk Block Oil Cooler/Heater, unnecessary (-7 pounds)
Lightweight Billet clutch vs. stock (-12 pounds)
Sound deadening removed from under seats, backseats, trunk, including hood/trunk liner (-8 pounds)
Braille battery (-29 pounds)
Windshield Washer Tank + Pump and lines empty weight (4 pounds)


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WEIGHT (LBS.)
LOWER REAR SEAT
10.2
UPPER REAR SEAT
28
DRIVERS SEAT
54.6
PASSENGER SEAT
44
A/C EVAPORATOR CORE ASSY.
13.4
A/C COMPRESSOR
13.2
A/C CONDENSER
6.4
A/C-HEAT BLOWER MOTOR ASSY
4.2
A/C LINES AND DUCTING
7.6
A/C FIREWALL COVER
3.6
DRIVERS AIR BAG
1.6
PASSENGER AIR BAG
5.4
SIDE AIR BAG (EACH)
3.2
FIREWALL INSULATION
2.8
FLOOR INSULATION
12
TRUNK CARPET AND WELL COVER
15.2
TRUNK COMPRESSOR
6
TRUNK-LID STRUTS (PAIR)
1
FRONT BUMPER
14.6
REAR BUMPER
26.4
RADIO
4
DOOR SPEAKERS (PAIR)
3.6
FLOOR MATS (FRONT PAIR)
4.8
CENTER CONSOLE
8.2
EMERGENCY BRAKE LEVER W/CABLES
6.2
FRONT SEAT BELTS (PAIR)
6
REAR SEAT BELTS (PAIR)
3.6
FRONT BRAKE ROTORS (EACH)
25.4
REAR BRAKE ROTORS (EACH)
24
FRONT CALIPERS (EACH)
11.4
REAR CALIPERS (EACH)
7.4
HOOD
25.3
HOOD INSULATION
1.2
HORNS (PAIR)
1.4
WIPER ASSEMBLY W/MOTOR
8.6
WINDSHIELD COWL PLASTIC
3.6
DRIVESHAFT – 6 SPEED MANUAL
24
FUEL TANK SHIELD
2.8
DRIVE SHAFT HEAT SHIELD
.8
STOCK AIR BOX
7
ENGINE COVER
4.4
CLUTCH ASSEMBLY (INCLUDING FLYWHEEL)
57
How fun was that removing the dash and evaporator? Did you cut the (2) firewall bolts or pull the windshield? It's pretty ridiculous that the first step in the service manual for replacing an evaporater core is to remove the windshield!
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:28 AM   #24
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #25
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Confirmed drivers seat @ 54.6 lbs.

17" Kirkey pro drag seat @ 14.6lbs with cover, 17 pounds with bracket+brace.

Net savings 37.6 pounds
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:48 PM   #26
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No pics of the interior work other then right after I pulled the dash, I didnt take any when I did it. The supports are hiding behind the bumpers, and the dash stuff isn't visible. But yeah, other then brakes/coils I've got a few ideas to get the car to 3500 lbs. It's VERY close. Lexan back glass will drop another 40, and contemplating getting a sheet metal drivers seat to swap in for race days for another 30.

I rather increase the HP in the car with mods, rather than destroying it like that.

Remove the crash support from both front and rear? Seriously?
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:57 PM   #27
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Back to the topic, has anyone figured out how much weight reduction equals what drop in ET for these cars? Back in the 4th gen days we always said a 100 lbs would be a tenth.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:35 AM   #28
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Back to the topic, has anyone figured out how much weight reduction equals what drop in ET for these cars? Back in the 4th gen days we always said a 100 lbs would be a tenth.
Seems to be close to the same from my experience so far, but I haven`t removed anything other than lighter whels exhaust, cai..
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