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    Want to upgrade battery, but confused??

    Hi,

    I have a Coupe Turbo, and recently have been doing quite a few short distance trips, and the battery isn't in very good condition, so want to upgrade to the newish Vaux GO battery.

    But!! Which one should I buy?

    According to Vaux, the one I need should be GM55-T7 (93176576) 55a/hr. But I remember reading about people using the GM72-H3 (93176583) 72a/hr?

    If possible of course I would like to use the 72a/hr one. But does it actually fit my Coupe Turbo?

    Also another related question, the battery bag currently over my OE battery does NOT fit the GO battery, is that right?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Ohhh and do they come fully/partial charged? I.e. do I need to charge them before use?
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    On my mk3 i used to have a 063 (uk ref) and managed to put an 075 (a lot more powerful) on there which made such a difference, it was bigger but cars seem to put a bigger tray in so you can uprate the battery
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    72a/hr fits in the std battery tray no probs at all

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    Thanks. Battery ordered, see if I can re-use the battery bag!!
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