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Feejer posted 03-11-2008 06:27 AM ET (US)   Profile for Feejer   Send Email to Feejer  
I'm in need of a new battery and was wondering if anyone new if a Group 31 battery would fit in the factory battery box in my 2005 170?
Jordi posted 03-11-2008 06:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jordi    
Feedjer--Group 24 are small in comparison to Group 31, 31 will not fit in the battery box originally equipped on your 170. If you come across some good 24 let us know. I would like to find some AGM's 24 that fit the box.
Jordi
Feejer posted 03-11-2008 07:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Thanks, I thought the 31's were only about an inch longer, their seemed to be a fair amount of play in the box if I recall correctly. For the price of the AGM I think I'm going to pass.
Bella con23 posted 03-11-2008 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Feejer - I installed a group 31 battery in my Conquest last year and did in fact need to alter the battery mount. A group 24 battery is 10-1/4" long and the group 31 is 13" even. The width is the same for both.

Not a big deal for my installation as there is plenty of room. The problem was after I split the existing mount, the hold-down would not make it across the top. I screwed down two canvas strap type hold-downs and strapped the battery down to them.

Joe

jimh posted 03-11-2008 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
For information on battery sizes according to their GROUP, I usually refer to this excellent collection of data:

http://www.rtpnet.org/~teaa/bcigroup.html

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