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Do you guys have a options for battery replacement upgrades?? For example: size, ampere etc...

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The best upgrade would be an Optima Redtop or Yellowtop battery, although they are not direct replacement and may require slight modification of the hold down bracket. They are also very expensive. The best direct replacement battery would be the Interstate brand.
 

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The best upgrade would be an Optima Redtop or Yellowtop battery, although they are not direct replacement and may require slight modification of the hold down bracket. They are also very expensive. The best direct replacement battery would be the Interstate brand.
The problem is the hold down bracket, unlike the cruze the trax hold down bracket can't hold bigger battery without slight modification..

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Usually battery manufacturer guides will tell you what batteries will fit in the spot designed for the battery, bigger batteries have been installed in cars but sometimes you run into problems.
The height can hit the hood if there isn't enough room, or you might have to cut and re-manufacturer the hold down and cut the battery tray to get a battery with a larger foot print in the case.

You can buy batteries that have a small case with more plates, its the plates that make one battery bigger or better.

Our cars call for a series 48 battery, 760 CCA so if you can find a series 48 with more Cold Cranking Amps that would fit in the space provided.
Series 48 Dimensions L x W x H (in): 10.91 x 6.85 x 7.47
 

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Usually battery manufacturer guides will tell you what batteries will fit in the spot designed for the battery, bigger batteries have been installed in cars but sometimes you run into problems.
The height can hit the hood if there isn't enough room, or you might have to cut and re-manufacturer the hold down and cut the battery tray to get a battery with a larger foot print in the case.

You can buy batteries that have a small case with more plates, its the plates that make one battery bigger or better.

Our cars call for a series 48 battery, 760 CCA so if you can find a series 48 with more Cold Cranking Amps that would fit in the space provided.
Series 48 Dimensions L x W x H (in): 10.91 x 6.85 x 7.47
48 series is bigger than stock.... the stock use 47 series.. maybe 48 series will fit in the hold down bracket without modification...

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The guide I checked said my Buick had a series 48, being that the cars are almost identical in make up I figured the Trax had the same battery, the guide does show a 47 for Trax,( for AWD LTZ models as well.)

Checking further into it I read that the series 48 is slightly larger, its possible that they installed a larger battery in a Buick.

Buick cars tend to have more electrical equipment than Chevy's, you might get some installers who will not install a 48 in a Trax because they might have to do 5 minutes of modifications to the battery tray.

In cars where I had to alter battery boxes the most we would do is cut off the lip on one side so the bottom of the box was flat on one side then slide the battery over to the side with the missing side.

I say battery box when it is really a tray, the tray will have a 1/2" lip to hold the battery in place, but the tray is not the only thing that holds the battery, the hold down does most of the work.

My choice would be to install a series 48, the bigger case has more plates in the battery, more plates = longer battery life.
 

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OK. My curiosity is up. Why do you feel that you need a bigger battery.
The battery in our Trax goes thru he11. It is not uncommon for the car to sit for a month without being started and then it will only be a 1.5 mile trip to the grocery store. Engine is not even fully warmed up. Then it might get to sit another month, especially in the winter. Even sitting in sub zero weather, always outside, never plugged into anything, it has not yet failed to start. The car was bough in Sept of 2015 and just last month has hit 1,000 miles.
 

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OK. My curiosity is up. Why do you feel that you need a bigger battery.
The battery in our Trax goes thru he11. It is not uncommon for the car to sit for a month without being started and then it will only be a 1.5 mile trip to the grocery store. Engine is not even fully warmed up. Then it might get to sit another month, especially in the winter. Even sitting in sub zero weather, always outside, never plugged into anything, it has not yet failed to start. The car was bough in Sept of 2015 and just last month has hit 1,000 miles.
That battery is definitely a super trooper :|

If that's the case, there's really no need to upgrade the battery unless you're running some competition subwoofer setup with hydraulics lmao
 

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Given the above statement.. maybe he has a defective battery? Take it in and get a load test or something done on it?
 

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Some people like to up grade to a bigger battery if they live where the weather is very hot or very cold.

A bigger battery is better for harsh conditions.
 

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You can install a bigger battery, but you'll need this part number - 95492543, see the the part numbers here:
https://www.drive2.ru/l/8778255/
For a battery 60A/h(more or less) you'd need a medium size Hold Down Clamp
Opel 12 01 082
General Motors 95492642

For a battery 50A/h(more or less) you'd need a small size Hold Down Clamp
Opel 12 01 096
General Motors 95492641

For a battery 70A/h(more or less) you'd need a big size Hold Down Clamp
Opel 12 01 083
General Motors 95492643

Please check the part numbers compatibility with your vehicle before you buy anything and it does not fit:
https://www.gmpartsonline.net/
or here
https://www.gmpartsdirect.com
 

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Some people like to up grade to a bigger battery if they live where the weather is very hot or very cold.

A bigger battery is better for harsh conditions.
Not really! A higher A/h battery is only needed when you leave your vehicle on accessory mode longer than most people. A higher CCA battery is only needed in northern countries. If you install these batteries in southern areas they tend to not last as long because the plates are thinner and warp with high temperatures.
 
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