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#1 Bolders


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:14 PM

I'm saving up to buy myself a project car at the moment so i'm only in the planning stage of what i want to do.

I have a question though has anyone put in a lithium battery within their builds and if so what are your experiences and do you recommend them?

I know they are a little pricey but they are a lot lighter and they have t be better than acid,lead or alkaline.


Thanx in advance

#2 WillCarter


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:42 PM


Have a look at this. I think the biggest concern with one is that they are very flammable and could be dangerous if you're rear ended as the battery shares the boot space with the fuel tank. Then again I'd imagine that even with an acid battery this is still a problem.

Here's some more info on them: https://en.m.wikiped...ium-ion_battery

#3 Bat


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:57 AM


I would say unless you're going for an all out racer stick with the trked and tested standard battery.

A good quality battery with a small smart charger used when the car is parked up should last at least 5 years.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:28 AM

I think the biggest battery that fits is ones used for the old peugeot 306 tdi.

I have that in mine and never let me down and provides a good kick on a cold morning

#5 unburntfuelinthemorning


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:54 AM

Lead acid batteries are proven, tried and tested technology which work very well and are very reliable if looked after.  They are reasonably priced and chargers for them are cheap to buy.  Their downside is the weight and size.  I have never had one fail in forty years but I have always looked after them - never store them in a discharged condition for instance.  We bought one car in 2005 - still had the same battery in 2016 when the car went and it never struggled to start the vehicle on the coldest winter days.  Lithium batteries do promise many advantages and if you want to save a few pounds of weight may be the way to go but I'll stick to traditional batteries for now thanks.

#6 ACDodd


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:24 AM

Fit a decent sized oddessey battery, job done.


#7 hunterg30


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:10 PM

For the cost of a li ion battery you could buy several lead acid batteries

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:11 PM

Its mainly for weight reduction only want to shave a few kilo's off no major dieting. So was looking at newer lighter parts and maybe the boot and bonnet changed to carbon fiber in the long run.

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