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I've spent the last few hours trying to search through threads regarding new batteries. I've been to Halfords for a battery check today and they reckon its at 55% capacity, ready for a change. I thought it may need changing as the lights dim for a second when I put the heating on and such like.

I've found out a few batteries which fit the CTR but I think a definitive list is required so I will start us off:

BOSCH S4 021
Yuasa 053

These are pretty standard, cca of around 350. Anyone know of any batteries with a higher cca that definitely fit the CTR? Reason I ask is mine that needs changing is 545. Now come on guys, plenty of people must of replaced their battery, don't be shy!

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Think people only replace with the above or OEM. That said, I understand that Cox now supply the OEM battery which is a Yuasa one but before used to be the dodgy make.
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Bosch silver is a powerful battery

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Think people only replace with the above or OEM. That said, I understand that Cox now supply the OEM battery which is a Yuasa one but before used to be the dodgy make.
Well my currently installed batter is a Banner Starting Bull. No idea how old it is.


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Link for exact model? Seems to be a few on that line. And does it fit, that is the question?

As for the Varley Red Top, seems like its more aimed at the racing crowd, super lightweight and super expensive to go with it no doubt!


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Yuasa is 380 CCA
Bosch is 330 CCA.

These are the main two, the rest are not the same level with regards to Halfords own brand, Furukawa etc. Race batteries such as Varley have higher CCA, but you pay a lot, even more to get the same capacity and you need to connect to the smaller terminals.
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Link for exact model? Seems to be a few on that line. And does it fit, that is the question?

As for the Varley Red Top, seems like its more aimed at the racing crowd, super lightweight and super expensive to go with it no doubt!


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Bosch S4021, you mentioned it in your first post.
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Link for exact model? Seems to be a few on that line. And does it fit, that is the question?

As for the Varley Red Top, seems like its more aimed at the racing crowd, super lightweight and super expensive to go with it no doubt!


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£80 is hardly super expensive
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£80 is hardly super expensive
Fair enough, thought they'd be more. They seem like a lot of hassle though for essentially less power, but weight reduction?


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So I think the question now is Bosch or Yuasa? I've found both for about £45 - decisions decisions!


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The diesel battery is made by Varta, they must make a petrol version
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This is one I've looked at as it is a better battery than the S4021 and Yuasa 053 but need someone to confirm they have it in their CTR before I'd buy. I know eurocarparts are notorious for giving disinformation. Anyone have this battery??
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Cool, if any one can confirm asap that would be appreciated whilst they still have their 25% discount offer on

just to confuse matters, I also found this cheaper batter.
Bosch Honda S4 Battery 159 4 Year Guarantee | Euro Car Parts UK

and cannot find the Bosch S0421 model that everyone recommends on this site...

I just want one that fits! but also gives good pound for pound performance.
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This is the S0421 version:

Honda Civic 2.0 Type-R MK 7 2001-2006 Bosch 4 Year Guarantee Battery | eBay

Decisions.

Looks like the S0424 is best, but will it fit...
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This is one I've looked at as it is a better battery than the S4021 and Yuasa 053 but need someone to confirm they have it in their CTR before I'd buy. I know eurocarparts are notorious for giving disinformation. Anyone have this battery??
Confirmation it does not fit..

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/type-r/...ml#post1403761

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/type-r/...ml#post1403761

damn, they sound like a pain in the ass. May just get the 0421 version from fleabay.
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Didn't think S4 024 fit, there is a reason the S4021 is bought.
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Didn't think S4 024 fit, there is a reason the S4021 is bought.
cool, i am buying this now for the FN2
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