lightweight batteries for drag racing jets??????
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 14 of 36

Thread:
lightweight batteries for drag racing jets??????

  1. #1
    Senior Member badbug3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,016

    Default lightweight batteries for drag racing jets??????

    What lightweight battery are the serious jet drag racers using to crank their engines?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,400

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badbug3 View Post
    What lightweight battery are the serious jet drag racers using to crank their engines?
    I've used a 11.5 lb braille...worked great, cranked over a 604in pontiac at 15:1

  4. #3
    Senior Member macboat22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    103

    Default

    I use a interstate MT-75. Works great.
    Tool Bag Racing

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Senior Member EVILFORCE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,180

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by macboat22 View Post
    I use a interstate MT-75. Works great.
    That is not light weight.
    No Fool Like A Old Fool is there?

  7. #5
    Sophomore Member UltraRS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Riverside/B.R.
    Posts
    80

    Default

    Is there really such a thing as a 12v battery that has the juice to crank over high comp. engines and still be light weight?? I never thought those two qualities could co-exist in a battery.

  8. #6
    Senior Member EVILFORCE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,180

    Default

    I am playing with one of these right now. Still not real lite. Can get them that would start a Locomotive if you want to spend the bucks. Braille Endurance Batteries, Braille Endurance Car Battery
    No Fool Like A Old Fool is there?

  9. #7
    Sophomore Member UltraRS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Riverside/B.R.
    Posts
    80

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EVILFORCE View Post
    I am playing with one of these right now. Still not real lite. Can get them that would start a Locomotive if you want to spend the bucks. Braille Endurance Batteries, Braille Endurance Car Battery
    If those are the weights you're all lookin at, then you can give one of these a try. Nice stuff. Not cheap. I'm using two at this time. PC925 and PC1200 look like they'd do the job well.
    ODYSSEY Batteries - Official Manufacturer's Site
    Last edited by UltraRS; 06-14-2011 at 08:53 PM.

  10. #8
    Member Arch Stanton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Escondido
    Posts
    92

    Default

    we have a 6 lb lithium battery from braille battery that starts a 11 to 1 LS7 cost 1500.00 if every pound counts and just bought 3 of there 21 pound AGM batteries for the cruiser to start it and run the stereo give it a year or two and i can tell you how it works out

  11. #9
    i'm back!! 1QuickCP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    687

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraRS View Post
    If those are the weights you're all lookin at, then you can give one of these a try. Nice stuff. Not cheap. I'm using two at this time. PC925 and PC1200 look like they'd do the job well.
    ODYSSEY Batteries - Official Manufacturer's Site

    tried the odyssey 625, not enough, the 925 is marginal but has never failed to start, I suspect the 1200 would be perfect.

  12. #10
    B1 Racing cs19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,523

    Default

    I see alot of Braille batteries lately, size of jetskii batterys. Iam not a fan of those, nothing worse than something that wont fire. Seen one that the voltage gets way low towards the end of a run when using nitrous.

    I like the Odyssey PC925

  13. #11
    Senior Member bigblock68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    269

    Default

    pc925 works great

  14. #12
    TRG
    TRG is offline
    Senior Member TRG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    5,717

    Default

    My 925 has never let me down to date.

  15. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sacramento area
    Posts
    1,132

    Default

    I ran a garden tractor battery. I think it was 325cca. Got it from wally world, think it was $39.00. Worked great for a pump gas deal. It didn't run anything but the bildge without the engine on. Alt ran everything after startup.
    Be safe, schick
    Half the people in the world are below average.

  16. #14
    B1 Racing cs19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,523

    Default

    Had a discussion with a customer today about batteries for his drag/river boat. My feeling is to get something fairly light but stay away from these jetskii size batteries, they dont have the reserve capacity IMO. You can find the weight saving somewhere else and have a boat that starts instead. Nothing worse than getting towed off the course cause your battery isnt good.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Tags for this Thread

Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95