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Old 08-01-2016, 04:30 PM   #29
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@nikitopo can you post a picture of the result?

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Old 08-01-2016, 06:21 PM   #30
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Ok.

For those who are interested this my review of the Speedfactory Braille kit...

1st the battery is a lead acid product that is compatible with our charging systems. A big win...

2nd the hold down components are very nice except for the battery tray, it is pretty cheap and thin...

Installation is straight forward no need to modify anything... I did reroute the accessory 12 on the main terminal..

Now for usage... I daily drive in good weather so the car has set for several days at a time without starting problems ... I don't run any electrically intensive accessories on my car, completely factory. Now this battery will not sustain long periods in accessory mode with the engine off! I was at a car show in July and had my left my car in accessory for nearly an hour and the battery struggled to start the engine... No jump or charging was required.

Overall I'm very pleased with the setup and recommend the kit for those who don't want to fab there own hold down. The battery itself can be had from any source including Amazon. The dollar per pound lost is better than other mod I've done to date...

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Old 08-02-2016, 01:53 PM   #31
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@nikitopo can you post a picture of the result?

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Yes sure, check below:




The changed Rod-Battery Fix is longer and has a new mounting point. This point is available from the factory. Check red circle below:




The Tray-Battery and Holder-Battery Fix are also changed because of the battery smaller dimensions.


Check also this post: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26051
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:12 PM   #32
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Excellent post, that's very helpful.

I'm a believer in the Odyssey lightweights, as well as creating additional performance through the creative use of modified OEM, or OEM components from other vehicles, so I really like your solution. Nicely done!

If I get around to the Odyssey soon I'll do something similar to yours and post pics.
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What batteries are out there that are superior to the OEM rubbish but shave a few pounds?
I'm looking for the best weight reduction I can get on my BRZ that I STILL DAILY DRIVE (but also AutoX and will soon be tracking).
Thoughts?

Anyone daily drive on the FT-86 Speedfactory lightweight battery kit? ( http://www.ft86speedfactory.com/ft-8...l#.Vp690OtJqWW )
im currently using that battery and use to daily drive my brz - i do have a battery tender on it . i have no issues with it. fitment with the kit is nice definetly helps with reducing weight
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:02 AM   #34
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im currently using that battery and use to daily drive my brz - i do have a battery tender on it . i have no issues with it. fitment with the kit is nice definetly helps with reducing weight
Yeah I've actually had that kit since two or three weeks since I posted that. I don't have mine on a tender but so far it hasn't died once (I'm sort of anal about battery drain though). It's a good cut in weight, and it leaves room for other things in the engine bay too.
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Smile SHORAI

I discharged my Shorai to the point of no return after the first year, (with the Shorai charger it would NOT charge up again), I don't use the Shorai charger as a tender except in the winter or if I don't use the car for a week or so.

HOWEVER -

After using a cheap crappy tire hi amp charger the mini battery came to life.
Been a great battery for several years, still goin strong ! ( and I still don't use the Shorai charger as a tender except in the winter or if I don't use the car for a week).


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I discharged my Shorai to the point of no return after the first year, (with the Shorai charger it would NOT charge up again), I don't use the Shorai charger as a tender except in the winter or if I don't use the car for a week or so.

HOWEVER -

After using a cheap crappy tire hi amp charger the mini battery came to life.
Been a great battery for several years, still goin strong ! ( and I still don't use the Shorai charger as a tender except in the winter or if I don't use the car for a week).


So your synopsis is: Great battery, crap charger?
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I discharged my Shorai to the point of no return after the first year, (with the Shorai charger it would NOT charge up again), I don't use the Shorai charger as a tender except in the winter or if I don't use the car for a week or so.

HOWEVER -

After using a cheap crappy tire hi amp charger the mini battery came to life.
Been a great battery for several years, still goin strong ! ( and I still don't use the Shorai charger as a tender except in the winter or if I don't use the car for a week).




I did the same thing as well, accidentally left the dome light on and killed my shorai. I couldn't recover it with the shorai BMS, but I managed to bring it back to life using a DC power supply. After enough charge, I reconditioned it with the Shorai BMS. I haven't bothered putting it back in my car though, had to get back to work so I put in the original battery.
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So your synopsis is: Great battery, crap charger?

Seems to me,
an expensive low power non sulfating battery TENDER, as opposed to a cheap hi current hi amp non sulfating battery CHARGER, and yeah - a great battery .


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I am using a Yuasa 44B19L battery:



It is almost half the weight of the OEM battery and still useful in a daily driven car. It fits perfectly in the BRZ RA's battery holder (Japan spec). So, no need for custom solutions.

I replaced the following Subaru parts. Part numbers are for the new ones:

Tray-Battery
82122CA010 x 1

Rod-Battery Fix
82161AG001 x 1

Holder-Battery Fix
82182AG010 x 1


Dimensions of the battery:
Length (mm) 187
Width (mm) 127
Height (mm) 225

Any other battery with similar dimensions will work.
O___O came across some picture compare to stock size
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O___O came across some picture compare to stock size


Yes the battery tray and holder are much smaller. There also other solutions for lightweight batteries, but I liked this one because it is stock.
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Hmm, the battery tray I ordered with that part number doesn't look quite the same
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I got this Shorai battery https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 which weighs about 3 pounds and was decently priced. It's been on since April 15 and hasn't given me any issues here in the Los Angeles weather.




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This is most likely what I will do but will go with the larger shorai at about 5lbs so I got more juice DDing in the winter. Looks you just used some spacers with mostly stock mounting?
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