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a3 tdi sport battery!

tdisportuk Mar 20, 2009

  1. tdisportuk

    tdisportuk Member

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    Hello to all


    looking to purchase a battery for the car! whats the biggest battery this thing can take?! 2006 2.0 tdi sport a3

    thanks :)
     
  2. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Dimension or power?
     
  3. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Go for the Varta Silver Dynamic which is actually a bloody good battery, premium tbh as I spent few weeks researching, its cheaper at audi by almost 50% would you believe it, was about £70 & is a stock item in Milton Keynes usually, best battery for the A3 IMHO part no. 577 400 078 with a 780ah rating, they usually suggest the Varta Blue but dont bother with this, Silver is a much more premium battery & has the extra oommph for audi's IMHO, good price to as some people were quoting £120-£140, I was truly shocked when audi told me there price.
     
  4. tdisportuk

    tdisportuk Member

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    in terms of the biggest power capacity that will fit in the A3. Will be used for running sub's as well.

    Thanks NHN will keep that one in mind!

    thanks
     
  5. NHN

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    Trust me the Varta Silver is actually what Varta/Audi themselves say is a premium battery to handle more power intensive applications, both say the norm is the Varta Blue.
     
  6. tdisportuk

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    thanks mate will get one ordered on monday :cool:
     
  7. devonmikeyboy

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    kaz219 Active Member VCDS Map User

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  9. NHN

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    Yeah this is good battery, but when you consider £70 for Varta Silver Dynamic & then £200 for Eixide Maxima, I just thought whats the point for my car cause the Varta Silver is actually a premium one above what is stated to be used for the 8P anyway so I'm already using a much better battery than audi would install & its at least £130 cheaper than Exide, I looked at all the top batteries & tbh power, cost, warranty etc it just made sense to use what I have now, Exide are good, as are Optima & others but can you justify the cost when its not really needed, for me its a no brainer & was.
     
  10. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    You asking about the rear battery box ?
    The battery is OTT for most people but my battery is in the boot bolted under a metal lid whitch is covered by a propane tank and a NOS bottle bracket so i wanted the best as i don`t really want to have to remove it again. Ended up getting the battery for about £140 new from ebay so not to bad really.
     

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