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has anyone here tried the oddysey batteries? They a have 3"x7" that puts out 680ca at 32 degrees. I've been looking at that becuase i want to reduce weight in my 80 vette and it hardly ever gets below freezing around here-usually only a couple weeks a year. i've heard they are quality and they are sold by summit. Also, this is the first place i've heard bad things about optima, mine works great (just heavy as heck)-what problems have you guys experienced?

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I had two that completely failed in about one year...
thanx for the info...i checked out the 680 odysey battery and it is a motorcycle battery...
they also have a cool aluminum mount too...
i dont see why that would matter if the power was there...????
anybody have any input on this???

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has anyone here tried the oddysey batteries? They a have 3"x7" that puts out 680ca at 32 degrees. I've been looking at that becuase i want to reduce weight in my 80 vette and it hardly ever gets below freezing around here-usually only a couple weeks a year. i've heard they are quality and they are sold by summit. Also, this is the first place i've heard bad things about optima, mine works great (just heavy as heck)-what problems have you guys experienced?

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OK....i just got off the phone with Odessey...
the guy says that these are frequently used in street rods with no problem whatsoever EXCEPT if you use it for accessories while the motor is not running...
ie...playing the stereo while washing the car...

here is a link HOWEVER the number should end in a T so it will have car terminals...
this link IS NOT the T model
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


now if you want to use the aluminum mounting bracket...
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
you do NOT want the letter J in the number as that one will have a metal jacket and is too fat to fit the case...

so...bottom line for a car terminal battery WITH the case you need a
ODY-PC680MT along with the case itself...

size is...Length 7.250 in. Width 3.125 in. Height 6.625 in. Weight: 16 lbs.

i hope i didnt confuse yall ! LOL
i think I'm buying one....
you can also order direct from Odessey...Call Tony @ 951-736-3530

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cool, thanks for the info, i've looked at that and been confused but i'm a ways off from addressing my battery issues so i hadn't bothered to call yet. let us know how you like it. i'm torn now myself, i don't listen to the radio with the car off anyways but that's a pretty pathetic reserve capacity. i guess you have to give some to gain some though. just don't leave the lights on
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cool, thanks for the info, i've looked at that and been confused but i'm a ways off from addressing my battery issues so i hadn't bothered to call yet. let us know how you like it. i'm torn now myself, i don't listen to the radio with the car off anyways but that's a pretty pathetic reserve capacity. i guess you have to give some to gain some though. just don't leave the lights on
yea..I'm not crazy about the reserve either....
what else is out there?
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I have a trailer that we take on vacations and haul behind one of our Corvettes...painted to match,,,
i have hauled it on several trips without incident but on our last trip i forgot it was behind us and jacknifed it...
just got the vette out of the body shop...$2500 damage! OUCH!
i must admit that i am now a little nervous about hauling it...
heres a pic of it...
Have you considered a weight distributing hitch Probabally overkill on such a smalll trailer but they are harder to jackknife and you dont get the sway that you do with a regular hitch

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[QUOTE=Chevrolet4x4s]Have you considered a weight distributing hitch Probabally overkill on such a smalll trailer but they are harder to jackknife and you dont get the sway that you do with a regular hitch

Shane

actually it handles like a dream...wouldnt even know its behind you...
i made the bonehead move of forgeting it was behind me and i backed out of a parking space...OUCH!
hauled it thousands of miles without incident...it was only a matter of time i guess! LOL
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Here you go http://www.amazon.com/Cycle-Force-Bi.../dp/B0009W7F3O
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