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Installed an Odyssey battery today
The 3 year old attery that came in my Zuk developed a leak and dribbled fluid all over the inner fender & battery box so I dropped an Odyssey PC680 battery in today. Man that thing is tiny - looks like I've got room for a tool box next to it now. These are similar to the Optima batteries but this one was much cheaper and smaller but with 680 CCA it fires the 1.3L right up. The stock alt should keep it charged since I do not have any power hungry equipment yet. Got it local but they didn't stock the auto style posts for them so I got a couple brass posts from my buddy at the car audio shop and chucked them up in the lathe, drilled & tapped them so they would attach via a couple of 6mm studs. These batteries are popular for motorcycles so no automotive style posts come on them. Never thought I'd have gold plated battery terminals in this truck (LOL). Next project is to make a custom box for it cuz the stock hold down doesn't secure it too well. Glad I have a sheetmetal man in the family! Deer season opens Friday so I'll let ya know if this battery leaves me stranded in the woods or not.