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Offline Hughbugger

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What batteries are people running ?
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:53:49 pm »
What battery specs are recommended for an 08 GTI? From my online research there is a lot of variation in peoples opinions on the best CCA & Amps. For a daily driver is CCA big factor or is brand and chemical type a larger contributor to reliability? Is the added cost/weight worth it also? Thanks.
2008 - Mk5 TSI
2009 - Tiguan TDI 4Motion

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: What batteries are people running ?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 11:06:29 pm »
I went for high CCA and a good brand. Cheapest place I found was Mrpositive.co.nz

Iíll see if I can find a link to the one I got.

Here you go:

https://www.mrpositive.co.nz/bosch-s5-premium-din66zl-automotive-battery-680cca/
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 11:17:06 pm by The Red Warrior »

Offline Hughbugger

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Re: What batteries are people running ?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 11:32:34 pm »
Man that's some great value for money when compared to some of the Repco/SCA batteries. Is 680CCA needed? A lot of the people online have said 500CCA is plenty and its better to save the weight/money. Thanks for the link also.
2008 - Mk5 TSI
2009 - Tiguan TDI 4Motion

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: What batteries are people running ?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 11:39:24 pm »
Possibly not needed, but my previous one (not a Bosch) was 550 CCA and lasted 3 years. So thought for the price Iíd upgrade.
Plus I have a radar detector, phone charger and amp running 6 speakers all drawing current at start up.
I also think having your lights set to auto doesnít help either.

Offline dummer

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Re: What batteries are people running ?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 12:19:46 pm »
I use https://www.batteryworx.co.nz/products/varta-din66-car-battery-780cca just because the bigger the better :o
I leave my dash cam running overnight and so far 3 years down the track still seems to be fine

Offline 80 Vert

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Re: What batteries are people running ?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 09:40:34 pm »
Autostop sell Bosch batteries, much better than the NZ made crap everyone else sells.
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Offline Hughbugger

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Re: What batteries are people running ?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2019, 09:54:52 pm »
A good brand seems to be the common consensus. After shopping around, the upgrade from "Repco" branded to Bosch etc. is very minimal with the difference being ~$50 if that.
2008 - Mk5 TSI
2009 - Tiguan TDI 4Motion