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Discussion in '308/328' started by Austin Newman, Jul 30, 2020.
What option should i get for my 85 gtb?
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I prefer the 750 CCA battery. You can get the battery type at almost any automotive store Walmart, Autozone etc.
Interstate battery, group 32-R
I Just watched a video posted in the Technical Q&A section on batteries. , I found it interesting, you may also.
I was able to get and Odyssey 34R-790 to fit, but due to the location of the terminal posts, I wouldn't use the aluminum cover I have. I use a fiberglass replica from Superperformance. It is a little taller and of course not conductive.
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Personally have had VERY good luck with “ever start”batteries from Walmart. (I know, I know) but truth of the matter is they have FAR outlasted any other battery with exception to Optima that I have ever purchased. Use them in the tractors, suburbans, side-by-side etc. Purchased a $200 battery from AutoZone for a BMW 330i that lasted a year. They replaced it next year free of charge and the following spring, sure enough it would not take a charge and stone dead. Said they would only warranty it once.
I took the old battery into the FLAPS, walked out with the cheapest battery they had in that form factor. Still going strong five years later.... auto battery technology is not an opportunity for innovation or distinctive engineering.
(And I donated another car to charity when I would have had to spend more on a new battery for it than I just had on the 308).
If you really want to avoid battery problems for the next decade (or two) go get yourself an Optima Red Top battery from Autozone (or other auto parts store) for a little over $200.
Hook up a pigtail for a trickle-charger (Optima makes a great one) and your battery worries are over.
I also just replaced mine with an Odyssey 34R. Pricey, but it's supposed to be worth the premium. I didn't notice any interference problem between the terminal post and the cover.
The raised terminals should be at the rear of the tray, protected by the rise of the spare tire carrier.
And the fact the base locking block SHOULD be tight!!
The ground side is pretty short, but the positive cable is almost slack enough to hit either location.
So I'm not at all sure why an "R" series would have to be installed posts "forward"....from memory my car grounds to the driver's side but I will look to confirm.
Agree with all the rest, I have used conventional and I have had Optimas,
Just put something in there, no magic ....
i like napa legend 84 group 34r batteries. the boys at the local napa all know me (you have a ferrari) and always
process my warranty claim on the spot.
they are in shouting distance from me.
Walmart is fine...over 5 years starts every time...trickle charger required unless you drive often.