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n00dle
11-03-2013, 07:33 PM
A couple of photos from the Best of France and Italian car show in Van Nuys today.

Personally, I'd like to see better usage of the space available. Perhaps a molded box to hide piggyback boxes and other peripheral boxes in there. It would help clean in the birds nest I see in many Abarths with piggybacks and boxes.

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo330/n00dle_01/Best%20of%20France%20and%20Italian%20Car%20show/Picture012_zps4d836bbe.jpg

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo330/n00dle_01/Best%20of%20France%20and%20Italian%20Car%20show/Picture011_zps2aff6861.jpg

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo330/n00dle_01/Best%20of%20France%20and%20Italian%20Car%20show/Picture010_zpsfae4f6f6.jpg

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo330/n00dle_01/Best%20of%20France%20and%20Italian%20Car%20show/Picture009_zpsf10005e1.jpg

Abarth Five O
11-03-2013, 07:47 PM
The big challenge is to find a place for the factory ecu since it attaches to the oem battery tray. Nevertheless, great weight savings and improvement over stock. I'm in for this upgrade.

FTY
11-03-2013, 09:19 PM
The big challenge is to find a place for the factory ecu since it attaches to the oem battery tray. Nevertheless, great weight savings and improvement over stock. I'm in for this upgrade.

+1

nojeebs
11-03-2013, 09:41 PM
Awww....so cute!

Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
11-03-2013, 10:44 PM
I read that the lithium car batteries a subject to fire if over charged. Seems scary.

Abarth Five O
11-03-2013, 11:15 PM
I read that the lithium car batteries a subject to fire if over charged. Seems scary.

With these batteries, you don't have to recharge them if you have no parasitic drains.

Here's their website: http://antigravitybatteries.com/

Ryephile
11-04-2013, 09:51 AM
I read that the lithium car batteries a subject to fire if over charged. Seems scary.

That's a cute little slice of propaganda by the really scared lead-acid battery companies that are eventually going out of business. A 4S LiFePO4 battery cannot be overcharged with a correctly operating/regulated alternator.

modular
11-04-2013, 11:19 AM
I use Antigravity batteries in both of my motorcycles with zero issues. They are of a proven design. Me wants this kit for the A!!!!

cy-clone33
11-04-2013, 12:13 PM
where do you find these large enough for a car? the site link here is for motorcycles

trevc
11-04-2013, 12:20 PM
Some motorcycles have larger engines than our cars!
RRM is using the AntiGravity 16 cell battery with the car terminal adapters. Looks like they made a custom mounting bracket.
http://antigravitybatteries.com/ag-1601/
http://antigravitybatteries.com/sae-automotive-adapters/


where do you find these large enough for a car? the site link here is for motorcycles

I have been looking at the Braille battery (B14115). A lot cheaper and heavier but still way under the weight of the stock battery.

modular
11-04-2013, 12:29 PM
where do you find these large enough for a car? the site link here is for motorcycles

The 16 cell battery they used is rated for auto use up to 3500cc's according to Antigravity's website.

Spool500
11-04-2013, 07:21 PM
Some motorcycles have larger engines than our cars!
RRM is using the AntiGravity 16 cell battery with the car terminal adapters. Looks like they made a custom mounting bracket
I have been looking at the Braille battery (B14115). A lot cheaper and heavier but still way under the weight of the stock battery.

I have the Deka etx20l battery, the SAME EXACT battery as that braille, just half the price. I do however use a braille mounting bracket for it. ill try to get a Pic up tomm. had it for 3 months now, started right up with no fuss this morning with 32*F reading on the gauge cluster

trevc
11-04-2013, 09:37 PM
The Deka spec shows it having a lower CCA than the Braille (310 Vs 360) but it sounds like it has enough if you have had no problems.

I have the Deka etx20l battery, the SAME EXACT battery as that braille, just half the price. I do however use a braille mounting bracket for it. ill try to get a Pic up tomm. had it for 3 months now, started right up with no fuss this morning with 32*F reading on the gauge cluster