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      11-15-2009, 12:54 AM   #1
DLSJ5
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CSL/Mini Cooper OEM Battery Swap = 24 lbs. Savings & OEM fitment

Using the well put together OEM LW battery swap DIY from Doba_s and trusting that Lemans_Blue_M was right about the MC/CSL battery being a direct OEM type fit, I figured why not, 24 lbs is a nice savings for 130 bucks. Here's the link on Doba's LW Battery Swap/Removal, etc.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233195

I ran a LW Braile battery in my E46 Supercharged M3 and if the car sat for more than 1 day, it would not start, etc. So I had no plans on using it on the E92. But the OEM MC/CSL battery should yield enough power, and is a nice compromise for some WR.

OEM Battery on the scale.



Mini Cooper/CSL Battery on the scale.



OEM and CSL/MC batteries next to the Braile.



The OEM bracket is bolted into the appropriate place, NO AM bracket is needed, OEM fitment FTW!





The Drain is a perfect fit and placement as well.



Finshed, sure enough it's a perfect OEM fitment!



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08 E92 M3 DCT - Bolt Ons - 60-130MPH 10.71s - 11.88 @ 118MPH - 377WHP
ESS VT2-625 SC 60-130MPH 6.80s - 11.30 @ 129.3 MPH 586WHP / 379WTQ @ 7.2psi - 94 octane / Water meth
ESS VT3-750 - 60-130MPH 6.44s - 10.81 @ 135.13 MPH 690Whp/463Wtq@13.5 psi

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