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Old 01-07-2005, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up Hawker Odyssey lightweight batteries + relocation

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Old 01-07-2005, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice linkage there. If you save like 15 lbs, thats almost a 3 hp gain! Plus a better balanced car as well. When my stocker dies Im getting a Hawker now.
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nice too bad i threw the batt in the trunk with a summitracing batt relocation kit
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While you're at it, you can put the Odyssey in the cabin of your CRX to improve weight distribution and free up room in the engine bay for more important components like a turbo intercooler.
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good article tho!
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wow do u have a link for that battery, its tiny!!!
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wow do u have a link for that battery, its tiny!!!
a link? like this?
http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQf...dysseyQ5fworld

you don't necessarily need the 680. You could probably get by with a 625, 545 or maybe even a 535 and save a little more space, weight, and money, but they're not as powerful. I went with the 680 because I've got an amp in my car and though I don't use the radio often (exhaust = music ) I wanted to stay on the safe side.
Here's a link to all the spec's you could need on any Hawker Odyssey batt.
http://www.batterymart.com/pdf_files/odyssey_guide.pdf

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sweet!!! thanks man
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which 680 did u go with? the 680MJ??? how heavy are those??? I am gonna get one soon here I think...
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This was posted in a thread I started awhile back about the same basic subject. The link shows the Hawker--I've forgotten which model it is.
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I personally am creeped out about the "offgassing" and I would only relocate it to the rear with a sealed gel-type.

Alunimum channel is cheap at the home improvement place and its fairly easy to make brackets with it.

You might have already seen my battery bracket on my old EP3 (RIP)
http://67.64.83.73/dmcknight/batt/
Im doing something similar with the same battery for the CRX
I picked up the battery last month and I have to say, its the only car battery I've ever picked up with one hand. It weighs very little and looks like an RC battery in my Rex's engine bay.

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here is a quick question:

since I have a stereo in my car and am thinking about getting a dry cell batery anyway, should I look into getting the PC680MJ
with automotive terminals? I am not looking to relocate my battery, I just want something that is a dry cell and something that is lighter.

here is the link to the one I found on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...950437295&rd=1

I am really impressed on the price of these things, I was considering an optima, but after seeing these, I think my mind has been changed.
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I have looked at those in the past, still may get one, but think I will probably leave it in the stock location....I'm not worried about moving the weight and just like the idea of a smaller, lighter battery.
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I have looked at those in the past, still may get one, but think I will probably leave it in the stock location....I'm not worried about moving the weight and just like the idea of a smaller, lighter battery.
For you otto and those like me who plan to keep the battery in the stock location but want to lighten the load, here's the only link you need:

http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=695215

For some reason, it looks strikingly similar to the Spoon and TR1 racing batteries. I'm going to go ahead and assume that a Spoon battery stay (made small for their small racing battery) will work with the Hawker unit in the above link.

**EDIT** Good info BTW icarus
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wow... the first link is ancient. :-p. I did this battery relocation like... 2 years ago. Tiny battery does struggle a lil in the winter.
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm replacing my stock battery here soon. Just out of curiosity, how long will it hold a charge if the car is stored for the winter? Started every 2-3 monthes.
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I'm just wondering if anyone here knows how much 18 feet of 4-guage power wire weighs? That stuff is pretty darn heavy, and I'm wondering, with all the added wiring, if you would actually save any weight when relocating the battery.
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I only had to run about five feet of 4 gauge wire. It weighed less than 2 pounds at the most but I saved about 15-20 pounds by switching batteries. Lead is heavy shit. Optimas are really good batteries, but our little motors don't need that much power to start. Optimas = too heavy AND too expensive.

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yeah remember you have to add a battery kill switch to stay track legal also.
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yeah remember you have to add a battery kill switch to stay track legal also.
an excuse for another switch!
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an excuse for another switch!
haha yeah and also a vent tube for the battery gases.
my shop says dont do it but i have a curious itch to try
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haha yeah and also a vent tube for the battery gases.
my shop says dont do it but i have a curious itch to try
that particular hawker battery is solid chemical (no liquid acid like regular battery) so there are NO GASES to vent.

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P.S. jegs has the battery kill switch road race style in there catalog at a decent price.
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