Department of Weights and Measures

Discussion in 'GT350 and S550 Technical Forum' started by cloud9, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. SCGT500

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    You can move that 30-40 lbs to the trunk.... :p
     
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    captdistraction I am the breaker of things

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    After adding 20lbs of cable :)
     
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    Yep. With Copper at $2 plus a pound for scrap, 20 pounds of quality cable is pricey.
     
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    I'm still going to add them to my '16 GTPP at some point. A how to will be posted. $$$$$ dependent


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    Very true. :(
     
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    It's not 20lbs of cable, 1/0 stranded copper cable is .45 lbs/ft figure 13 feet for + and ground leads +1 lb for connections=~7 lbs. That is about what I estimated when I moved mine. A Braille type battery either up front or moved to the back will help the equation too.
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    I moved the battery back in my last car, not sure if I get to that point in this car...lots of safety concerns to think about when doing so.
     
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    I am actually considering doing a 7lb Braille in my new car just to save the labor and expense of running cable to the trunk.
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    Any cons to using such a battery?

    Never really heard much about them.
     
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    They are expensive. Lithium/Carbon with 450 pulse cranking amps are about $700. Good side is the weight and they last 3-5 times as long as a lead/acid battery. Plus they don't lose voltage in storage near as fast and if they do they are able to be restored from dead condition. They do need a special charger but normal alternators are compatible. They advertise that they deliver 1 volt more and steadier power when cranking and running.
    Another downside is the need for mounting bracket since they are much smaller than an OEM battery. Not a big deal but they cost $50-$70


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    Wow, big money. Lol
     
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    Steve. In your opinion, would there be enough room to mount a Braille battery and a pump for trans cooling in the stock battery location??
    280 F temps at the trans concerns me.
     
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    On a Boss or a S550.
    Boss yes, might have to make a custom mount for the battery to position it forward of the firewall as much as possible. S550, I don't know haven't really really had a chance to look at the area in depth.
    Steve
     
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    On a boss.

    A smaller battery, still on the original, and a pump is sounding like a good idea.

    Cooler oil temps have to increase trans life.
     
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    Lithium battery are getting cheaper now
    http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-BTL35A480C-Lithium-Phosphate/dp/B00F9LPL5E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1455587190&sr=8-4&keywords=battery+tender+lithium

    I've installed one in my Boss but haven't started the car yet
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    Very interested to see how this battery works out for you.

    I should have enough room to install battery and a pump for trans cooler in stock battery location.
     
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    I have the same battery. Reserve capacity of a AA but should provide enough oomph to turn her over. Haven't installed mine yet
     
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    Anyone know a close weight of a stock rotor versus a 2 piece rotor on a S550 or GT350?

    Just wondering what type weight saving there is for that crazy money. Lol


    ...and with that, I recieved a couple spare GT Performance Pack rotors today.... 35 lbs each!!!!!

    Crazy :(
     
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    Oops, scratch the GT350, probably has 2 piece stock :(
     
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    I received my FORGELINE 11x19 GA1R open lugs with Michelin pilot sport cup 2 305/30ZR19 today.
    The weights are.
    Fronts 49.100 pounds
    Rears 47.950 pounds
     

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