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golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Biggest weight saving by swapping only one item....replace the battery with a lithium ferro-phosphate battery "LiFePO4"

Below are the biggest case size (H6/096/Group 48) batteries, with the highest Ah/CCA, that you can currently fit to the Mk7 Golf:-
Bosch or Varta AGM, with 70Ah, 760A CCA, weight of 20.4Kgs (45lbs), cost circa £140
Antigravity LiFePO4, with 60Ah, 1800A CA, weight of 8.2Kgs (18.15lbs), cost circa £950

For reference the Mk7 Golf GTI Clubsport (CCS) is factory fitted with the smaller H5/027 case size, 59Ah/320A (DIN), EFB type battery (weight 16.9Kgs (37.3lbs)). The biggest Ah capacity Antigravity LiFePO4 battery in the same H5/027 case size has 40Ah,1500A CA, & weighs only 6.9Kgs (15.2lbs)!!
 

dtfd

Autocross Champion
Location
Massachusetts
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI
cost circa £950
that's a really pricey way to save 30lbs......

You'd be better off removing the rear seats and spare wheel. Save more weight and it costs you £0 to do. Or if you insist on spending that much money to save weight you're better off getting lighter wheels. Save the weight where it really matters.
 

dtfd

Autocross Champion
Location
Massachusetts
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI




Nothing cheapens the look of a car like "carbon" vinyl.
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
that's a really pricey way to save 30lbs......

You'd be better off removing the rear seats and spare wheel. Save more weight and it costs you £0 to do. Or if you insist on spending that much money to save weight you're better off getting lighter wheels. Save the weight where it really matters.


I stated "Biggest weight saving by swapping only one item"....as the OP of the thread is swapping one item for a lighter weight version...but in his case the weight savings are minimal if at all!
 

DSC808

Drag Racing Champion
Location
HI State
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE MT
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