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lightweight batterys. Talk to me guys.......

Dani_B19 Aug 6, 2013

  1. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    So as the title says really, whos got one, believe prawn has! How much are they and whats best? Are they easy to fit, plug and play or do they need the connectors modifying? And lastly are they ok for a car like my s3 that gets used 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
     
  2. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Ritar 12200 in mine mate. it's a goodun!

    If left for ages, and the car worked on, stereo used, cranked over without firing etc etc, then it'll perhaps not last quite as well as a standard battery, but I can happily park mine up for 3 weeks in the snow, and it'll start perfectly when the snow's melted. also runs all electrics fine at night with no drain.

    Only cost me £29 delivered on ebay too! and can be mounted in the stock location very easily.
     
  3. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Argh nice one mate, thats what I wanted. Doe the cables connect on same as a standard battery or do they need modifying?
     
  4. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Getting rid of your mats, lightweight battery.. Fishy you are dani ;)
     
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  5. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Haha dont what you mean matey. Prawny anymore input on fitting this battery?
     
  6. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Your up to something! You making a track car or something?
     
  7. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Haha thatd be telling now wouldn't it ;).
     
  8. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    tease ;)
     
  9. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Who me, no haha.

    Anway, help still needed people, surely theres more than Prawn running one.
     
  10. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    my brand new silvertop was drained after 9 days unused so i could not use one, would love too but im away to much..
     
  11. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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    Would not mind one of these so I can modify my map sensor pipe to 63 mm
     
  12. ReDBull

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    I've bought one of the ones Prawn recommended and will be fitting it in the next week or so. I've had it a while so can't remember exactly which one it is I've got.
     
  13. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Can you post a right up mate? I want to see if you need to mod the cable ends etc.
     
  14. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    if your batteries are draining, then you have a problem, or you're buying **** batteries lads.

    My £29 ebay scooter battery is perfect!
     
  15. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Ritar battery:

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    Bracket to hold it down, fastened through the battery tray with 2 lengths of M8 thread bar:

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    Fuse box sits nicely on top:

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    And standard terminals used, just turned on their sides:

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    Simples, took about 30 mins to fit and make the bracket.
     

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