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Old 07-07-2017, 06:26 PM   #501
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Great details. Seriously.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:38 PM   #502
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Pretty sure I read that same exact thread where people talked about the a/hr ratings being exaggerated. That worried me as well, but my car is pretty good about parasitic draw. Just checked and it's 3.3 mA....so well within the normal range I think?

I've also gotten used to just not using electronics when the car is off....no radio, lights, charging a phone, etc.

....and yea, I keep reading about the "different chemistry" and stuff. Shorai claims less internal resistance and more "useable" capacity than lead acid.....then there's people saying that's not true....and others just saying "who cares" because they haven't had any issues. For me, it just goes back to lack of real world info and testing. Lots of "he said, she said", that no one can confirm.

That's why I just wanted to try one and figure it out myself.

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Old 08-08-2017, 12:15 AM   #503
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Here's a quick video showing how that little battery starts the car. This was 5-6 days with no start. Not the best way to tell since it fires up so fast, but that's how it was with the old battery.

I'm impressed so far. Even lots of short trips with little or no time in between starts to charge the battery, it still does great. Also, the voltage displayed on the Accessport is about .30-.50 volts lower than a real multimeter shows.

Edit: idk why the video won't embed. I don't post videos much and can't get the links to work right

2001 Subaru Impreza start up with lithium battery - YouTube


Crossed over 185,000 Saturday.




Also on Saturday I made a seat bracket to hold a fire extinguisher. I know it's unnecessary for a street car....but with my bad car luck, questionable battery, lots of splices, and hot turbo stuff...it makes me feel a little better. I'll take it inside when the car sits on super hot days and stuff.

Used velcro tie straps for now. Don't worry, it's not going anywhere and still very easy to release. The thing only weighs 3.5 lbs. The metal straps were slightly too short.....so close that it was annoying.








Also diy'd an equally cheap and lazy radiator shroud. Sharpie and tin snips. This was like 2 weeks ago. I want to re-do it with thicker gauge aluminum. Metal selection sucks around here.




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that shroud looks really good!
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I like that shroud better than the rally-tech one I bought.

I would prefer slightly more coverage left-right and I like how yours extends over the grille.
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also, your engine bay would look killer with a black intercooler and intake mani.
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Engine bay looks killer!
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I'm decently happy with how the shroud turned out. Just need to re-do it with thicker aluminum, but it'll do it's job for now.

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I like how yours extends over the grille.

Yea my original template didn't cover the grill opening, but i changed it last minute and I'm glad I did. Not that it makes a huge difference but might as well cover any gaps I can.


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also, your engine bay would look killer with a black intercooler and intake mani.

I do have a spare wrx mani sitting around I want to clean up and paint. Black is a possibility......or a gold/bronze, or just polished bare aluminum. Red would go well with the car, but it's sooo overdone because Sti.

Intercooler will be changed somewhat soon but probably just to a used Sti one. So it would probably stay bare aluminum. Painting would be pointless because I use the TMIC as a toolbox/work table when working in the bay, so it would get all scratched up.


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Thanks!

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Might be 'rice' but you could do a darker red mani to match the car vs the lighter STi red.
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oooooh...yeah..what chris said! make it srp!!


and i too use the IC as a work tray. against my fin bending judgment..but its just so..convenient.
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