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Old 05 Oct 2016, 07:24 pm
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Hi all,

I have a question regarding getting a new battery for my '01 LE with 147k. I currently have a cheap value power walmart battery installed (was strapped for cash when I bought it, thus why I opted for such a cheap battery) and it produces about 11.95 V when left overnight and it has made the car start a little slow. It is still under warranty, but I really don't want the same battery.

The thing is, I have a big stereo in the car and would like something with more CCA. Is there anything besides the 26R battery that any of you may recommened?

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Old 05 Oct 2016, 07:25 pm
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The first thing to do is load test a fully charged battery.

The second part about battery size...do you plan on running your "big" stereo for hours at a time with the engine off?

You take the specifications of the amplifiers and head unit and do the math to determine the correct size battery for the system draw. It may be that your stereo system might be "big" enough that you may need an auxiliary or stand alone battery with an isolator just to power the "big" stereo system!

We have not even mentioned the alternator output at this point to support a "big" stereo" system!
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