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Thread: SSB HVT 50D Vs SSB HVT 65D

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    SSB HVT 50D Vs SSB HVT 65D

    Gday All

    I see the favoured SSB battery to replace the Yellow top Optima is the HVT 50D , on searching I came across the HVT 65D which is slightly longer but is 68ah not 60ah . Anybody tried the HVT 65D or can see something I haven't noticed about that compared to the HVT 50D

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    Will depend on your tray.

    I couldnít fit anything larger in the one Iím using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Will depend on your tray.

    I couldnít fit anything larger in the one Iím using.
    OK thanks Tombie, was wondering if I had missed something about the 65D , just seems to be a slightly bigger battery in size and ah it seems.

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    Itís only 20mm. Worth having a look if your tray has a bit of room.

    Can always cut out a template and try for fit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Itís only 20mm. Worth having a look if your tray has a bit of room.

    Can always cut out a template and try for fit!
    My tray will fit it no issues, I made my own tray that sits in front of the start battery which will fit 280mm battery , so this will fit no worries. I have the triple battery set up , its just that the 9 yr old yellow top is only at 400cca on the load tester so is way down , also the negative terminal has started to separate from the housing , so its time to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulletman View Post
    .... I came across the HVT 65D which is slightly longer but is 68ah not 60ah . Anybody tried the HVT 65D or can see something I haven't noticed ....
    I'm interested to see how you go with this, looks good on paper.
    I've taken all these figures from the Superstart and Optima websites:

    HVT-50D HVT-65D YellowTop
    60Ah 68Ah 55Ah
    Length 238mm 258mm 256mm
    Width 172mm 168mm 175mm
    Height 182mm 176mm ??
    Terminal Height 206mm 182mm 201mm
    Weight 19kg 20.5kg 19.5kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRD414 View Post
    I'm interested to see how you go with this, looks good on paper.
    I've taken all these figures from the Superstart and Optima websites:

    HVT-50D HVT-65D YellowTop
    60Ah 68Ah 55Ah
    Length 238mm 258mm 256mm
    Width 172mm 168mm 175mm
    Height 182mm 176mm ??
    Terminal Height 206mm 182mm 201mm
    Weight 19kg 20.5kg 19.5kg

    Cheers,
    Scott
    I tried to fit an 85ah battery into the spot in front of the start battery , and it did fit but was just a bit to high , top of terminals at 220mm, the bonnet closed but looking from front on you could see it wasn't sitting down the same as the other side , and on closer inspection it wasn't sitting flush on the rubber strip .

    The HVT 65D will fit no worries . placed the order but as usual no delivery to the NT ,so am getting it dropped off to a mates transport business in Brisbane , hopefully will make tomorrow's Darwin truck but doubt it, so reckon its 10 days away.

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    Was the 85ah battery you trial fitted the SSB HVT-70D? My local stockist does not keep the 65D, two to three weeks to order in so are pushing the 70D.

    Out of interest, do you have the Traxide battery tray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggy781 View Post
    Was the 85ah battery you trial fitted the SSB HVT-70D? My local stockist does not keep the 65D, two to three weeks to order in so are pushing the 70D.

    Out of interest, do you have the Traxide battery tray?
    He said he made his own tray. But you could flatten the end of the Traxide tray. I flattened the engine end for some reason (I think I tried to fit a spare battery I had before finally getting the Optima - since replaced with the 50D). If I had known about the 65D I would have bought that.
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    Good info, thanks. I dropped into my local SSB stockist to trial fit the HVT-70D, slightly too big for my Traxide tray and close on height. As mentioned I think I could have modified the tray and made it fit but decided to go with 65D. No stock of 65D in WA so waiting on delivery from NSW. My stockist reckons the 65D is now discontinued.

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