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Going to a Lithium Battery for weight savings

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Has anyone considered swapping out the lead acid battery for a lithium battery to save weight?
 
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It?s on my todos once I start the audio system.. infact, I think I can install 2 and save space/weight
 
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It?s on my todos once I start the audio system.. infact, I think I can install 2 and save space/weight
Can you install 2 on the Stinger?
 
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Whats a good brand for lithium and weight difference?
 

robz32

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Braille is a great brand for Li car batteries
 
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Im really interested in this too, we just need to find the lightest battery that can be reliable for daily use.

I checked the specs of the OEM battery,

90Ah (20HR) CCA 740A
RC 170min (SAE/EN)
 
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I believe the battery is in the trunk for weight distribution reasons. If you reduce the battery weight, you'll shift more weight toward the front, and I think the GTs are already something like 52/48. I'm sure the difference won't actually be that significant, but it does make me curious if you're simply trying to improve straight-line performance, or if you'd be concerned about handling too.
 

djerickd

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Anyone find a decent lightweight replacement?
 


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