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    Senior Member Naaman's Avatar
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    98 Z28 Vert M6

    Time for a new battery.

    Car was having a slow start two days in a row. At first I figured it was just because the weather has cooled down so much the last couple days (especially overnight). But the fourth time I tried to start my car, I got just clicking (all electronics work, dash lights, etc, voltage shows about 8-9 on the gauge).

    I jumped it and it runs fine, but after driving it for about 40 mins, it will not start again.

    I would like to put in one of those Braille batteries (it looks like the B3121 meets the specs), but I'm not sure what all I need to consider. The 3121 has 550 cca and 75 mins reserve capacity. Is there anything else I need to look at or consider for a daily driver? The car lives in Phoenix.

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    Paid off 1/27/14 cammed goat's Avatar
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    Things to consider:

    Temperature(too hot/cold can kill a battery)
    How long the car sits without being started
    How long you run accessories without the engine running
    What other accessories you have added(stereo, aftermarket anti-theft system)

    Braille is a lightweight racing battery if memory serves me correctly, and I haven't heard any negatives. Give it a shot.

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    Throw an AC Delco in the car and be done with it. You'll spend a bunch more on a Braille and need to buy or fab a mount. Batteries these days easily last 7 years or more.

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