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Champion Spiral Cell Battery

Champion Spiral Cell Battery

Part # CHXDT34

Now I didn't originally intend to get a new battery this unexpectedly, but I guess it got mad at me for leaving it in the garage for 2 weeks after my surgery.  It was so dead, I couldn't even jump it, so needing a new battery before work in the morning, I went and checked out the prices on the Optima's in town.  I also stopped in Sam's Club and looked at the Champion XLT.  After seeing the prices on the Optima's I decided that the Champion was a real good price.  The Champion XLT is a spiral cell just like the optima's it is the next step up from the Champion Vortex which started as a rebadged Optima 925 redcell, so the quality was there.  The XLT has a 1000 cca @ 32, 770 cca @ 0 and looks very similar to the Optimas.

Additional Parts:
None
Tools Needed:
Adjustable wrench

 

Installation:
1.  I'll bore you to death here.  Disconnect old battery.  Remove hold down, remove old battery, clean battery tray, install new battery, reinstall hold down, reconnect.
Debris under old battery
new battery side view
top view
installed top view
installed view

This page last updated: 16-Apr-2008

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