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    Post Lightweight & OEM Replacement Batteries List

    Alright guys let's get a list of lightweight batteries for the X going here, ya?

    First of all does anyone have all the specifications that a battery has to meet in order to be functional on an X? I've seen it vary from OEM quite a bit and I don't claim to understand all the details. I know the OEM is a 12v but that's about as far as my knowledge goes. Chime in here and I'll build up the list.... to start off these are the two that I know of and already it's pretty evident how different they are.


    Battery
    CCA CA
    Capacity Weight Length Height Width Modifications to Fit MSRP
    Optima Red Top 720 910 44 Ah 31.7lb 9.38" 6.75" 7.69" N/A $209.99
    Optima Yellow Top 620 770 48 Ah 36.4lb 9.38" 6.75" 7.69" N/A $244.99
    Odyssey PC680 170 520 16 Ah 15.4lb 7.15" 3.00" 6.65" Lightweight battery kit $117.20
    Shorai LFX36L3-BS12 Lithium 540 --- 12 Ah (36 lithium) 4.96lb 6.55" 6.10" 3.39" Lightweight battery kit $329.95
    Braille G20 --- 697 12 Ah (36 lithium) 4.5lb 7.10" 6.25" 2.98" Lightweight battery kit $549.99
    Deka ETX20L 310 17.5 Ah 15.5lbs 6.88" 6.13" 3.44" Lightweight battery kit $95.00
    Braille MA20C 1325 16 Ah (48 lithium) 6.1lbs 7.20" 6.20" 3.65" Lightweight battery kit $1574.99
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    I don't know jack about light weight Batts but I'm 99% sure OEM has more than 200 CCA, cold cranking amps

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    Quote Originally Posted by lew-e View Post
    I don't know jack about light weight Batts but I'm 99% sure OEM has more than 200 CCA, cold cranking amps

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    Ya I read that on another forum. I think I will remove that.

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    I've had a Shoray FX36L3-BS12 lithium battery for a couple years now. Weighs like 5lbs and has 540CCA.

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    Running almost 6 years on my redtop now, might be time to get a new one for kicks. Id certainly like to know what alternatives there are that are lighter, but still have near similar specs (if possible). Obviously im not looking for a 5lb battery to do the same thing. In for answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black E View Post
    I've had a Shoray FX36L3-BS12 lithium battery for a couple years now. Weighs like 5lbs and has 540CCA.
    Shorai??? Will add it. Thank you. Any modifications necessary to fit it?

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    Lightweight & OEM Replacement Batteries List

    I recommend these guys. http://antigravitybatteries.com/oem-case-clymb/

    Unless you want to wait a year or to for Graphene batteries.

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    Well i recently bought a brand new red top so i guess i won't be needing this info for a while ! Lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xfonts View Post
    I recommend these guys. http://antigravitybatteries.com/oem-case-clymb/

    Unless you want to wait a year or to for Graphene batteries.
    Which one is the Evo X sized one?

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    I am running the Braille G20 battery. It weighs 4.5 pounds, has 12 amp hours and has 697 PCA (Pulse Cranking Amps). It is pretty much the same size as the PC680 (the PC680 is a tiny bit larger)

    https://www.braillebattery.com/index..._batteries/g20

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    Chet you should compare the price on the Shoray lol

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    Liteblox weights ~2.4lbs to ~5.7lbs. But I doubt it would be good for DD and its very expensive. The guy who made and sell these is also passionate evo driver.

    https://en.liteblox.de/the-lightweig...redirect=en_US


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    damn video took a long time to get to the point. I was like is anything in this going to be about the batteries lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locust View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Black E View Post
    I've had a Shoray FX36L3-BS12 lithium battery for a couple years now. Weighs like 5lbs and has 540CCA.
    Shorai??? Will add it. Thank you. Any modifications necessary to fit it?
    Small battery kit.

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    I've been using a Napa rebranded Deka ETX20L for the past 6 months and have no complaints.
    I generally leave it on a maintainer, but a few weeks ago I did forget to hook it up and left my OpenPort plugged in and then let it sit for 12 days; it cranked slow but still fired right up on the first try!
    I do live in Southern California, so I can't vouch for its REAL cold weather performance. lol

    ETX20L
    CCA: 310
    Capacity: 17.5 Ah
    Weight: 15.5lbs
    Length: 6.88"
    Height: 6.13"
    Width: 3.44"
    Modifications: Lightweight battery kit

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    I'm running the Optima Yellowtop D35, has worked great so far (maybe 7 months) and through winter. Bitch is heavy though.

    Performance Data
    Cold Cranking Amps: 620
    Cranking Amps: 770
    Nominal Voltage: 12 volts
    Open Circuit Voltage (fully charged): 13.1 volts
    Internal Resistance (fully charged): 0.003 ohms
    Capacity: 48 Ah (C/20)
    Reserve Capacity: BCI: 98 minutes (25 amp discharge, 80?F (26.7?C), to 10.5 volts cut-off)
    Group Size: BCI: 35
    Post Type: SAE Post
    Weight: 36.4 lb
    Length: 9.38 in
    Width: 6.75 in
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    Another Shorai owner, I drive the X once a week. no issues.

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    Which terminals are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black E View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Locust View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Black E View Post
    I've had a Shoray FX36L3-BS12 lithium battery for a couple years now. Weighs like 5lbs and has 540CCA.
    Shorai??? Will add it. Thank you. Any modifications necessary to fit it?
    Small battery kit.

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    Braille terminals.

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    I have the Odyssey PC680 and it's brand new. I went to start the car Saturday after it had been connected for a few days and it was completely dead. Had to use a jumper pack to get the car driving. I'm very disappointed with the life of this battery, since I've heard good things about it. I might try one of those Shorai batteries. @Black E do you have to put your battery on a charger if you let it sit more than a few days with that battery?
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    No not at all. I've only used the charger when the car is going to sit more then 3 weeks.

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    Hmm. There has got to be something drawing power then. Unless it was drained from the way it was stored and just needs to be used. Because it died in less than 3 hours. I couldn't even unlock the doors it was that dead.
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    That is weird. There must be something draining the battery, like you said, or it may be defective. I'm using a PC680 for almost two years with no problems. It died some times when I forgot something turned on or when I used acc power with engine off for long time. Other than that, zero issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psfp View Post
    That is weird. There must be something draining the battery, like you said, or it may be defective. I'm using a PC680 for almost two years with no problems. It died some times when I forgot something turned on or when I used acc power with engine off for long time. Other than that, zero issues.
    Yeah I'm not sure. I have my gauges tapped into the cigarette lighter which has been the same for years so I don't think it's that. The pump controllers are obviously wired to the battery, so maybe they're wired wrong which wouldn't be surprising after this install...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DereksX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by psfp View Post
    That is weird. There must be something draining the battery, like you said, or it may be defective. I'm using a PC680 for almost two years with no problems. It died some times when I forgot something turned on or when I used acc power with engine off for long time. Other than that, zero issues.
    Yeah I'm not sure. I have my gauges tapped into the cigarette lighter which has been the same for years so I don't think it's that. The pump controllers are obviously wired to the battery, so maybe they're wired wrong which wouldn't be surprising after this install...
    Yeah, has to be a continuous power drain. That was the initial reason why I added my glove box switches. There were certain things that I couldn't hook up to a good switched power source without it.

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