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Old May 5th, 2011, 09:09 PM
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Largest Odyssey battery for disco1?

Anyone know?
It doesn't look like a PC2150 is going to fit.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Jack, I have the Diehard version of the 2150 in my D1. Had to do a little bending of the a/c lines, but it fit. It's pretty tight though.

Seems there was a thread on Dweb talking about this. Im pretty sure it was Chapman that had a picture if his setup, and I based my decision off that. I had the same concerns you did.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 12:53 PM
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Damn, really?
That's great.
I'd like to run the same battery.

My old set-up had Optima yellow tops in each corner which was great for weight distribution, but I would now prefer an Odyssey and one big battery rather than two.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Damn, really?
That's great.
I'd like to run the same battery.

My old set-up had Optima yellow tops in each corner which was great for weight distribution, but I would now prefer an Odyssey and one big battery rather than two.
I will try and get you a pic today. It is very tight though.

I do have the Tdi in my D1, but the battery tray and that corner didn't change. Still uses the same a/c lines as the v8.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 01:15 PM
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... but I would now prefer {snip} one big battery rather than two.

Out of curiosity, why the change in preference?
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Old May 6th, 2011, 02:46 PM
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Wasn't me. I have the Die Hard PM-2, which is equivalent to the Odyssey PC-1500 not the PC-2150. The PM-2 is a Group 34 battery and the PM-1 is a Group 31 which is much larger.

With that said, I think it's possible to fit a Odyssey PC-2150 or Die Hard PM-1 in the 1998+ Discovery. But this would require getting creative with the A/C lines and the radiator support on the passenger side.

One other option is to get the ECU remote location kit, install a Defender washer bottle in place of the battery, and install your new battery where the washer bottle was with a custom bracket/box. Sounds ghetto to me, but it could work if you wanted that battery like a fat kid wants a candy bar.

I have found the PM-2 to be sufficient, though. If not, there is always the jump-box.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Wasn't me. I have the Die Hard PM-2, which is equivalent to the Odyssey PC-1500 not the PC-2150. The PM-2 is a Group 34 battery and the PM-1 is a Group 31 which is much larger.

With that said, I think it's possible to fit a Odyssey PC-2150 or Die Hard PM-1 in the 1998+ Discovery. But this would require getting creative with the A/C lines and the radiator support on the passenger side.

One other option is to get the ECU remote location kit, install a Defender washer bottle in place of the battery, and install your new battery where the washer bottle was with a custom bracket/box. Sounds ghetto to me, but it could work if you wanted that battery like a fat kid wants a candy bar.

I have found the PM-2 to be sufficient, though. If not, there is always the jump-box.

I stand corrected. It was your picture I was thinking if, just the wrong battery. This was the pic you sent me.


The PM1 fits fine albeit a little tight. I dont know if the radiator supports are different with the three hundy vs the v8. Perhaps that is why mine fit easier.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 03:19 PM
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Out of curiosity, why the change in preference?

Well I've always run two batteries in parallel as I don't go in for isolators and one big battery tends to behave even better. It's hard to get two batteries to live in true harmony and the PC2150 is such a beast it's better than even two lesser batteries put together.
I've been really happy with it in the 110.

And like you know, I'm a believer in jump boxes.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 04:05 PM
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And like you know, I'm a believer in jump boxes.

I learned from you to always have one around.
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Old May 12th, 2011, 01:49 PM
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....but I would now prefer an Odyssey and one big battery rather than two.

Are you sure about that?
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Old May 15th, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Here are two photos. Please excuse the horrible Blackberry pics and the filthy engine bay.



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Old May 17th, 2011, 04:07 PM
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Are you sure about that?

Yeah.
Did you have me confused with Rick?
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Old May 18th, 2011, 07:12 PM
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Yeah.
Did you have me confused with Rick?

Oh yeah, I forgot you have that self-healing alternator. You should be fine with a single battery.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 06:05 PM
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Not sure where to post this...

This is the smaller XP-3 that John has recently added to inventory (he also has the XP-1):



Charge your iPhone then start your truck!
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Old October 9th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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That's the smaller XP-3.

XP-1 on top and XP-3 on bottom:


It's crazy, isn't it? Imagine jump-starting your truck with something about the size of a phone.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Ooops! I made the correction.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 07:07 PM
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What's fucked up is Chad, owner of Antigravity, is a die-hard made in the USA freak. He says he supports made in the USA products and even mentions it on his website, facebook, and by labeling his batteries with the made in the USA sticker. Here is what it reads on the Anti-Gravity website.

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When you purchase Antigravity Batteries Products you are getting the highest quality available, a product built and designed here in the USA. From everyday use to world class racing use we do not cut corners or use inferior battery cells in order to make a less expensive product.

Funny thing is the made in the USA label is missing on these jump packs. That does not mean it's a bad product or anything. I think its a sweet thing to have. It just means this Chad guy is a douche bag. He's sold out already. He's not as Mr. Made In The USA as he thought. I hate supporting douche bags.
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 05:36 PM
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What are you guys using to keep Odyssey batteries charged? I don't use my truck as much in the rainy season and the battery has been low a few times. Odyssey says that you should only use their chargers. I have a Battery Tender but I'm not sure if that would roast the Odyssey.
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 09:32 PM
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What are you guys using to keep Odyssey batteries charged? I don't use my truck as much in the rainy season and the battery has been low a few times. Odyssey says that you should only use their chargers. I have a Battery Tender but I'm not sure if that would roast the Odyssey.

I've had this one installed in the Classic for years and the Odysseys are still good. It's often plugged in for weeks and just cycles on and off as required.

http://www.batterytender.com/Charger...us-12V-5A.html
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