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Quick Battery Question!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5XLR8R, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. K5XLR8R

    K5XLR8R 1/2 ton status

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    The battery currently in my rig is 630 CCA
    I have a spare one with 875 CCA.....Would there be any advantagages/dis advantages to swapping the bigger battery in?? Is this a bad Idea and will i have to change anything like plug wires/ignition etc??? thanks!!
    Kordan

    Yep!! It's definatly a jEEP thing...So, what your excuse???
     
  2. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yes, Bigger is always better. Isn't that why we all own Blazers?
    No, you don't need to chage anything to use a higher CCA battery as long as it fits the space.

    [​IMG]<font color=red>[/b]"Rid'in HigH in my K5"[​IMG]
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  3. CaptCrunch

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    The only real downside to a higher CCA battery is generally they hold less overall power... so basically they usually say for a vehicle w/ lots of accessories like offroad lights, aftermarket stereos, amps, etc etc. you need to use a battery that has enough CCA's to get the job done, but not enough to be overkill and hurt overall power. I didn't check your profile, but I really don't see the need for a 800+ CCA battery if you are in the southern states or anywhere it doesn't get real cold in the winter. No changes are needed if you do swap.... another thing to look at is name brand.... not all brands are equal. A Kmart battery usually isn't as good or will last as long as a AC Delco or Interstate.

    -Mikey
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  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    As has been mentioned, unless you are having problems, keep the stock battery size. Won't really hurt to go bigger, but if its not necessary, there is no reason to.

    Short semi related story. Was broke, bought a no-name, no CCA listed battery for my car. Wouldn't even crank the motor over. Bought a name brand (prolly exide) and had no problems. Get what you pay for in most cases.

    Dorian
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    No anti-theft measures on your truck? No pity when its stolen
     

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