I have pretty much decided against using AGM batteries like I wanted to when I started out. LiFePO4 batteries are getting pretty good and prices are dropping so I am thinking by next summer they will be pretty good priced. So for now I just need something to see how things will go. These batteries are from Wal-Mart. they are not the best batteries out there but for the price they canâ€™t be beat. They are EverStart Maxx Marine deep cycle/starting batteries rated at 125A @ 20hrs. They will probably be a lot less at higher currents. I guess I will find out soon.
I picked up four of them today. I will get the last two when they get some more in stock. they are around $70 each. When I got them home I took them out to see where I can fit them. It looks like I will lose a good bit of trunk space but at least not all of it. I can fit four of them in the trunk easily between the tires so they donâ€™t mess with the handling that bad hopefully. The other two will have to go behind the seats either inside or under the floor. If I put them inside I will just use the standard battery boxes to hold them. With the 4 batteries in the trunk and some weight where the other two would be the rear of the car sat one inch lower so that isnâ€™t that bad. These batteries are just under 60lbs each. If I put some stock uncut springs in the back it should sit about where it was before adding the batteries so it seems like this setup will work out ok.