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hi everyone, I'm a 2005 RR HSE 4.4 owner. I'm looking for an aftermarket battery for my ride(the factory one is not working well now). I really appreciate If any one could provide me some info about that. Detail battery models information would be very helpful:)
Thanks a lot
 

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Check the part number on the top of the battery. Ideally it should be YGD000271, which is just about the biggest thing you'll fit in the battery box.
 

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garty said:
Wow - some of the replies on this forum make me reluctant to ever post a question asking for help.
I think you'll find everyone here is more than willing to offer help and advice to anyone who needs it. But why not do a search first? If the question was "I've found these three, can anyone recommend which one to go for?" that would be fine, but to not actually attempt to do any research and just expect everyone else to spoon feed information is not really in the spirit of things, and to bump the post because no one had provided the information required after an hour is just rude.

If no one bothered to work things out for themselves first then there wouldn’t be anyone to answer the questions!
 

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garty said:
Wow - some of the replies on this forum make me reluctant to ever post a question asking for help.
I think a few regular posters get a little frustrated when the poster has not appeared to have tried any research first. New battery required - most people would Google first and then search the forum. If no answer then post for help.

I was genuinely trying to help above and not looking to be clever. :)
 

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To enable you to help yourself in the future (as not everyone knows what tools are out there and available to you) one of the best things you can have at your disposal is the RAVE manual. It's a comprehensive manual on how your car works (description and operation) and then the repair/replacement procedures.

The parts catalog is tricky to get working, but is worth having.
 

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thanks for help. actually, I did little research before post here, there are some aftermarket brands out there, but i still confused that which one is slight better maybe, or has better reputation...anyway, I guess I shouldn't ask further tho.. :shock: :shock:
 

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I would go with an Optima or an Odyssey. You will get better results and a longer battery lifespan, especially if you use the truck with accessories, i.e a portable refrigerator, electronics, lights or etc.
 

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I just replaced my OEM battery with the Interstate MTP-93. Dealer advised this is what they would replace the oem with. Bought at a Firestone tire store for $130.00. Took 30min to replace.
 

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RRLIU said:
btw, I live in U.S. Didn't try the UK website...
Then PLEASE add you address/Country to your personal/avatar details or signature! Its also SO HELPFUL to add details of your Range Rover year & Model to your Signiture in the User Control Panel - All posters that have not should do this now as it can only help you all get better more specific answers. :think:
 

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Gazellio said:
RRLIU said:
btw, I live in U.S. Didn't try the UK website...
Then PLEASE add you address/Country to your personal/avatar details or signature! Its also SO HELPFUL to add details of your Range Rover year & Model to your Signiture in the User Control Panel - All posters that have not should do this now as it can only help you all get better more specific answers. :think:
Heck I have been banging my head against that wall for over two years. :roll:
 

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rrtoadhall said:
Heck I have been banging my head against that wall for over two years. :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
You're making a funny, right? Throwing a bit of ironic arcasm are we?
(hint: I see neither where you hail from or what you drive in your avatar or signature block...) :p :p :p
 

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rrtoadhall said:
Heck I have been banging my head against that wall for over two years. :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
You're making a funny, right? Throwing a bit of ironic arcasm are we?
(hint: I see neither where you hail from or what you drive in your avatar or signature block...) :p :p :p
If we were allowed that coveted right of editing, I'd have corrected it to say ..."ironic sarcasm... but instead I can only add another post to the server space to correct my type-o. :think:
 

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03rangiemark said:
rrtoadhall said:
Heck I have been banging my head against that wall for over two years. :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
You're making a funny, right? Throwing a bit of ironic arcasm are we?
(hint: I see neither where you hail from or what you drive in your avatar or signature block...) :p :p :p

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to notice. :mrgreen: :lol:

As far as editing you only 10 or 15 minutes to edit your post. I'd have to go look it up. :oops:
 

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Those sold down here were fitted with US-made Federal. I got over 6 years out of the original battery and have replaced it with a Federal 649MF:http://www.federalbatteries.com.au/649MF/. Interestingly, the old battery was struggling to start the truck on a cold morning, but still works fine in the farm tractor I transferred it to.

 

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woldd90 said:
I would go with an Optima or an Odyssey. You will get better results and a longer battery lifespan, especially if you use the truck with accessories, i.e a portable refrigerator, electronics, lights or etc.
thanks for your advise. actually, I email Optima to ask whhich model could fit my RR, below is what I got. I guess that's the reason I start this topic, I wish maybe some one can suggest me the detail models instead just the brand name.
anyway, I think they explain it very clearly:)



Unfortunately, Optima does not offer an exact-fit replacement battery for your Range Rover. You can measure the dimensions of your existing stock battery to see if there’s an Optima that will work for your vehicle. Below is a link to the product specification page where you can find exact dimensions for all Optima batteries:

http://www.optimabatteries.com/optima_p ... /specs.php
http://www.optimabatteries.com/optima_p ... /specs.php
http://www.optimabatteries.com/optima_p ... /specs.php


Alternately, you can check the internet enthusiast forums for your vehicle to see how others have done custom applications with Optima batteries.

RedTop: Use this for normal engine starting where an alternator immediately monitors the state of charge and provides energy to the battery whenever it is needed. This would describe most stock vehicles.
• Automotive & RV under-hood starting
• Heavy equipment where starting is primary function
• Diesel powered vehicles with no aftermarket electronics

YellowTop: Use this when electrical loads are higher than average, or when the discharge cycle is more than typical engine starting, such as vehicles without alternators. This also includes vehicles with significant electrical loads that may exceed the average alternator output (for example aftermarket audio system, GPS, chargers, winch, snowplow, inverters, drag cars). This can also include vehicles that have a lot of electronics from the factory, such as a minivan with power sliding doors and a DVD player, especially if the DVD player is used when the engine isn’t running.

• Racing vehicles without a charging system (alternator or generator)
• Dedicated drag racing vehicles
• Diesel powered vehicles with aftermarket electronics
• Car audio/video applications exceeding 250 watts over the OE system
• Vehicles or heavy equipment with inverters, hydraulics, winches or other accessories
• Electric vehicles

If you are using an Optima battery in a custom application, it is important to consider the following:
· Hood Clearance – There should be at least ¾” clearance between the top of the battery terminals and the underside of the hood.
· Trunk/Interior Mounting – If your battery is mounted inside the passenger compartment or trunk (common in many European makes) the battery must be vented to the outside of the vehicle. Optima group 27, 51, 78, 34C, and 31 batteries all have ports for connecting a vent hose.
· Side Terminals – Optima 34/78, D34/78, 75/25 and D75/25 batteries have both top and side terminals. If you are using one of these batteries in a vehicle that uses the top terminals, it is important to ensure that the side terminals cannot come into contact with anything metallic (for example, the firewall or fender well), thereby causing a short. We suggest keeping the post protectors on the terminals you are not using. Do not connect a winch to the side terminals.
· Battery Modifications – Cutting, drilling, trimming or otherwise modifying your Optima battery may present a safety hazard and will void the warranty.
· Mounting – Your Optima battery must be securely mounted. The terminals are not intended to be used to secure the battery. Using the terminals in this way will damage the battery and void your warranty.
· Heat – Protect your battery from high heat, such as turbochargers or exhaust manifolds

Thank you,
Amanda
Optima Customer Service
 
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