Join Date: Apr 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,206
I've used the Odyssey's on two previous cars, and while I like the size & weight savings, I think their ratings can be a bit optimistic on both the CCA as well as the expected life.
Whatever Odyssey recommends for a high compression V8 I would take with a grain of salt, and probably bump up to the next model as they don't have a lot of reserve and the inter cell voltage drops pretty quickly in cold weather. Plus hot weather and hotter engine bays tend to kill them pretty quickly.
I recently put a pair of PC925's in another car, connected in parallel, using silver plated copper bar from McMaster's, and relocated them between the back seat and the rear hatch area, making sure they were well secured. Because they're basically a "dry" technology, they don't off-gas much at all, so are safe enough to have in the cabin.
This setup didn't save much weight over a conventional wet battery, but it did save some space, and they certainly spin very well the turbocharged six in this car, so I'm hoping they'll crank the supercharged V8 that will be going in it soon too.
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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