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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Jpd89, Jun 21, 2012.

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    [Jun 21, 2012]
    Ok so I'm picking up the S3 today and the battery is on its way out... I've seen a few threads regarding light weight batteries but they don't seem to have a definitive answer!

    Shall I go for it or is it too much of a ball ache to bother with? Would be nice to lose some weight from the nose of the car but don't want to have the hassle of it not starting on a cold morning etc. Are there light batteries out there which perform as well as their weighty cousins and don't cost the earth?

    Sorry if this has been covered a million times already and I'm just too idiotic to find it! Cheers

    Jack
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    Sevv Pushing the limits..

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    no point unless you wanna jump start it every other day.. stick to the std batteries mate
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    Cheers mate, are halfords batteries up for the job or should I be looking else where?
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    Personally I don't rate halfords batteries. I had 3 replacements in a 4 year warranty period on the top calcium battery.

    They replaced it every time without quibble, but I'd rather have the reliability.

    Buy Bosch.
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    Yep, I've used Bosch for years, and don't buy it from halfords unless you have a trade card. ECP or GSF will be miles cheaper.
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    Tps have a deal on quantum batteries at minute apparently quite good batteries......... So the counter guy said, me thinks me stick to bosch yaaa
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    yeah mate i use Bosch S5 as they are pretty damn good with a 5 year warranty too
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