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As usual, I did not get on here and check out any discussions regarding batteries before I searched for and found one that I ordered from The battery (which was on a chart for the LT) is a LFX18L1-BS12. It is a 12v, 18AH which has a cranking rating of 270. It weighs slightly less than 3 lbs. It is very small, 5.8 x 2.63 x 4.23 inches. It is packed in a box with several 1/8 inch pads which are to be used as shims to make up for its reduced size. It is a Lithium ion battery. Does anyone have any experience with these/this battery? I haven't installed it yet and am hesitant to do so. I read some info on it and its supposedly much more reliable than the lead-acid type of battery. Any help/comments are welcome.
The brand is Shorai. Their web site is After ordering this battery, I get this letter with it telling me to check their web site to make sure I have the right battery, etc. So, I get on and check out my 2005 LT, and it says that the standard recommendation is not the one I ordered, but a higher rated one, the LFX21L6-BS-12 which is slightly larger in height (1 inch taller) and has 315 cold cranking amps as opposed to the one I received which has 270.

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