What's the best choice? I'm not running an alternator and will be recharging it between rounds. Also, my motor doesn't have a ground strap to the firewall because I didn't think I needed it with solid mounts. Am I right? Thanks in advance.
All drag cars should have a 16V battery now a days.
It makes zero sense not to. All the electronics work better at full power.
You get a lot more stored energy for those emergency situations.
It would suck to lose a round or race due to hot lapping and going up there with 11 volts, instead of 15.
Listen to me on this, get a 16V, do it right, do it once.
I have both turbo start, and powermaster, both of been perfect.
I just switched to a deep cycle last year, and so far, so good.
Oh yea, always ground the engine to the battery, I don't care what we did in the past.
There is a lot less garbage in the system when the engine is directly grounded to the battery.
That's not what he asked, you run an alternator,
and that is definitely not the best choice for drag racing.
The best choice is an actual racing battery that has a special case,
and internal supports for all the vibration & forces applied during a run.
Some cheap battery for grandma's car is not even close.
Yes, that's what I ran in the beginning, but he didn't ask that.
Sears DieHard Platinum cannot be beat...I use to run the optimas and will not go back to them. The Platinum's are really an odyssey battery and is made of pure lead...Awesome but weigh in at about 60 lbs a piece. 930 cca