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Battery & Battery Tray Options

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Joe Adams, May 18, 2022.

  1. May 28, 2022
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    I agree on AGM batteries. Not having the issue of free battery acid and the outgassing it produces is a huge plus. Also opens up mounting options.
     
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  2. May 28, 2022
    Joe Adams

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    because of the lack of offgassing I’ve also considered putting it under the passenger seat seeing as there’s plenty of room. I just don’t know if I want more holes for the cables to pass through in the floor
     
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  3. May 29, 2022
    duffer

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    I'm another that will never put another regular lead-acid battery in anything. And I do really like Odyssey's-just outstanding service and life span. I installed a lithium ion battery in my RZR. The jury is still out as to function when using the winch. It was about a third of the weight of the original for the same amp hours.
     
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  4. May 29, 2022
    timsresort

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    The Odyssey is a great battery. Got mine at Summit. Stay away from the Optima, they have a terrible track record recently.
     
  5. May 29, 2022
    Dave Deyton

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    I have also heard that the Optima took a nose dive in quality recently. The Odyssey still has good reviews. Nice not worrying about battery acid eating away at your metal.

    Dave


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