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Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby freddie » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:49 am

I am thinking about installing an Odyssey Dry Cell Battery in my ST165 but I don't know which size to buy.

At the same time I am intending to relocate the battery as I want to install an air box where to battery normally would go. but I do not want to relocate the battery to the trunk.

Some where I got some info on a Odyssey PC680P battery (L=181.5 W=76.3 H=67.8) (CCA=170 Ah=16 Reserve=24 Hot C=520). Some one on this forum has used this battery.

Is this battery big enough (power wise) for every day street use or should I be looking for something bigger in power? I would appreciate your advise

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Re: Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby FC Zach » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:03 am

I use the PC680 for everyday use and it works well. On cold days around 30 and below it is a little weak and could use a jump but for the most part it does well. Also, I have mine mounted in the trunk. I used 00 gauge wire from a local welding supply store and ordered a circuit breaker off the internet.

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Re: Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby FC Zach » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:43 pm

Started fine today in "feels like 19° (according to my weather channel app)". Hope this helps.
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Re: Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby 94 MR2 Turbo » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:30 pm

I recently picked up a full size battery for the oem location. I'm not a fan of cluttering up the trunk but I would recommend a pc1200 for trunk mounted battries if you have the room. I do like straight intakes tho. I will do a compareson between my intake and no intake next time on the dyno.

A pc680 is great if you don't have a large stereo and drive it often enough to charge it up or keep it a maintainer when possible.

After installing a new battery I noticed my engine speed was more consistent and my cold starting issues went away. After market ecus need more voltage And my ecu would not respond under 10.2 volts.
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Re: Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby Anoo21 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:19 am

Fc, did you drill down so you can securely bolt the battery down?
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Re: Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby FC Zach » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:53 am

Yeah, I used 6mm riv-nuts. The base of the mount has countersunk holes for flush screws.
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Re: Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby underscore » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:45 am

I can't compare your specs to my Deka battery at the moment but it's quite small and does just fine, I do notice that it will run down if the car is left for more than 1.5 weeks and it will need a jump, but I also ran it completely dead once so that may have damaged it slightly.
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Re: Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby freddie » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:26 am

What is a Deka Battery like?

I don't wan't to relocate the battery to the rear trunk (in Australia we call it the boot LOL) and I am definitely going to put an air box
where the battery is currently located. (it is half made already)

So some thing like the size of Odyssey 680 I can find space under the front hood. Like next to my planned air box.

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Re: Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby underscore » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:25 am

Very similar to the Odyssey, I can snag some pics/dimensions in a few days if you like.
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Re: Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Postby freddie » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:08 am

I checked out Deka Batteries. I can get them here in Australia.

The Deka battery with similar specs to the Odyssey is about $100.00 cheaper.

I think I will go with the Deka ETX 18L (I haven't worked out yet what "L" stands for) it's dimensions are L206xW91xH163 power is CCA 300 Ah 20.
Just a bit more power. It is a bit bigger but it will fit nicely next to the main fuse box (next to my air box) under the hood.

Thanks Underscore for your help.

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