What's the largest battery you can fit under the rear seat?

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What's the largest battery you can fit under the rear seat?

Post by sparkywig » 1st March 2020 - 1:52pm

Largest as in, dimensions and Cold Cranking Amperes?
Or has anybody fitted a pair of batteries either side of the tunnel in parallel?

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Re: What's the largest battery you can fit under the rear seat?

Post by Aaronslimvw » 9th March 2020 - 10:19pm

Would love to know this too as the one i have takes a hammering with air ride bits etc

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Re: What's the largest battery you can fit under the rear seat?

Post by muddy » 11th March 2020 - 7:42pm

Yep me see my build thread. Used a split charger too. Use it for stereo and air ride
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Re: What's the largest battery you can fit under the rear seat?

Post by muddy » 12th March 2020 - 3:16pm

I’ll have a look to see what battery type I fitted.
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Re: What's the largest battery you can fit under the rear seat?

Post by broady_6 » 18th March 2020 - 3:36pm

Funny you should ask. I was using this recently to find a battery for a car which was proving difficult.

https://www.puretyre.co.uk/car-battery- ... ion-chart/

So std fit 063 45ah and 380CCA If you are using original clamps then really the width is pretty limited to the original 175mm. You may get away with a couple more mm. Without getting under there and measuring the floor space to be certain i dont know but length wise 225mm may fit. And height can come up a bit with proper terminal covers fitted.

A 111 might just go in and would be a big capacity increase. I hope that helps
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Re: What's the largest battery you can fit under the rear seat?

Post by sparkywig » 18th March 2020 - 4:50pm

:thumbsup:

I have no battery holddowns on my floorpans, so I can go a little larger than stock. I'll need to measure the actual flat surface to get a base size.

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