Best Battery for the Defender??? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old February 8th, 2012, 01:49 PM
johndoe007's Avatar
johndoe007
Status: Offline
Patrick
1997 D90 ST #1615
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Outside NYC
Posts: 139
Registry
Best Battery for the Defender???

I need a new battery and am wondering if I can go bigger? My truck is very stock, but was wondering if people are using more power than just the suggested battery. I am not planning on going to a dual set up at this time.

Any of your thoughts on this are much appreciated.
__________________
1997 D90 ST #1615
I have not been asked once if my 90 was a Jeep after I installed my new decal!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old February 8th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Naplm00
Status: Offline
Matthew
1983 110 200tdi 3 door soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,870
Opinion:

Biggest baddest single battery you can buy that will fit in the stock battery box is the Sears diehard platinum PM-1 marine battery.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02850131000P'



you will need to make a new hold down,.

I chose the marine one because it has the very convenient lugs and threaded terminals.

The only downside is that the comparable group 34 diehard platinum has a better warranty but is smaller in size and this thing weighs 75 lb
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 8th, 2012, 03:53 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Whatever was speced in the bosch P38a fits and keep in mind the stock battery was pretty huge too (just slightly smaller).
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old February 8th, 2012, 04:42 PM
johndoe007's Avatar
johndoe007
Status: Offline
Patrick
1997 D90 ST #1615
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Outside NYC
Posts: 139
Registry
I like the marine battery idea, maybe my slow drain won't eat this battery as fast. And its in stock less than 30 miles from my house. How did you handle the tie down or do you just try not to hit speed bumps at 70mph?
__________________
1997 D90 ST #1615
I have not been asked once if my 90 was a Jeep after I installed my new decal!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 8th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Naplm00
Status: Offline
Matthew
1983 110 200tdi 3 door soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,870
I drilled 2 holes in a piece of steel bar I bought while i was at sears, then i used a 5 dollar battery hold down L bolt kit, drilled new holes in the base of the battery tray and snugged it up.


http://www.amazon.com/Westward-1EFZ8...sim_sbs_auto_7


in my truck the battery was almost touching the bottom of the seat base so it would have def shorted out if something wasn't done
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 8th, 2012, 05:00 PM
johndoe007's Avatar
johndoe007
Status: Offline
Patrick
1997 D90 ST #1615
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Outside NYC
Posts: 139
Registry
Were you able to use the stock battery compartment metal slide cover with this battery? or did you need the extra room and have to remove it?
__________________
1997 D90 ST #1615
I have not been asked once if my 90 was a Jeep after I installed my new decal!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 8th, 2012, 05:03 PM
woldd90's Avatar
woldd90
Status: Offline
Scott
1997 D90 ST #1444
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,329
Odyssey, Die Hard and I have had great luck with Optima or Excide gel cell. If you truck sits alot, pick up a $20 Craftsman battery tender, it comes with 3 different attachments. One you can connect to the battery and leave the dongle hanging out, so it is easy to connect.
__________________
Scott

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 8th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Naplm00
Status: Offline
Matthew
1983 110 200tdi 3 door soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,870
Quote:
Originally Posted by johndoe007 View Post
Were you able to use the stock battery compartment metal slide cover with this battery? or did you need the extra room and have to remove it?
it just fits with the stock cover, about 2in of clearance
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
battery

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
94 NAS Defender 90-P.O.E.(Port of Entry) 1 of 65 made! on EBAY SeanD-90 Misc. Chit-Chat 29 May 27th, 2017 08:14 AM
Battery Box Redux chris snell Smaller Projects 31 January 9th, 2016 03:34 PM
Galvanized Defender Battery Box & Tool Box James Pierce For Sale - Parts 9 September 3rd, 2010 10:23 AM
Best battery for Defender? wicks Defender Technical Discussions 22 August 11th, 2008 03:48 PM
Another "My Defender won't start" question MiniGuy Defender Technical Discussions 4 December 28th, 2005 12:51 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 PM.


Copyright