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00celica00gt
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00celica00gt Aug 28, 1:25pm - #261598 

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battery

The past few days my car hasn't been turning over as quickley. My car is about 5 years old and still has the factory battery in it. I have one amp. My guess was that the battery is starting to go...what do you guys think? And what are some good battaries that have a little more ampers than the stock?
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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 28, 2:50pm - #261599 

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ANy battery with at least 150 to 170 cold crankin amps aill last 4eva.. Also your car will be more powerful. I have 160 cold crank amps and my car starts at the slightest twist of the key. A ford F350 can run off of a 150 cold crank amps. Imagine what it can do for your celica. eek WOW I paid about $85 @ walmart
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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 28, 2:51pm - #261600 

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 28, 2:55pm - #261601 
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- Batteries are cheap, pick yourself up a fresh one.
- Have the electrodes in your starter replaced. Its an inexpensive improvement.
- Attach a large ground strap from your battery negative to the vehicle & the engine.

Then she will turn over good. thumbsup
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 28, 2:57pm - #261602 
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160 cold cranking amps? laughsilly Up here in canada we buy 1000 cold cranking amps. thumbsup
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 28, 2:58pm - #261603 
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This is crazy! eek

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00celica00gt
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00celica00gt Aug 28, 3:32pm - #261604 

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so, what are some good brands besides Optima? I know Interstate, DieHard what are some others? How many cranking amps are the factory batteries in the Celica? How much are batteries with 170 cranking amps?

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 28, 5:25pm - #261605 
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Stock is probably about 600 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps).

Here is one that is 950 CCA for $180CDN:
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Here is one that is 1000 CCA for $130CDN:
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Here is the Optima at 800 CCA for $220CDN:
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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 28, 6:28pm - #261606 

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HEY... I MADE A TYPO... eek CORRECTION... 650 to 700 COLD CRANK amps... Keep in mind, I made a TYPO... not 150 to 170 sorry thumbsup I just went out to check mine and its in fact 700 cold crank amps
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Charles Aug 29, 6:50am - #261607 

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damn that looks scarry...aren't you afraid to ground the wires?!?!
i mean 1 spark and FIRE!!!!!
i would do a cleaner install to be on a safe side! eek eek
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