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Old 12-08-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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Battery needed

So obviously the battery is starting to give, so what should i get, how much and from where? Don't need anything that good due to the sale.

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Old 12-08-2010, 10:53 AM   #2
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bmtech chucked a bond battery into the back of mine, seems fine. they're made in victoria so i assume they are easy to find and affordable.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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....Don't need anything that good due to the sale...
Yet if you bought the car from someone with a cheap-ass battery, you'd tell the world what a fv(ktard the prev.owner was...

Try Battery World...good batteries for reasonable prices
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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^ lol so true..

just buy a std battery...
dont buy the cheapest sh1ttest one u can find
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:21 PM   #5
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Yet if you bought the car from someone with a cheap-ass battery, you'd tell the world what a fv(ktard the prev.owner was...

Try Battery World...good batteries for reasonable prices
oh how true.


Chewy, I can get in a good cheap battery if you want.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:19 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys. I obviously did not mean the crappiest battery around, just not a $400 monster!


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Chewy, I can get in a good cheap battery if you want.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:45 AM   #7
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i payed $270 from bmw for my battery - the local battery dude wanted $240 anyway, whats an extra $30!
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:44 AM   #8
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i paid $67 for a 870cca supercharge battery 5 or 6 years ago for mine...... I run a LOT of electrical things in my car too and its never missed a beat.,
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i paid $67 for a 870cca supercharge battery 5 or 6 years ago for mine...... I run a LOT of electrical things in my car too and its never missed a beat.,
From where?
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:05 AM   #10
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bought it direct from supercharge.......... theyve prolly gone up a lil by now and i got it for trade price but im sure ud pick one up for around $100 maybe just a little more
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got quoted by Supercharge for e46 330ci battery = $250. SuperCharge Gold MF88H. rated 880CCA! but it's heavy at 24kgs compare to the popular century battery 580CCA 17kgs

Dont know how you got it for $67!
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hang on ill go check out the batt in my car and find the model number
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:23 AM   #14
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hang on ill go check out the batt in my car and find the model number
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thanks Assail! I actually bought the MF66 however the battery is actually shorter in length compare to the OEM battery which I returned back to Autobarn and ordered the MF77 650CCA 125RC which has the exact length as OEM 31.5cm.

Since you are still using the MF66, did you find the battery bracket a tad short, hence unable to clamp down the battery? or did you customise it and drill another hole closer?

MF66 on sale $200 and MF77 $249. If I can clamp down the MF66 I would rather get the MF66 with slightly highly CCA and cheaper.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:27 AM   #16
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my battery is giving out too should start searching
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:05 AM   #17
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yeah im using the factory clamp, with a spacer underneath so it clamps down firmly.....

had it for ......geezz probably 5 or 6 years now and its still going strong.

edit: $200 is steep for that battery... try calling the manufacturer and seeing if you can buy direct from them
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5-6 years? that's decent.

I called up Supercharge directly and got the same price as Autobarn. New battery installed. All good thanks for your help Assail.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:43 AM   #19
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5-6 years? that's decent.

I called up Supercharge directly and got the same price as Autobarn. New battery installed. All good thanks for your help Assail.
yeah its going very well considering i run 3 screens, 2 amps, rear coax, front 3 way splits, 2 subs, capacitor, pac swi-x, gps, radar/laser detector, airbag system: air compressor and 4 valve units with solenoid.

im a bit suprised with their price though..... i know i bought mine at cost, just didnt think there would be THAT much markup on them.
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