I am looking at ditching my heavy a** Motorcraft battery. It has been the original since 2001 and still does it's job.
The stock battery weighs in at 45 lbs.
The aftermarket BRAILLE battery, with very similar power/output/CAA/Amps etc weighs in at 21 lbs. Less weight in the front = better weight transfer at track = quicker times. The real reason I want to swap is well, the stock is nearing it's end I'm sure and the fact that I am adding an aftermarket hood that weighs an extra 20 lbs makes me want to lose that same weight in the front elsewhere to break even.
The Braille battery = 190 CDN + 110 Shipping
MotorCraft = 90 CDN
Deka = 120 CDN + 40 Shipping
Here's my thing....the DEKA battery has nearly the EXACT same specs as the Braille, I'm talking everything, even looks identical, the only difference is the Braille has a fancier cosmetic package.
I did some research and it looks like Deka does supply Braille.
SO if the Deka is in fact an identical battery for much less, I will go that route and just make it look pretty.
My question is, has anyone ever had any experience with either of the two brands?
Know where to get these locally?
My truck does get stored in the winter but does see about 10k from spring-fall.
I have no hitch, spare tire, winch, and I am lowered (not tow truck friendly), so getting stranded on the road due to a new battery would really be quite the ball buster.
It's all about the boost!