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Question What Battery to use?

Searched but didn't find too much so figured I would start a new thread.

Looking for recommendations and reasons why of choice.

2007 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe.

Which car battery should I use and where would be the best place/price to get it?
 
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I think there are a couple battery threads on here. If you just want a standard lead-acid battery then pick your favorite brand. Different brands seem to be better in different sizes so you could research that some if you want. I went with an AGM battery when I replaced mine. Pepboys sells the Bosch line of AGM batteries and they get pretty good reviews. Or you could get one online.

If you want to save some weight you could get Redpant's mounting bracket and Braille battery. It's pricey compare to just replacing the battery, though.

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Group 49 battery. A few people have had me install non-OEM direct replacement batteries in their cars.
If you want a different type, you'll need an adapter to fit it because of the way they're mounted.

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If you want to save some weight you could get Redpant's mounting bracket and Braille battery. It's pricey compare to just replacing the battery, though.
Yeah, the battery and mount together add up, but the mount only needs to be bought once. There are a few benefits, too:
-It makes swapping the battery any time after a 5-minute job. Replacing the lightweight battery only requires loosening the two cables and two bolts. Seriously easy!
-Despite being smaller and lighter, they recover better from discharge than lead-acid batteries. I'm a huge fan of AGM batteries... they've been far more robust when drained/recharged in my experience.
-And of course the weight loss benefits. What else on the car can be swapped for this price and shed nearly 30 lbs?

http://www.redpants.lol/shop/lightweight-battery-mount
Not something I'd do if you have a good battery, but something worthwhile if you want the various benefits and need to replace a bad battery.
 
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-And of course the weight loss benefits. What else on the car can be swapped for this price and shed nearly 30 lbs?
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Originally Posted by got one View Post
Searched but didn't find too much so figured I would start a new thread.

Looking for recommendations and reasons why of choice.

2007 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe.

Which car battery should I use and where would be the best place/price to get it?
Ryan-I would go with Rich (Redpants) lightweight battery and new mount. I would have gone this route if it was an option 3 years ago when I needed a replacement. 30+ lbs is break savings!
 
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Ryan-I would go with Rich (Redpants) lightweight battery and new mount. I would have gone this route if it was an option 3 years ago when I needed a replacement. 30+ lbs is break savings!
I'll install it for a beer and carrying a couch or two when the time comes
 
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You know they make pants in different sizes right?

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It's the principle of the matter lol. When I got out of boot camp, I weighed 135 lbs. That was 47 lbs ago....... My normal weight should be 170
 
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what AGM battery does pepboys have that will replace the vantage v8 battery? model number? does pepboys have a conversion chart for the AGM battery? is it lighter?
im sure it will be a little smaller, (or maybe not) does it fit exactly like stock, stock connectors, etc? mounting??

thanks

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Any Group 49 (H8), AGM or not, is a direct replacement. AGMs cost a bit more and weight a few pounds more.
 
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ha ha... lost 20 lbs over the past couple months... no improvement in my 0 to 60 times...
 
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ha ha... lost 20 lbs over the past couple months... no improvement in my 0 to 60 times...
Loose another 20 and you may shave a 10th


I just had the dealer put a battery in, they put a Rolls battery in it, hey, at least it's still British!
 
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Reduce sugar, processed carbs, and alcohol. Protein and fat are good, but be smart. Learn to use nuts. Do not eat dinner during your normal work week.

You will accomplish much easier with reduced caloric intake than you ever will relying on exercise. Make sure you exercise

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Reduce sugar, processed carbs, and alcohol. Protein and fat are good, but be smart. Learn to use nuts. Do not eat dinner during your normal work week.

You will accomplish much easier with reduced caloric intake than you ever will relying on exercise. Make sure you exercise

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Reduce alcohol, are YOU crazy???

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