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I need a new battery and was trying to figure out what size CA/CCA battery i want. The question really is though, how big can i go. I know if i go too big it can start recking my electronics. So I dunno, i was thinking maybe around 700CCA/ that would probly be around 1000CA
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Why on earth do you want to go big in terms of CCA?

Get the minimum CCA with the highest capacity in terms of reserve that you think you'll need. Batteries can represent useless extra weight. Besides, there's only so much room in there for your battery anyway (spatial limitation).
 

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I always go for the battery with the longest lifetime / biggest CCA that will fit the space. On ly 1985 Escort I once got a 7 year battery at NAPA and it lasted more than 7 years.
 

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Minimum CCA could get you in trouble if you live where it's fugging could. High reserves is always a good thing to look for. You might want to look at an orbital type battery. They kick butt and they will not leak since they are a sealed gel type. Also they are usually lighter.
 

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This is a good point about the cold weather, especially since Saskatchewan winters are just plain nasty.

However, 1000 CCA for a little four banger is just plain excessive. I can't imagine a 1000 CCA battery fitting under the hood of an Escort or why anyone would want this. If we're missing something here, please explain.
 

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highanddry said:
This is a good point about the cold weather, especially since Saskatchewan winters are just plain nasty.

However, 1000 CCA for a little four banger is just plain excessive. I can't imagine a 1000 CCA battery fitting under the hood of an Escort or why anyone would want this. If we're missing something here, please explain.
just fyi he said 700 CCA = about 1000 CA not 1000 CCA.
 
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