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    Re: New Battery!

    So just a fun update.

    The Battery is AWESOME to say the least, I`ve pretty much forgot about it which is a good thing. The only time I remember it`s there is when I need to do work. As most of you who work on Euro`s know, anytime you want to "unplug" or "remove" something you need to cut the power, otherwise you`ll trigger 1 of 10 billion codes. Well, having an on/off switch is the best thing ever with a car like this, literally has saved me tons of time over the past month or so.
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    Re: New Battery!

    Update, hit our first mid 30`s overnight weather. Car fires up beautifully, even after sitting for 3 days and not turned over once.


    Brought in for a CCM calibration, Tech was impressed how long the car stayed on without any issue (Lights on, Climate control fan speed maxed and software updating, all while no engine power). Stated that usually most die under these calibrations unless turned over.
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    Re: New Battery!

    Are you riding with a small jump pack for the just in case ?
    Or you`re confident in the itty bitty pack at this point

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    Way more confident, the one time is has gone off (Into hibernation), it fired up immediately once I restarted it. I would say I`m more confident in it now than a standard size AGM. The biggest factor is cost now, I can say so far this has been the same if not more reliable than my OE battery. Keep in mind we`ve had very wild temp swings lately 70-35 degrees for the past few weeks.

    To be honest it`s not that tiny, about half 1/3 of the size of a group 49 AGM (Which is massive), it`s just very light. I`d say by lithium standards it`s extremely large.

    I don`t think I could give this thing up now mainly because the on/off feature when working on the car is such a creature comfort I could never go back (I work on the car a lot).
    Rupes 21 MK II, Rupes 15 MK II, Rupes 21, Rupes LHR75e, Rupes Duetto, Rupes Ibrid-L, Rupes LH18ENS, Flex PE-14-2, Dodo Juice V1

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    Still going strong, I haven`t had a single issue. The battery has behaved normal, the restart function works great for times it`s needed (Working on the car, running updates etc.) I let the car site for 4 days in 20-40 degree weather and zero issues with starting. The ONLY issue it seems is when the battery hasn`t cycled for a long time and the car is turned off but radio, heater an lights are on, it will last about 5 minutes before it will kick off. I`ve only encountered that issue recently is sub 30 degree weather, during the summer it`s fine.
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    Re: New Battery!

    Just an odd thought...

    The battery is placed in the trunk to help even the front/rear weight balance out in the car and improve the handling. If you go with a very light battery aren`t you disrupting that and shifting the weight balance forward?

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    The R`s weight balance is pretty bad from the factory, 57/43 but I have pulled 30 lbs (Downpipe and FMIC) from the front as well. Truth be told the rear end is very heavy an removing the battery really tightened up the rear. The rear struts combined with the 4C system suck when it comes to side hop so pulling weight off them is a very good thing.
    Rupes 21 MK II, Rupes 15 MK II, Rupes 21, Rupes LHR75e, Rupes Duetto, Rupes Ibrid-L, Rupes LH18ENS, Flex PE-14-2, Dodo Juice V1

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    Re: New Battery!

    1 year bump since my last post, working flawless!!!!!
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    Re: New Battery!

    I anticipate having to get batteries in two of my vehicles pretty soon
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: New Battery!

    Very cool thread and thanks for the updates!
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