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360 replacement battery

Discussion in '360/430' started by johnbob, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
    124
    Oklahoma
    Looking for feedback from anyone who has replaced the original battery in thier 360 as to the battery type/size designation as the local part store does not have a listing for the 360 (imagine that). I looked all over the FIAMM battery and did not see a type or size designation other than capacity ratings.
    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. t88power

    t88power Formula 3

    Feb 19, 2001
    2,396
    Puerto Rico
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    Ernesto
    I took my 360 to the local Pep Boys (or Western Auto) and they had no problems finding a new battery. I have had no battery charging / draining problems after the switching out the FIAMM OEM battery. A definite improvement.

    Sorry I dont have the specs of the battery. If you really need them I can open up the panel and get the numbers.

    Ernesto
     
  3. Enzo

    Enzo F1 Rookie

    Feb 14, 2002
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    Pat Pasqualini
    A good aftermarket battery would be a Optima (sp) they are a sealed battery. Around 100-150 I think. I'm sure more people will chime in with their suggestions. You might want to do a search.
     
  4. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

    Aug 4, 2001
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    Willis H
    I still have the original battery in the car. Power drain was never a problem for me.

    Optima seems to be the preferred battery from various discussions on FChat.
     
  5. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
    124
    Oklahoma
    I am very interested in the optima but from what I can tell they only come in one physical size. I would greatly appreciate a part number and source for the optima from someone who has used them in the 360 sucessfully.
     
  6. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

    Sep 24, 2002
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    Joseph
    If I know Ferrari they probably put some weird connector on it so it would cost $1800 for a battery.
     
  7. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    6,368
    My F355 is using an Optima Red Top
     
  8. tubeguy

    tubeguy Formula 3

    May 21, 2003
    1,034
    Upland California
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    Kevin Deal
    So what is the Optima part number that can be used? They are made by Johnson Controls. I don't want to go through and measure mine and all that crap if I can avoid it.
     
  9. shelbee

    shelbee Guest

    Got my 550's OEM battery replaced with Optima. They are the best sealed battery out there.
     
  10. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
    Owner Lifetime Rossa

    Jun 25, 2003
    4,250
    Himalayas
    anyone know the optima red top battery part # that fits into the 360?
     

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