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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 12:24 AM
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Now as far as the factory 12V battery goes, I am possibly going to upgrade mine to something with a higer CCA and amp hours so it runs my system better. But for now, I have not killed it yet with my stereo running for an hour at several car shows.

Just a little FYI, in case you didn't know. A higher CCA rated battery is not the ideal qualifier for a 12v battery in our case. CCA refers to Cold Cranking Amps. Your CR-Z battery is seldom (if ever) used for cold cranking. CCA batteries have many thin plates in the cell are designed for short bursts of high current. CCA batteries are the most popular for cars because most cars use the battery for cranking, then everything is run off of the alternator.

What the CR-Z needs is whats called a Deep Cycle battery. This would be something like a trolling motor battery. It is more capable of providing long term use of 12v such as lights and stereos. A deep cycle battery will have fewer but thicker plates per cell. It stores a huge amount of power but is not designed to give up all the power in short bursts.

Since this is a relatively new car with a small battery compartment, there will not be a lot of battery options available. I'm not even sure what the deep cycle options are out there that will shoe-horn into that small area.

You can spend your money how you want, but paying extra for more CCAs isn't helping the car. The money might be wiser spent on better manufacturer quality, warranty, or if you can find it, a deep cycle battery.
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^Also, down in the South high CCA batteries are not recommended, because they can't survive the constant heat, and the high cold cranking amps aren't needed.
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very informative... never idling any car now!
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thank god i read this!

gonna go share it with the world now! haha!
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Wow bizzybear what an amazing thread ! Thanks for all the info, well done ! I have read it like 4 times now ! LOL .
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Just a little FYI, in case you didn't know. A higher CCA rated battery is not the ideal qualifier for a 12v battery in our case. CCA refers to Cold Cranking Amps. Your CR-Z battery is seldom (if ever) used for cold cranking. CCA batteries have many thin plates in the cell are designed for short bursts of high current. CCA batteries are the most popular for cars because most cars use the battery for cranking, then everything is run off of the alternator.

What the CR-Z needs is whats called a Deep Cycle battery. This would be something like a trolling motor battery. It is more capable of providing long term use of 12v such as lights and stereos. A deep cycle battery will have fewer but thicker plates per cell. It stores a huge amount of power but is not designed to give up all the power in short bursts.

Since this is a relatively new car with a small battery compartment, there will not be a lot of battery options available. I'm not even sure what the deep cycle options are out there that will shoe-horn into that small area.

You can spend your money how you want, but paying extra for more CCAs isn't helping the car. The money might be wiser spent on better manufacturer quality, warranty, or if you can find it, a deep cycle battery.
quick question.... so is the battery that comes with the car from factory a deep cycle battery?
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I actually think I'm having a lot of issues with my crz 2011 ima. My car keeps breaking down on me all my lights come on car shakes violently and my rpms shoot up to 7 than back down to normal and when I hit the gas it's sluggish as in I'll be going 12mph and my rpms read 6. Honda says nothing's wrong with my car...
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I actually think I'm having a lot of issues with my crz 2011 ima. My car keeps breaking down on me all my lights come on car shakes violently and my rpms shoot up to 7 than back down to normal and when I hit the gas it's sluggish as in I'll be going 12mph and my rpms read 6. Honda says nothing's wrong with my car...
random first post... not sure it's the best place for an answer either...

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I can't help but wonder why there is a start position for the key. Seems to me that turn the key to on, press the brake, shift to drive, let out the brake, engine start and you are on your way. Why start?
Maintenance was my only other thought. My Odyssey has a key slot near the gear shift to take it out of park.
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post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 04:17 PM
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Nice read. Would love to read the 2013 update. Has 130hp and lithium ion batteries. I think the battery pack is bigger too. They took out the spare tire.

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how do i tell if my CRZ is a DC brushless motor - MF6 Model?


all i know is its LEA 6 speed manual. ?

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