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Post by 70VWKG on Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:28 pm

what size battery should my ghia be running on? the one i hv is dead... it's a group size 42 ( 495 CCA ) ( 615 cranking amp)
should i stick with this size or go with something else?

thx in advance.




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Post by Bugman114 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:03 am

well this prolly won't help you since i have a bug, but i went with a group 49 battery (i believe its a mercedes benz battery), 850CCA/ 950CA, and i couldn't be happier with it. i had to mount it behind the backseat, so i'm not sure how much room you have to mount a battery. i once left my headlights on for over 8 hours, and it started up no problem. i still yanked it out to charge it, but i prolly didn't need to. also i got it from wal-mart. most auto parts stores charge a lot for this battery (over $150), but walmart sells any group sized 3 year battery for $75 i believe, and any 2 year battery for $65. be sure to keep that reciept tho. they won't warrenty shit with out that damn reciept. Laughing
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Post by 70VWKG on Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:42 am

thanks bugman.

i went to Costco and found the closest one in size they had instock.

it is a Group 58 battery (their "Size 8"), 760 CCA & 610 CA. for $53.99
they had one that was sold out with about 810? 850?CCA for $59.99

hopefully i made a good purchase & Scooter will tolerate the boost. Wink
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Post by bakertim2 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:45 am

I believe the Bug uses a group 42 Battery. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post by ASBug on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:06 pm


Moot point, the ghia has ALOT more space for the battery...
Get the biggest one you can to fit in there.
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Post by Bugman114 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:38 pm

its not going to hurt anything having a larger battery. the battery simply has more amps (which is capacity). its not going to short anything, unless your cables aren't up to par (but in that case, it would cause problems with a small stock battery anyway, lol). I've never had a ghia, but i believe the battery is located next to the motor, correct? if thats the case, then yeah, i'd imagine you could fit a 49 no problem, and not have to relocate it like i had to do with my bug, lol Laughing
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Post by DiggerD on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:03 pm

Bugman114 wrote:its not going to hurt anything having a larger battery. the battery simply has more amps (which is capacity). its not going to short anything, unless your cables aren't up to par (but in that case, it would cause problems with a small stock battery anyway, lol). I've never had a ghia, but i believe the battery is located next to the motor, correct? if thats the case, then yeah, i'd imagine you could fit a 49 no problem, and not have to relocate it like i had to do with my bug, lol Laughing

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Post by vwkultur on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:17 pm

Let the games begin! lol! Twisted Evil
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Post by Bugman114 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:26 pm




well, i was right the whole time tho, so you can go to hell Laughing lol. but for gods sake, lets not ruin another thread geek
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Post by bakertim2 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:32 pm

Now now boys, let's behave...lol
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Post by Bugman114 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:12 pm

t(-_-t)

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Post by camch on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:18 pm

Bugman114 wrote:


well, i was right the whole time tho, so you can go to hell Laughing lol. but for gods sake, lets not ruin another thread geek


you kinding right
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Post by 70VWKG on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:09 pm

thanks for ALL the great help kids. Suspect


didn't ck to make sure the + terminal was on the left side and the cables are too short to reach no matter now i place the battery. Rolling Eyes grrrr.
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Post by camch on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:56 pm

glad you got it complete
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Post by Bugman114 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:46 pm

camch wrote:
Bugman114 wrote:


well, i was right the whole time tho, so you can go to hell Laughing lol. but for gods sake, lets not ruin another thread geek


you kinding right

thats what the " Laughing " was for, lol. someone needs to invent a scarcasm font, would make things so much easier drunken
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