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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2002, 10:21 PM
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Is 10\" by 5\" your battery size? I cannot find one

I am looking for a replacement battery. I am not going to buy the Optima battery. I am going to buy a regular one. The size of my old battery is 10" by 5.5". The bolts line up to the mount to hold it down. Everytime, I go to an auto place, the battery is a lot bigger. It fits but there is nothing holding the battery down. The bolts do not line up because it is a bigger battery size. What should I do? Thank you for your reply.
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Re: Is 10\" by 6\" your battery size? I cannot find one

I have 2 that are that size, both are Excides. The 3rd is 5.5 x almost 10. They are giving you a common size battery. Keep looking, they do exist. Are the bolts not tall enough? or is the bat too wide? Try Costco or Sears if the auto parts store are to dumb to stock em. I'll bet even Walmart has em.

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Re: Is 10\" by 5\" your battery size? I cannot find one

PIAA the group size battery you are looking for is a group 51.
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Re: Is 10\" by 6\" your battery size? I cannot find one

The one I have now is 10" by 10". The strap hold down bolt stuff can only get to 5.5" to 6". I had to buy a battery to make my Samurai run. My battery is not held down with any bolts now. I just have to call more places. I went to Wal-Mart, and Kragen and they just sell the 10" by 10" one. I usually look into the chart and it tells me what size I need. The person at Kragen told me to use a smaller one but not the right one for the Samurai so I said no because I might have too much power and it might effect stuff. I got to look into it more.
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Re: Is 10\" by 5\" your battery size? I cannot find one

I noticed my old Interstate Battery is 51-50. Is that like a universal size to ask for?
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Re: Is 10\" by 5\" your battery size? I cannot find one

i use the larger size battery and 1 of those replacement battery hold down sets made from all thread rod..... works good
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Re: Is 10\" by 5\" your battery size? I cannot find one

I know you did not want to use an optima but it sure fits good and I know I wont need to replace it any time soon. My last one lasted 6 years. Thats worth the 100 bucks in my book. Exide makes a 8 3/4" x 6 3/4" Heatbeater battery. Reference # is 25/75. That's an actual Samurai battery It's about 50 bucks.
I use this "over the top" type battery hold down and haven't had any complaints. Get a good quality hold down if you do get one. This is about 10 bucks. Good luck

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Re: Is 10\" by 5\" your battery size? I cannot find one

As a follow up on that "Heat Beater" battery: I had to replace the battery in all of our vehicles after I moved to Vegas, due to the heat. When I replaced the one in my Toyota 4x4 pickup, I went with the "Heat Beater" with the highest CCA and it never gave me another problem. I abused the heck out of it for the next 5 years and it worked flawlessly.

For anyone living in a hot climate, I would recommend one of those batterys. Price is good and they hold up really well in high heat climates.
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