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Old 11-25-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default HID'* Need to Upgrade Battery?

I have a Interstate MT-75 Series Battery in my '92 Bonnie yet, I am about to install an HID kit should I upgrade the battery to something with more CCA'*? (I.E. Interstate MTP-75)

To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade thats the question!!
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Well the battery only really matters when it comes to starting the vehicle and if you are close to maxing out the altenator'* output.

I should know this as we install Interstate batteries at my shop, but whats the CCA rating of the MT75 your using?? IIRC OE is 600CCA. I always shove a Group Size 78 in my cars where there is room if it calls for the Group Size 75
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Typo ment 78 series
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ur bonneville is identical to mine. I got a 1992 SE same color and everything with a HID conversion.
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ur bonneville is identical to mine. I got a 1992 SE same color and everything with a HID conversion.
I just wasnt sure if it was smart to upgrade to a bigger battery or not! Thanks for the feedback!
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35W HIDs use less power and generate less heat than 55W halogens.
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35W HIDs use less power and generate less heat than 55W halogens.
the heat arguement is still ongoing. My headlight housings get pretty hot from my 35w HID'*, but OEM bulbs seem to only make the housings warm
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For the HID'* you won't need a new battery, just get a wiring harness so you can supply them with the power they need. Like all HID'* when using them they expose the weakness in the stock wires. Best of luck!
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