When I saw the large battery in this car I was actually impressed.
Most new autos come with barely adequate batteries these days, even trucks. The large capacity increases reliability of the vehicle overall.
With all the cost cutting measures built into this car I believe Mitsu engineers sidestepped the weight/cost saving here for a reason.
They're smarter than me (likely you as well) in these matters and for the extra peace of mind I'll sidestep this mod or any other that reduces reliability. The same reason I don't throw out the spare tire and toss a plug kit under the hatch to save a couple pounds.
The battery does far more than just start the car.
Seriously, why not go a little further and save the remaining 8.27 lbs (yes, check your math) and remove the battery completely along with the tray, cable ends etc. and just start the car with one of those pocket sized batteries that plug into the 12v socket? Right? Once started you can run solely off the alternator, even recharge your pocket battery for the next start.
Just think of the savings...
Don't get all offended. I'm just an old Canadian who replaces his dead/worn out batteries with better ones because I hate walking when I paid for a car.
Last edited by IchabodCrane; 11-09-2018 at 02:24 PM.
Will weld for beer.
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