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      01-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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>>HP Autowerks<< Light weight Braille racing battery custom mounting kit

Enjoy up to 40lb weight reduction over the BMW OEM battery by using the HP Autowerks lightweight aluminum battery tray and Braille lightweight racing battery. Yes, you don't need to spend $6K on an Akrapovic exhaust for the same weight savings! Plus the battery mounts above and away from the center of gravity of the vehicle making it even more important to take weight away at those locations. The tray accomodates three different Braille battery sizes. Please choose which battery you would like inlcuded with your HPA battery tray from the options below.

Mounting tray is $85 when purchased with a Braille lightweight racing battery.

Specs 15 lb

Casing: Polymer plastic
Weight: 15 lbs.
Length: 6.8"
Width: 3.4"
Height: 6.1"
Pulse Cranking Amps: 1,067
Cranking Amps: 574
Cold Cranking Amps: 425
Amp Hour Rating: 21
Warranty: 1-year free replacement
Price: $199.00

Specs 21 lb

Casing: Polymer plastic
Weight: 21 lbs.
Length: 6.6"
Width: 5.2"
Height: 6.8"
Pulse Cranking Amps: 1,380
Cranking Amps: 742
Cold Cranking Amps: 550
Amp Hour Rating: 31
Warranty: 1-year free replacement
Price: $229.00

Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP)

All Braille batteries feature an industry leading energy-to-weight ratio accomplished via Enhanced Mat Technology (for more surface area on the lead plates) combined with calcium full frame power path grids (for increased cranking power).

Durability is also built into every Braille battery. Using high-density oxide, Braille batteries offer true deep-cycling ability over the life of the battery. Heavy-duty vibration resistant power posts resist cracking and deterioration common to many lightweight batteries used in harsh automotive environments. The battery is a sealed unit that can be mounted in any position safely using its adjustable automotive terminal posts.

Braille batteries include a one-year free replacement limited warranty that is not pro-rated.


This same battery is installed in the Berk Technology's Redline Time Attack Race Car, our Red Line Time Attack 335i and our project 135i and 1M.

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Note: We recommend a minimum of 21 lb battery for E8x 1-series. Some vehicles may require "Battery Replacment Registration" for the charging system to properly charge the battery.
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      03-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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      03-14-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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Seriously considering this i could use that 30 lbs of savings! Which battery do you prefer? Im guessing the 21 lb version
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      03-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Seriously considering this i could use that 30 lbs of savings! Which battery do you prefer? Im guessing the 21 lb version
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      04-13-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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Do these light weight batteries last as long as OEM (regular) batteries?

In short, is there any catch to switching my 135 (or even 325) to this lightweight battery? Any negatives?
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      02-21-2013, 11:26 AM   #7
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Do these light weight batteries last as long as OEM (regular) batteries?

In short, is there any catch to switching my 135 (or even 325) to this lightweight battery? Any negatives?
Generally reduced capacity and CCA. If you have any parasitic loss it can strand you very quickly.
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Do these light weight batteries last as long as OEM (regular) batteries?

In short, is there any catch to switching my 135 (or even 325) to this lightweight battery? Any negatives?
There is a reason why BMW uses such a large battery in the 1 and 3 series, for reserve capacity and cold cranking amps. With a smaller battery you will see both of those reduced. However, if you are careful not to run your electrical consumers for hours and don't do a bunch of short 1-2 mile trips, the 21 lb. battery is very good for daily use.

I have done a personal test on a 2011 135i by letting the radio run for a couple of hours, no issues there. Park the car for over 2 weeks, it started right up.
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Would the vehicle not need to be recoded for the 21lb battery, is that why you recommend that one in particular?
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I've been wondering this also. Would one not have to code the battery for a lower CCA(1380)/CA(550) over the standard battery?
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Would the vehicle not need to be recoded for the 21lb battery, is that why you recommend that one in particular?
I'm assuming you're going to need a re-code.

Now the question is...does the E82 had a map to CORRECTLY charge and float this battery without basically destroying it?
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Would the vehicle not need to be recoded for the 21lb battery, is that why you recommend that one in particular?
We have done it both ways, with and without the coding on both our shop 335i and 135i, absolutely no issues either way. However, registration for the new battery is still recommended.

We have both the 15 and 21 lb. batteries in stock.
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We have done it both ways, with and without the coding on both our shop 335i and 135i, absolutely no issues either way. However, registration for the new battery is still recommended.

We have both the 15 and 21 lb. batteries in stock.
Are you taking a risk with not registering a battery and short cycling it?

Ideally, I would like to try and run a 15 lb battery during the summer and swap out to OEM during fall/winter and non-autox seasons
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Are you taking a risk with not registering a battery and short cycling it?

Ideally, I would like to try and run a 15 lb battery during the summer and swap out to OEM during fall/winter and non-autox seasons
You may under or over charge the Braille so we still recommend you performing a new battery registration.
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Is there anything available for F30 ?! If so does it need to be registered too and can it be done through coding ?!
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Is there anything available for F30 ?! If so does it need to be registered too and can it be done through coding ?!
We have not fitted one to the F30, but it should be very similar to the E8x and E9x. We will be fitting one to our F80 when it shows up.

Yes, registration is highly recommended.
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We have not fitted one to the F30, but it should be very similar to the E8x and E9x. We will be fitting one to our F80 when it shows up.

Yes, registration is highly recommended.
How is the registration be done ? and how long safe can I drive without registration ?
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How is the registration be done ? and how long safe can I drive without registration ?
It is done through a BMW, Autologic or similar diagnostic tool.
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