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      11-04-2008, 03:21 AM   #1
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HP Autowerks, Inc. - Light weight Braille battery and custom moutning kit

For those interested in a lightweight Braille racing battery and mounting plate set-up that will be a very easy bolt-in to your E36/46/9x chassis BMW's, the wait is over. Battery and mount will be ready for ordering by the end of this week!

Mounting plate will be a light weight aluminum, which will fit with either of the 11.5, 15 or 21 lbs Braille lightweight racing battery. Weight savings is as much as 41 lbs when compared to a stock size BMW battery.

As for the battery, there are a few choices:

SKU: B3121
Weight: 21 lbs

At 21 pounds the Braille B3121 offers over 1300 pulse cranking amps with 550 cold cranking amps, 31 amp/HR reserve capcity, but still weighs 50% less than its closest competitor. Perfect for Audio Systems, Extreme Motors, and Premium Luxury Vehicles! More details...
Price: $241.99

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SKU: B2015
Weight: 15 lbs

The Spec B2015 is also perfect for daily street use, even in colder climates. Braille developed the B2015 to excel at racing and to easily power street vehicles equipped with A/C, stereos and power accessories. 1067 pulse cranking amps, 425 cold cranking amps and 20amp/HR reserve capacity. More details...
Price: $209.99
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SKU: B14115
Weight: 11 lbs 8 ozs

The battery that started the revolution – The B14115 is the most popular lightweight automotive specific battery on the market today! With a weight of only 11.5 pounds and plenty of power to start V-8 engines, see why racers and car designers demand this battery. More details...
Price: $178.49

For the E9X with so many electrical consumers, we recommend either the 15 or the 21 lb battery.

Note: Some vehicles must go through "Battery Replacement Registration" in order for the charging system to charge the battery properly.

Order your Braille light weight battery and custom mount here:

http://www.hpashop.com/product.sc?ca...0&productId=45


For more information on Braille batteries, please visit:

http://braillebattery.com/index.php/


Have a look here for the 80+ lb weight saving option for your E90/92:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160615
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      11-04-2008, 03:26 AM   #2
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There is no GB on this one, but in order to get you the light weight battery mounts and the light weight battery of choice as soon as possible, we would like to know which light weight Braille battery you would like to purchase before the official ordering takes place.

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      11-07-2008, 02:50 AM   #4
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Kits are ready to ship!
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      11-10-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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To answer some of your questions, only the 15 or 21 lb battery are recommended for the 335i.
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Out of curiosity, if both are recommended, under what circumstances would one choose the 21 pounder over the the 15?
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Pm me price shipped to 91335 with mount kit.
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Out of curiosity, if both are recommended, under what circumstances would one choose the 21 pounder over the the 15?
If you have a bunch of electronic goodies that draw power from your car.
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Pm me price shipped to 91335 with mount kit.
There is not a better price through PM.

Prices are already posted in the original post, please read before you post.

You can also view prices and order here:

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If you have a bunch of electronic goodies that draw power from your car.
That is correct!
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That is correct!

How many goodies can one have before needing to upsize? I can see needing a bigger battery for an big ICE setups or something, but let's say a garmin & maybe a radar detector?

Also, what if I'm in a 'colder climate' like chicago?
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How many goodies can one have before needing to upsize? I can see needing a bigger battery for an big ICE setups or something, but let's say a garmin & maybe a radar detector?

Also, what if I'm in a 'colder climate' like chicago?
If you live in colder climates, I would recommend the 21 lb battery. I hate to have you find out after purchasing the 15 lb, but what you really need is the 21 lb battery.

That been said, how often do you drive your car?

If you drive it daily, 15 lb is actually okay. If you let your car sit for 5 to 7 days at a time, get the 21 lb.
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I've asked this before and never got an answer: If the car's a daily driver, why wouldn't the 11.5 lb battery be sufficient?

From what I understand and addressing an earlier post in this thread, unless you're running your electronics with the engine off, the chief purpose of the battery is to start the engine. The alternator should provide more than enough output from that point as that's necessary in order maintain the charge of the battery, so the size shouldn't be an issue. Size, however, would be a consideration if the cranking amps are insufficient or you need greater reserve capacity. But, if the 11.5 lb battery can turn the engine over, I fail to see the rationale. For colder climes, I might make a case for it. Again, perhaps I'm misguided.
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I've asked this before and never got an answer: If the car's a daily driver, why wouldn't the 11.5 lb battery be sufficient?

From what I understand and addressing an earlier post in this thread, unless you're running your electronics with the engine off, the chief purpose of the battery is to start the engine. The alternator should provide more than enough output from that point as that's necessary in order maintain the charge of the battery, so the size shouldn't be an issue. Size, however, would be a consideration if the cranking amps are insufficient or you need greater reserve capacity. But, if the 11.5 lb battery can turn the engine over, I fail to see the rationale. For colder climes, I might make a case for it. Again, perhaps I'm misguided.

With the 11.5 lb battery you are on the boarder line with cranking amps, especially if your vehicle sits for a day or two.

There are electric consumers even with the engine off, around 40-50 mA maybe more.

In addition, you will need to modify the positive terminal a little bit for it to fit. The 15 and 21 will drop right in.
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Battery with mounting kits are ready to ship!
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This will make a nice Xmas gift for someone!
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