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Can I use a 51 battery case instead of a 35?


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JojoRiver11
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Jul 19, 2021, 11:50 AM

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Can I use a 51 battery case instead of a 35? Sign In

I have a 2003 Matrix XRS and the battery is hooped. It calls for a 35 case size and cold crank of 600.

Someone just offered me a free everstart maxx- 51n which only has a cold crank of 500.

Can I use it?
I tried googling the info and 90% of the results were adverts for batteries.


Hammer Time
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Jul 19, 2021, 12:01 PM

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Re: Can I use a 51 battery case instead of a 35? Sign In

The manufacturer said it requires 600 CCA for the electrical load the car was engineered with. You can go higher but you should never go lower. Besides, the dimensions for the case are different and the posts are reversed.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 19, 2021, 12:21 PM

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Re: Can I use a 51 battery case instead of a 35? Sign In

If size CAN fit without making serious problems AND by chance POS OE cable will reach put in the other way as Hammer just said posts are reversed you'll need extra wire. If you (a 2003 car) want to lengthen just the NEG cable with a really good splice I just might if you already know you are due for one anyway!
Test that new one AFTER you trickle charge it up not fast charge. Test (parts outlets do this AYOR on a real test) go for it.
Not crazy about that brand only because of where they sell those new I have doubts they are handled properly. Dropped or all tipped over just isn't cool with any - chance are folks handling them there are not into it at all isn't their fault just would really know,


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