Biggest battery ?

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468373rocket

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Nov 17, 2018
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What is the largest battery that will fit the stock battery tray ? My car was a V6 car so I already broke the plastic tab in the tray for a bigger battery. Also , are you using bigger cable ? I have #2 ga. also some 1/0.I don't know how big side post terminals will allow. Or go top post ? Winter project for 455 swap in spring.
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

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Sep 14, 2014
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#2
For physical size a size 75 is the standard size, the size 78 is the optional bigger battery. I would go with either one with the CCA that would meet your cranking needs instead of physical size.
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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I have #2 ga. also some 1/0.I don't know how big side post terminals will allow. Or go top post ?
I always make my own 1/0 battery cables and you can get 1/0 lugs with mounting holes as small as 1/4" .
 
ssn696

ssn696

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Jul 19, 2009
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Take a look at the AGM (glass mat) battery. Optima is the best-known brand. I had one the G8 that was 9 years old and still cranked fine. You can often get a dual-terminal-style battery that gives you the option to use either (both) threaded or clamp cable ends.
 
CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

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Nov 12, 2017
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#5
I picked up a top/side post battery. I have the positive on the top post, and the negative on the side post.
 
liquidh8

liquidh8

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Funny, I have been running Optima's for years, and have recently had a sting of real bad luck with them. I've been looking for alternatives, like XSpower or something along those lines. I too make my own cables.
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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Mar 31, 2006
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#7
Funny, I have been running Optima's for years, and have recently had a sting of real bad luck with them. I've been looking for alternatives, like XSpower or something along those lines. I too make my own cables.
I have used an XSpower battery and it worked great. The company had great customer support as well
 
liquidh8

liquidh8

Comic Book Super Hero
Feb 16, 2011
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#8
I have used an XSpower battery and it worked great. The company had great customer support as well
They dont make a group 75 or 78, so I have to decide on one if I go that route.

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pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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Mar 31, 2006
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#9
They dont make a group 75 or 78, so I have to decide on one if I go that route.

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I have my battery in the trunk. I was using the D925 to cut down on the weight. It worked really well starting the car but if you choose to use a sound system with the car off the battery will last about 2 summers. It is now in a race car still working great and it will start an engine that is extremely hot.
 
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bracketchev1221

Master Mechanic
Jan 18, 2018
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2 gauge cable should be enough for the short run you have. A group 78 is the large factory battery. I ran 1/0 cable in the race car with an Odyssey battery. Had no issues cranking over the 15:1 565.
 

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