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Had to get a replacement battery in a hurry today for my 2003 IS 300 Sportcross, so went on-line.
Eurocarparts website was easy to use and had a tasty discount offer. They had a choice of 2 so I selected the more expensive one with 70Ah, CCA 540A, rating and ordered it 'click and collect'. £67.40 inc vat and 3 year g'tee which I didn't think was bad.
Now I've got it home I can see it doesn't fit the battery tray properly. The base area is too big to fit deep in the tray so it sits quite high. Also, the new battery is 10mm taller than my knackered battery. As a result, the standard battery clamp won't fit (the rods aren't long enough) and the terminals are worryingly close to the closed bonnet.
Is this a common issue?
Is there a work around or will I have to return it to eurocarparts?
Is there a generally recommended/ easily available battery that fits?
Thanks in advance for your replies!
So her RX sport needs a set of fronts (235/55/19). The Avon ZX7 and the Goodyear Wrangler HP All Seasons caught my eye. Anyone have experience of these? Any preference? She does about 10k a year mainly around town but didn't want to end up being stuck in 1cm of snow IF the winter weather ever came ;)
By J Henderson
Having a much-needed clearout. Collection from EH51, or can arrange postage at buyer's expense.
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