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Best Replacement 12v Battery: Duracell Procell SLI51

Final Cost:
$98

Available at:
Batteries Plus
This is the battery we used and (unlike the Optima which is both longer & taller) it is the exact same identical size. Plus you'll save $75 to $100 over the Optima.
Additionally, no matter which battery you choose (with the exception of the $300 Toyota Battery) you'll need to change the terminals because the posts are fatter. We used an Autozone Autocraft marine battery terminal for the positive side (swapping out the butterfly nut for a regular nut) and an Autocraft 4 guage 15 inch battery cable for the negative side. Other than that we used 3/8 clear tubing and a sharkbite 3/8 tee (both from Home Depot) to vent the battery. We then sold the old battery terminals on eBay to cover the cost of the new terminals.

Here is a step by step instruction for a battery swap ~ this guy used the Optima so keep that in mind.
Battery Swap
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Best Replacement 12v Battery: Duracell Procell SLI51

Final Cost:
$98

Available at:
Batteries Plus
This is the battery we used and (unlike the Optima which is both longer & taller) it is the exact same identical size. Plus you'll save $75 to $100 over the Optima.
Additionally, no matter which battery you choose (with the exception of the $300 Toyota Battery) you'll need to change the terminals because the posts are fatter. We used an Autozone Autocraft marine battery terminal for the positive side (swapping out the butterfly nut for a regular nut) and an Autocraft 4 guage 15 inch battery cable for the negative side. Other than that we used 3/8 clear tubing and a sharkbite 3/8 tee (both from Home Depot) to vent the battery. We then sold the old battery terminals on eBay to cover the cost of the new terminals.

Here is a step by step instruction for a battery swap ~ this guy used the Optima so keep that in mind.
Battery Swap
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An update. Batteries Plus was not convenient, but AutoZone also has a direct-fit battery, AGM with the vent in the right place and the smaller-than-standard connection posts. $200 but replacement was a snap (and beats the dealership, plus I had a 25%-off coupon so just $150). AutoCraft Platinum AGM 410 CCA, #S46B24R .
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I am expert in hybrid car battery
And our team are doing research in this area as well.

Normally, full replacement battery pack cost $1600-$1900 (fresh)
There is a guy from USA, have the replacement battery.
I couldn't find his website ....

But you could check CEBA hybrid car battery in google. You will wide your horizon
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