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Old 04-28-2011, 01:09 PM
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If your willing to plug it in most nights Kronospark just released a 2.5lbs battery and it has a charger inside but it's primarily aimed at race cars.
Saw this at the track. It's super tiny and comes with a trickle charger. Not a bad deal.

I'm running the Deka etx 14 right now. It's the same exact battery as a braille (rebadged).
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After doing some research, it seems the Deka ETX14 is the way to go. How are you guys mounting yours? Does the factory bar go low enough to fit it?


How long can the ETX14 run the (crappy) factory radio without not being able to start the car?
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Stock mounts won't do. Mine was holding on by the terminals by the end of an autox. Ended up using a generic battery holder and BIG zip tie (like the ones that are used as handcuffs). That's held up really well, but I'm sure there's a more elegant $olution.

Can't comment on the radio.
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I've seen more than a few (large) zip ties holding it down in my google searching

I should have bought Jim Tway's battery... I hesitated for a few hours and someone else took it, mount and all.


Can the ETX14 handle potentially deep cycles? If not, I may go with the Optima PC680, since it's only a few lbs more, but with significantly more capacity. I just need to be able to start the car after working on it with the radio on, so it needs to last roughly ~1.5-2 hrs (enough time for me to bleed all 4 brakes, change all 4 rotors and pads, and the exhaust, which is more prep than I normally do)


Does anyone use a Deka ETX20 as a more apples-to-apples competitor to the Optima PC680?
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This is how my Deka is mounted (using braille holder).



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Originally Posted by psychoazn View Post
After doing some research, it seems the Deka ETX14 is the way to go. How are you guys mounting yours? Does the factory bar go low enough to fit it?


How long can the ETX14 run the (crappy) factory radio without not being able to start the car?

I used the stock mount, If you want I can go outside and take a picture. As everyone has said after I recommended the battery its a rebadged braille, same specs and everything for half the price. Back to how I mounted it, use the plastic base that come with the battery, sit that on the stock mount, sit battery on it, then place some then rubber or somthing ontop of the battery and use your stock tie-down bar. My holds just fine with no issues. As for the radio thing I really don't know but I can tell you that I've had this battery on for over a year, ran it during the winter at sub zero degrees weather and it started up every time just like a oem battery if not better.

edit- sorry Just went and looked I have the etx16l. It's alittle bigger/heavier but If I was to order a new one I'd go with the ext14.

order from-
http://www.tristatebattery.com/produ...roducts_id=979 (Mine)
http://www.tristatebattery.com/produ...oducts_id=1316 (you'll need these)
http://www.tristatebattery.com/produ...roducts_id=975 (etx14)

read this thread-
https://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/707...page__hl__deka
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:29 PM
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heres mine mounted-

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I know the site says 270 cca but my battery is stamped with 325cca and when I tested it at honda it registered 458 cca. So basicly this battery is a beast and weight only 16lbs.
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Cut the stock posts at the bottom and rebend some hooks.
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Originally Posted by DiscoWagon View Post
Cut the stock posts at the bottom and rebend some hooks.

True, I was just lazy
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:01 AM
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My etx14



Just sitting on its little spacer block.
Im gonna lay it down if I don't decide to go with a nice billet braille tray
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