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 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 01:19PM
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For. cheap  AND good battery. I use Classic Batteries out of Charlotte NC.. a mere $51 out the door.. with 850 cranking amps..  I will look up the website.. bc

 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 06:23AM
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I use this one: https://www.jegs.com/i/Braille-Battery/147/B2015/10002/-1

Weighs 15 pounds and only uses half of the battery tray. Actually I relocated mine to make room for my 15 gallon fuel cell, but it starts my 1.6L VTEC with no issues. Can't think why it wouldn't work just as well on an A-series.

 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 05:07AM
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Geeeezzzzz $275.00 U. S. ?????


Got to be something cheaper

Billy Bob told me about  Classic brand but can’t find one up here

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Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Technology

AGM or Absorbent Glass Mat is an advanced lead-acid battery that provides superior power to support the higher electrical demands of today’s vehicles and start-stop applications.

AGM batteries are extremely resistant to vibration, are totally sealed, nonspillable and maintenance-free. AGM offers better cycling performance, minimal gassing and acid leakage when compared with conventional lead-acid batteries.

The end result of all of the features of AGM technology is superior life performance.

Plenty of choices
https://www.odysseybattery.com/Applications/AutoTruck

All can be mounted in any direction (side) up etc.. no leaks. Sealed

Like this one. (pay attention to how you need the posts.

https://www.odysseybattery.com/Batteries/Model_PC1200LT
   540 CCA

  7.87 x 6.66 x 6.80


275$ Us Doll Hairs..


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AGM. ????, is that a brand ??? Leakage ??????

Thanks BRAD



BIG AL

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 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 04:21AM
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Originally Posted by oldminimover49
I am looking for a low profile battery that will fit under the seat in a real mini

Any recommendations 


Big AL
You can mount an AGM battery on it's side so that would make it a low profile battery. 

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 03:54AM
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I am looking for a low profile battery that will fit under the seat in a real mini

Any recommendations 


Big AL

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Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Aug 8, 2019 01:13PM
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I have a red top that I put in in 2004 that I have charged 2 times total. Starts right up after a winter break. It was expensive, but I don't think it owes me anything now.

 Posted: Aug 8, 2019 12:43PM
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$162 to my door on Amazon at the time and it is currently $199 on Amazon with free prime shipping.  Is the Interstate a lead acid battery that can leak?  I really wanted a AGM battery that is sealed and cannot leak again for my Mini.  If it was in the engine compartment, I would have bought another lead acid battery. 

 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 05:35PM
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the Interstate was mere $119... how much was the RED top??  two FIDDY plus is my guess?? bc

 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 02:31PM
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I have an Optima 35 red top that I bought two years ago when the lead acid leaked and burned a hole through my battery box.  I don't use the Mini very often, but every time I do it starts right up.  I think I have put it on a trickle charge once.  I bought it on Amazon.  I would do it again as well, just knowing it will not leak acid in my trunk is enough for me.

Even charges fine with my original generator.

 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 10:37AM
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61..I use the Interstate..  R 26.  with 1000 cranking amps. BUT I have found with MPI and SPI you MUST disconnett the battery if you are NOT driving it every day..  the remote alarm drains the battery.. later bc

 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 10:11AM
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I have a trickle charger but use it very infrequently. Probably should make a habit of it. I don't use the car as much as I used to. Should drive it more. But that battery is dead after a week of inactivity. That shouldn't be. And I checked...there is no drain on it from the car. I have an Optima battery in my Triumph and that is very good....BUT VERY EXPENSIVE as you mentioned.

 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 09:26AM
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How maintained is the battery that is in the car.. As in: how often is the car used? OR is it kept and maintained on a plug in charger / Trickle charger...

Since going to a trickle charger  Maintainer on my cars it keeps batteries much frehser and topped up... Even sitting for 4-6 months. eeking down,  coming back up and down again doesnt help the longevitiy of any battery.
 
   DID have great luck with a Optima in a Boat that lasted 9 years... with very sparing use.. But at near 400$ its a costly buy in...

 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 08:38AM
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Just wondering specifically what replacement battery you would recommend for an SPI Mini? I last purchased a 26R-1 EverStart from Walmart. I bought it less than 2 years ago and its giving me trouble. Any suggestions?