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    Cruze Battery Upgrade Options

    I had this discussion with bartonmd on the FB group earlier today and he provided a few options for battery replacement upgrades over what we have from GM. As you guys may know, the 1.8/1.4T battery tray is adjustable and has plenty of room left for a bigger battery.

    Here are the specs for the OEM H5/47 group size, from an AutoCraft Gold battery:

    H5/47:
    520 Cold cranking amps
    7.5" Height
    9.57" Length
    6.938" Width
    Weight: 45 lbs
    Price: $161.99

    The following two group sizes fit in our battery trays. Here are the specs I found for the Advance Auto AutoCraft Platinum AGM battery. I strongly recommend any AGM battery. I've posted the differences over the OEM battery (assuming the AutoCraft Gold is equivalent or similar) in bolded green. The CCA specs and prices will vary slightly but not by a whole lot.

    H6/48:
    760 Cold cranking amps (+240 CCA = +46%)
    7.5" Height
    11" Length
    6.938" Width
    Weight: 45.66lbs (+0.66lbs = +1.5%)
    Price: $174.99 (+$13 = +8%)

    H7/94R:
    850 CCA (+330 CCA = +63%)
    7.5" Height
    12.44" Length
    6.938" Width
    Weight: 51.83lbs (+6.83lbs = +15%)
    Price: $187.99 (+$26 = +16%)


    Here is what the OEM H5 battery looks like in the battery tray:


    Here is what the H6/48 battery looks like in the battery tray:


    Here's a picture of the H7/94R battery in the Cruze:



    Remember, if you have an Advance Auto Parts store near by, there is almost always a 30% coupon available that will knock $50 off the price of a battery. Order online to pick up in store.
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    What impact will a larger battery have on our variable output alternators?
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    Quote Originally Posted by obermd View Post
    What impact will a larger battery have on our variable output alternators?
    None. The system will still charge based on the voltage of the battery.

    bartonmd did note however that his car started faster with the H6 AGM battery than it ever did with the OEM battery.

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    Thanks - my battery is starting to show early signs of wearing out. My voltage sits at 14.7-15+ for longer and longer even with the same external temperatures.
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    I Just looked into a purchase from Advance Auto Parts and at present there is a 15 % discount online and a $50.00 coupon being offered .

    I have almost 4 years on this OEM Batterry at present Maybe I can push it until 5 years .
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    Quote Originally Posted by obermd View Post
    Thanks - my battery is starting to show early signs of wearing out. My voltage sits at 14.7-15+ for longer and longer even with the same external temperatures.
    Mine was exhibiting this behaviour last fall, but since I kept and have still been using the delco battery in a different application, I'm not sure it was the battery. I did however find the ground by the headlight loose when I swapped the battery, might be worth a check.

    Happy I replaced it though, would not have wanted to mess around with the possibility of a bad battery with winter coming! I agree with Xtreme, AGM battery is the way to go. I bought a Sears Diehard Advanced gold AGM(group 47) which claims 600CCA. Believe the group 48 Sears AGM is 700CCA, If I had known this was an option when I bought mine I would have.

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    The Cruze diesel battery fits all Cruze's.
    I believe it is a 850cca........fills the entire battery tray.

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    I've had real good experiences with the Sears Diehard batteries. Just have to tell the salesperson I want the biggest battery that will fit.
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    Diehard and AutoZone's DuraLast batteries are manufactured by the same company. IIRC there are only like 3 manufacturers that produce the majority of the NA batteries available for sale, just diff labels slapped on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian v View Post
    I Just looked into a purchase from Advance Auto Parts and at present there is a 15 % discount online and a $50.00 coupon being offered .

    I have almost 4 years on this OEM Batterry at present Maybe I can push it until 5 years .
    Can't stack them Brian. Looks like I'll wait for a rebate offering plus the $50 off. I got my wifes battery that way last year and it was only like $85 AR.

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