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    Lithium battery upgrade

    My battery is about 4 years old so I decided to replace it. This time, I went with a LiFePO4 battery. It only weighs ~4.5 pounds and should last ten years. I think this is a no-brainer upgrade for anybody who wants a lighter car or just wants a battery that will last forever.
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    Here's a link to the exact battery I bought. It is a little more pricey than a regular battery but, again, it will last twice as long. $215. If you get on that company's mailing list, they often send 10%- or 15%-off coupons.

    The red goo on the terminals is anti-corrosion stuff.

    https://bioennopower.com/collections...abs-blp-20500m
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    Why do they paint the terminals red? I noticed my battery is painted red. But they were messy and painted most of the top of the battery and areas around the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerDad View Post
    Why do they paint the terminals red? I noticed my battery is painted red. But they were messy and painted most of the top of the battery and areas around the battery.
    its not paint, its an anti-corrosion spray

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    Need to work on securing the battery. That might be OK for seeing if the car and the battery will get along, but I'd want it changed before the week was up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiefromcali View Post
    its not paint, its an anti-corrosion spray
    huh ok.
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    Nice, lifepo4 is a pretty solid tech right now, and shaving 40 lbs from the car is definitely worthwhile.

    Several of the high end sports cars have Li variant battery upgrades available, it's slowly starting to spread out replace lead -acid chemistry SLI batteries.

    I'll def be switching when the time comes(Braille brand, I've used them before),
    My only critique with yours besides the previously mention mount, would be that's only a ~25Ah battery, spec is more like 60, and I didn't see if that's it's equivalent rating or how that company rates capacity or accounts for the difference between SLA and LiFePo4
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    That could come back to bite me, but at least LiFePO4 doesn't self-discharge and it charges faster than lead-acid. So I may be alright.

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    @Ma v e n I took your advice and bought a flat bungee to hold the battery down. This is the exact bungee I bought: https://www.amazon.com/Reese-Secure-...+secure+bungee

    There wasn't a great place to clip the bungee, so I drilled two tiny holes in the battery holder and looped a zip tie through them. Now the bungee clips on easily.

    The car has been starting great, even in the Texas cold. It's not suitable for really cold weather, though (like below 30*F).

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