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RE: Optima Battery& lighter alternatives?

What about the weight aspect? I would like to replace the lead/acid
battery with something far lighter, perhaps a lawn tractor or motorcycle
battery. Anyone experiment with smaller, lighter batteries for racing
purposes?  This is for a 4KQ RR car, battery presently mounted on
the floor in the rear on the pass (R) side.


These are the best you can get for safety.  It's all we ever used when
we were racing circle track.  They seem to last well, even under
extreme circumstances.  Only downside is cost.

Paul Anderson:Please send any direct mail to my private address as I
keep up with the list very well.
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On Tue, 17 Mar 1998 11:13:47 -0800 "Gary G. Erickson"
<erickson@teleport.com> writes:
>ptimmerm@mashtun.JPL.NASA.GOV wrote:
>> but don't you think that maybe, just maaaybeee we don't need to be
>> so anal about battery vents with sealed recombinat SLI battery
>> The recombinat batteries don't really have a path to the outside
>> for sulfurous gases, only for hydrogen and slightly less so for
>> oxygen.  There should be vewy little of that coming the top too!
>I'm not completely up to snuff here on the terminology, but it sounds
>like Paul is describing the Optima battery that has won a pretty wide
>following among (at least locally) the rally/racer crowd.
>For those who aren't familar with the Optima, it's a sealed battery 
>delivers 800-1100 CCA depending on temperature and is manufactured in 
>fashion that it can't/won't leak, and (supposedly; haven't tried) can 
>used in any position, even upside down.
>They have a website at <http://www.optimabatteries.com> for anybody 
>wants more info.
>P.S.  They are a little spendy though.  The cheapest I've seen was 
>and as high as $149.
>Gary G. Erickson         Secretary -- NW Quattro Club
> 503-702-5789           mailto:erickson@teleport.com
>   http://www.teleport.com/~erickson/pnwaudi.htm

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