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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Battery Replacement? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Hi, What battery do you recommend for OEM replacement? My instincts are telling me it's about time to replace the ...
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    Battery Replacement?

    Hi,

    What battery do you recommend for OEM replacement? My instincts are telling me it's about time to replace the OEM battery in my '09 V.

    Thanks,
    Jeffrey

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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    ^^^ - Toying with the idea of replacing mine with an Odyssey, fitment code PC1220, when the time comes. Heard good things about them - but not cheap for sure. Anyone have experience with Odyssey batteries?

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    ^depends which ones but you really need some cranking power in some. seems like the stock battery isn't that big so i don't know how much of a weight savings you would get.

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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    I just bought a pc1200m. I have had crappy luck with yellow and red tops in the past. Im putting the pc1200m in my 05v. I have only heard good things about them. I am having a buddy fab a plate so i can attach the battery to it in the stock location.

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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by RapidRob View Post
    ^^^ - Toying with the idea of replacing mine with an Odyssey, fitment code PC1220, when the time comes. Heard good things about them - but not cheap for sure. Anyone have experience with Odyssey batteries?

    Rob
    Hi Rob,

    Is the PC1220's dimensions similar to the stock battery?

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by odla View Post
    I just bought a pc1200m. I have had crappy luck with yellow and red tops in the past. Im putting the pc1200m in my 05v. I have only heard good things about them. I am having a buddy fab a plate son i can attach the battery to it in the stock location.
    Hi,

    Is your '05's stock battery the same as the '09's?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    What are the symptoms? We're going into summer, so as long as it works, I wouldn't worry. My 2009 battery is fine as wine. I'll go with a Farm & Fleet Platinum, $75-ish, 3-year free replacement, and 8? years prorated.

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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    How much does the stock battery weigh and what are some good lighter weight alternatives that still provides decent cranking power on a stock setup?

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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by baabootoo View Post
    What are the symptoms? We're going into summer, so as long as it works, I wouldn't worry. My 2009 battery is fine as wine. I'll go with a Farm & Fleet Platinum, $75-ish, 3-year free replacement, and 8? years prorated.
    Hi,

    Honestly, no symptoms. Merely trying to plan ahead and not be stranded. I just had to replace my '09 Vette's battery and that's what got me thinking.

    I think our zip code differences change our seasonal concerns. I'm in South Texas and going into summer is what worries me.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    They offer a "34" series, with top posts, that has another 120 CCA, which looks like it would fit after I measured mine.

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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by baabootoo View Post
    They offer a "34" series, with top posts, that has another 120 CCA, which looks like it would fit after I measured mine.
    Hi,

    Lost me. Is "they" Farm & Fleet Platinum or Optima?

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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    No i think v1 has different battery. I was just commenting on quality is all. Got it in this weekend and love it!

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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    Great choice. We use Odyssey batteries quite frequently. We love them in the Cadillac Challenge cars because the acid doesn't spill out all over the place like the OEM batteries do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RapidRob View Post
    ^^^ - Toying with the idea of replacing mine with an Odyssey, fitment code PC1220, when the time comes. Heard good things about them - but not cheap for sure. Anyone have experience with Odyssey batteries?

    Rob

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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Hi,

    Yes, that's exactly what I wanted to know!

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    Great choice. We use Odyssey batteries quite frequently. We love them in the Cadillac Challenge cars because the acid doesn't spill out all over the place like the OEM batteries do.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Design
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    Hi,

    Do you consider them better than Optima batteries? If so, why?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Battery Replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    Great choice. We use Odyssey batteries quite frequently. We love them in the Cadillac Challenge cars because the acid doesn't spill out all over the place like the OEM batteries do.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Design
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    Thanks for chiming in Dr. Do you agree that the fitment code PC1220 is the correct one? Also, I heard that oem battery cable connectors are not the right size to fit Odyssey battery terminals - true or not?

    Rob

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