Fordmods Logo

URGENT battery advice please! 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 9 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: URGENT battery advice please!
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:44 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 320

Joined: 19th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: AU-XR8

Location: Sth Syd
NSW, Australia

Ford is replacing the 360cca battery that came in my AU XR8 with a bigger unit to handle the load this afternoon.

I need to know what size I should ask for. The battery needs to be able to handle a big stereo system with 2 amps running splits, 6-9's and 2 12" subs.

Thanks

 

_________________

She'd be a lot more modded if I didn't have to keep wasting cash on repairs.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:03 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 184

Joined: 11th Jan 2005

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: Fairlane (1968)

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

go as big on the cca as u can, 410 should do ya i think. did the 360cca handle it okay? if it did going bigger can only help.

James

 

_________________

http://www.msnusers.com/picturesofyourcars/zb.msnw <----My baby

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:44 pm 
Site Admin
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 8831

Joined: 18th Dec 2002

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: AUII V8 LTD

Power: 270 rwkw

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Optima Yellow Top.. great battery. I'm running them in both my cars.

850CCA, 75A reserve capacity. Never seen 5L and 4L (11.7:1 Compression!!) engines crank so fast before.

Cost about $350 from most good batery shops.

 

_________________

WAG363: AUII LTD Supercharged 363 Dart Stroker [Supercharged 363 LTD Build]
WAGGIN: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Wagon - V6 4Motion.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:57 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 3516

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

[self-deleted]

Last edited by blackjack_original on Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:03 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 35

Posts: 533

Joined: 12th Jan 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Optima batteries will out perform any other wet cell battery of teh same, or even some larger, physical dimensions.

They also last for up to 15 years if you look after them. Compare that with 5 years out of a top-of-the-range wet cell battery.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:06 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 46

Posts: 1040

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: EA Fairmont Ghia

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Just get the biggest battery with the highest amps, longest reserve, and most plates per cell, that will fit for your budget and fit without modifing the battery tray or battery holder.

 

_________________

Full working BA Shifter now upgraded to BF Shifter.
BA headlight inserts in my EA headlights.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:07 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 64

Posts: 3552

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Power: 482 rwkw

Location: Penrith
NSW, Australia

unclewoja wrote:
Optima batteries will out perform any other wet cell battery of teh same, or even some larger, physical dimensions.

They also last for up to 15 years if you look after them. Compare that with 5 years out of a top-of-the-range wet cell battery.


Ha I hope so I have the 1000 cca Optima....
Better last a few years..

 

_________________

As in ZOOM 126 edition
331 Dart block,3.25/ 4340 steel crank, Oliver rods,TFS ported track heat heads, TFS track heat inlet Twin SC61 turbo's
Project 1UZ-EF has started.. S475 Turbo 4.0 V8 Mustang Celica.....

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:37 am 
Site Admin
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 8831

Joined: 18th Dec 2002

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: AUII V8 LTD

Power: 270 rwkw

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Since when did Optima have a 1000cca battery? is it a red or yellow top?

I want one :D

 

_________________

WAG363: AUII LTD Supercharged 363 Dart Stroker [Supercharged 363 LTD Build]
WAGGIN: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Wagon - V6 4Motion.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:47 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 64

Posts: 3552

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Power: 482 rwkw

Location: Penrith
NSW, Australia

Waggin wrote:
Since when did Optima have a 1000cca battery? is it a red or yellow top?

I want one :D


Umm ???
It's an Odyssey
Not Optima....
http://www.odysseybatteries.com/battery/pc1200mjt.htm

 

_________________

As in ZOOM 126 edition
331 Dart block,3.25/ 4340 steel crank, Oliver rods,TFS ported track heat heads, TFS track heat inlet Twin SC61 turbo's
Project 1UZ-EF has started.. S475 Turbo 4.0 V8 Mustang Celica.....

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:09 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names