Phantom Posted February 27, 2015 Share Posted February 27, 2015 I was just reading a discussion of Braille vs other batteries and it got me curious. I went to the good ol' inter web and looked them both up. Bottom line is that for the LS1 in my Z the two different batteries are within about $10 of each other. At Summit Racing a Braille B2317R is $200 and an Optima 8004-003 34/78 REDTOP is $215. Not going to get into how long they last. I have the Redtop Optima in my Z and it has been performing wonderfully for me for about 10 years now. I throw it on a battery tender in the fall and then just fire it up and drive it once the snows are over. This year I haven't even done that due to the mild winter. I put 1,500-2,500 miles per year on the car now vs the 8,000 I used to put on it but time is more of an enemy to the battery than miles. Yes, I know you can get a great lead-acid battery for half the price of these batteries but when was the last time you had a battery last 10 years? When it finally does die I'm going to opt for the Braille. Price will be close to the optima and I'm always up for losing a little weight. Just thought I'd throw some thoughts out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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