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post #1 of 24 Old 02-23-2009, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

decided to shed a few easy LBS by installing a lightweight battery
it shed 17lbs off the front of the car for about $130

Parts:
Deka EXT16L battery
Braille 2317 battery mount

simply mounted the battery laying down on the OEM tray
I opted for the Deka battery vs. the Braille no weight since Deka/East Penn Mfg produces the Braille battery. So instead of paying $140 for the battery,I paid $80. Unless you want the sticker that says Braille>>>they are the exact same
I also live 2 miles from the Deka battery plant

OEM battery weight (actually thought it would weigh more)



Deka EXT16L (Braille 2317 equiv)



installed pics




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Re: lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

VERY nice.... although i like that we have the same EXACT scale even more





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Re: lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

let us know if you have any problems with start-up after playing the radio with the car off



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Re: lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

Thats a good point Mitsuwa... I was going to ask about crank rating and drain on the battery in traffic.
Because of winter, power is key in -20deg. starst!! LOL
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Re: lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

how do these work.. I have seen them.. do they work the exact same in all conditions as the factory only half as light? Sorry ROOKIE
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Re: lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

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decided to shed a few easy LBS by installing a lightweight battery
it shed 17lbs off the front of the car for about $130

Parts:
Deka EXT16L battery
Braille 2317 battery mount

simply mounted the battery laying down on the OEM tray
I opted for the Deka battery vs. the Braille no weight since Deka/East Penn Mfg produces the Braille battery. So instead of paying $140 for the battery,I paid $80. Unless you want the sticker that says Braille>>>they are the exact same
I also live 2 miles from the Deka battery plant

OEM battery weight (actually thought it would weigh more)



Deka EXT16L (Braille 2317 equiv)



installed pics


Woah i live like 20-25 minutes from Deka, Boyertown area
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Re: lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

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let us know if you have any problems with start-up after playing the radio with the car off
I'll post the spec sheet tomorrow
new AGM batteries are pretty powerful regardless of the size

most guys go with the ETX14 which is smaller yet and only weighs 11.5lbs
I liked the CCA more on the EXT16 which is why I went with it
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Re: lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

did i miss were did you buy this? or you didnt said it!?


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Re: lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

He didn't said it.
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Re: lightweight battery installed pics + OEM vs LW battery weights

i even looked on ebay for the brand name and all they had was atv/motorcycle batteries and one $225 battery by this brand's name



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