[Vwdiesel] Rabbit Batteries ( energizers LOL )

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Fri Feb 28 13:51:51 EST 2003

"H .Hagar" wrote:
> how tall is your red dot battery.? 8 years? wow must have been a good one.

Model 800U, 7.5" tall, 10" long, 7" wide:

To install it all I needed to do was grind out the middle of the hold down clamp to fit around the center round cell of the
battery.  The Optima batteries tend to be about 1" shorter than conventional lead acid batteries.  In my 4x4, I needed a spacer
under it to raise it up high enough for the hold down clamp to be able to grab it.  With the bottom clamp on the VW tray, that's
not a problem.

Shortly, the battery will be moving to a battery box in the bed of the pickup, get the weight out of the front.


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