|R32 GT-R Battery on a Battery Tender|
The R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R has a pretty small 12V battery. It is also a fairly easy car to start. Its not some huge compression big block. its a short stroke inline 6 that doesn't need a whole bunch of CCA to start.
The OEM battery is small (approx 7 1/4 wide, 7 3/4 inches tall, and 5 inches thick), and they have Japanese sized terminals. Which means they are smaller. Not as thick as American terminals. Nothing else meant by those statements at all. Keep it clean.
When my R32 GT-R arrived, the battery was flat. It was one of the first things I was expecting to replace. However, I had a Battery Tender at home, plugged it in, and the car has been starting strong since. (2+ years). I highly recommend keeping a car you don't daily drive on a tender.
An AC Delco Battery for an R32 from Japan.
Product number: 40B19R (V9550-5006) control number: DBT-N589
340 CCA 32 AH
Yuasa Batteries from Japan
|w Model||Model||C.C.A||Nominal Voltage (V)||Capacity (AH)||Dimensions (mm)||Weight with Acid approx. (KG)||Electrolyte approx.(L)||Regular charge current(A)||Terminal Layout|
|5 HR||20 HR||(L)||(W)||(H)||Overall (H)||Layout||Terminal|
About 20 lbs.
|A type terminals|
|Y type terminals|
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So what can you get in the US that works?
An Odyssey PC680. Small battery. They are more for motorsports type applications. They really need to be left on a tender. They don't have a lot of reserve capacity. Once you kill them once, I've never been able to bring them back to life. Still loses about 5 lbs compared to a stock size battery. Plus there are correct terminals available. Prices aren't horrible.
|Pulse (5-second) Hot Cranking Amps (PHCA)||520|
|Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)||170|
|20Hr Nominal Capacity (Ah)||16|
|Reserve Capacity Minutes||24|
|Dimensions L x W x H (in)||7.15 x 3.00 x 6.65|
|Metric Dimensions L x W x H (mm)||181.5 x 76.3 x 167.8|
These guys have the Japanese JIS terminals that screw into an Odyssey battery.
Optima Red Top
|NSN:||Number applied for, product currently available|
|UPC Code:||8 11405 00160 4|
|Cold Cranking Amps:||720|
|Nominal Voltage:||12 volts|
|Open Circuit Voltage (fully charged):||12.8 volts|
|Internal Resistance (fully charged):||0.0030 ohms|
|Capacity:||44 Ah (C/20)|
|Reserve Capacity:||BCI: 100 minutes (25 amp discharge, 80°F (26.7°C), to 10.5 volts cut-off)|
|Case Color:||Dark Gray|
|Cover Color:||“OPTIMA“ Red|
|Group Size:||BCI: 25|
|Post Type:||SAE Post|