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    I had posted about this on USA7s, but I know not everyone goes there very often, so thought I'd post here as well. My PC680 was beginning to go after 7+ years. Given that Lithium Ferrous Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries are beginning to come down in price, I decided to give the Ballistic Performance 16 cell EVO2 a try. It's incredibly small at 4.5" x 4.5" x 4.25" and weighs in at just 3lb 4oz. For comparison purposes, the PC680 on the same scale came in at 14lb 10oz, so an honest 11lb savings.

    Before permanently installing the EVO2, I left the car outside for a few hours in 31F weather until the battery had come down to that temperature and the block was showing 37F. I did 3 back-to-back starts with no issue, which gave me confidence that it would meet my needs. I completed the permanent install this week (new battery tray & hold down, and relocated to the shelf in front of the scuttle) and used the car yesterday. Temperatures were a balmy 45F, so not a big test for the battery, but it performed flawlessly nonetheless. At this point the big question is how long it lasts. It's available on Amazon for $235 including shipping, so it's about $100 more than a PC680.

    evo2-installed-800.jpg

    -John
    Westfield SEiW
    2.0L Duratec
    Throttle Steer

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    Hi John,

    Looks like a good upgrade. ...and the color matches!
    Tom "ELV15" Jones
    http://PIErats.com

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    • #3
      Truth be told Tom, that's the real reason I bought it

      -John
      Westfield SEiW
      2.0L Duratec
      Throttle Steer

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        I've got a similar one in my Ducati. It works just fine and removed 10 lbs. of unwanted fat. I'll go there soon, although there's a few other things I have to buy 1st...
        Chris
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        A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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