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#1 minimat

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:20 PM

what is the biggest battery that will fit/work in a mini battery box?I,m told something like an 038 will fit and give a useful extra boost over an ordinary mini one any one any ideas? my car is an spi cooper .

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:25 PM

i have a FAT FAT battery, though im nowhere near the car at the moment ill let you know when im home ;D

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:27 PM

what is the biggest battery that will fit/work in a mini battery box?I,m told something like an 038 will fit and give a useful extra boost over an ordinary mini one any one any ideas? my car is an spi cooper .


Basically a peugeot 306 diesel turbo battery will drop straight in. I use that in my MPI.

If you need tons of power reserveIf you want a huge reserve of power get a ups (un-interuptable power supply) battery they cost a bomb but will go for ages. It all depends on what it is your doing, i.e. big sound install or just upgrading the stock battery.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:09 PM

yep i have a 306 diesel battery ;D

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 10:04 AM

yep i have a 306 diesel battery ;D

I just have a spi cooper with a larger stereo than normal (amp extra speakers etc) i,m just after something to give a bit extra starting power as the normal mini battery (017?) always seems to struggle .Just been quoted for an 063 does that sound about right?

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 05:43 PM

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:53 AM

I had a 02 Frontera with a brand new 4 x 4 big batttery fitted! partexed the car and kept the batery,its a tight fit in the mini but fits all the same with like loads of power!

Not sure of the spec but its a vauxhall for a 2.2 dti frontera.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 10:39 AM

yep i have a 306 diesel battery :D

I just have a spi cooper with a larger stereo than normal (amp extra speakers etc) i,m just after something to give a bit extra starting power as the normal mini battery (017?) always seems to struggle .Just been quoted for an 063 does that sound about right?


I just bought a new battery and replaced my 017 for the 063, fits the space much nicer!
Though i cant get my spare wheel back in, under the tank and next to the battery so that the boot boards sit nicely....

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 10:58 AM

I've got a pug 306 td battery, it's the b*llocks! never goes flat, even when you flood the engine and have to turn it over for about half an hour til it fires... :D

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 08:19 PM

Attached File  P6240494.JPG   1.4MB   498 downloadsthis is the one iv'e got in there for 4x4 i believe and the standard cover goes over it as well result

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:14 AM

have been unable to get dimensions for mine (no time :genius: ) however it is comparable to that one above :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:22 AM

yep i have a 306 diesel battery :genius:

I just have a spi cooper with a larger stereo than normal (amp extra speakers etc) i,m just after something to give a bit extra starting power as the normal mini battery (017?) always seems to struggle .Just been quoted for an 063 does that sound about right?


I've got an 063 in mine, not sure on the Ah rating, but it's a nice fit with room to spare. I reckon an 083 would fit in there too.

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:38 AM

phoned up halfords and when i asked for a price for a td 306 battery they wantedto know year etc what do I say or do i just quote 063?

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:49 AM

Yeah, they'll know by battery type. An 063 is 50ish at Halfords (their own brand battery).

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 09:07 AM

Ring a decent motor factors or battery specialists - better still ring 2 or 3 and use the price from one to get a better price off the other.

They'll have a book that gives them all the info on their batteries, including dimensions - measure your battery box.

http://www.performan...ery_information

It says type 72 on that one in Jonny's photo, that's almost 2 normal mini batteries and I can't imagine you'd find one to fit better.




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