Christmas/ Hanukkah etc gift ideas for the Roadster owner

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Christmas/ Hanukkah etc gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by Linda » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:08 pm

So any good ideas for Christmas gifts for Roadster owners? NOT engine parts etc but rather a nice accessory or neat auto related item.
I'm looking at this, on sale too:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/12-volt-electr ... ilterid=j1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;:

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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by notoptoy » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:05 pm

I have one and my sister in law sure loves it - she's always the first to claim it if we take the Impala convertible out for a winter drive to see the lights.
I highly recommend it!
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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by gboone » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:10 pm

I already asked Santa for one of these. Good for roadsters that hibernate during the winter. I like the desulfator/conditioner feature. Has anyone tried these?

http://www.batteryminders.com/batterych ... 16134.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by K1200 GT » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:14 am

Gary,

I have a battery Tender same thing only different. Use it for my BMW motorcycle year around. That looks like a good one it does the AGM and other newer batteries. Im replacing bike batteries every 3-4 years now instead of every 2 years.

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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by sports imports » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:13 am

We use the battery minder at the shop and it has brought batteries back from the dead to usable. It sometimes takes a month on the charge to bring a battery back to a usable level. We use a load tester to determine battery strength once the charged battery is ready for use. Of course some batteries are too weak from sitting but one that sat for two years came back to life with the battery minder. I highly recommend it!

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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by tjp » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:15 am

Linda wrote:So any good ideas for Christmas gifts for Roadster owners? NOT engine parts etc but rather a nice accessory or neat auto related item.
I'm looking at this, on sale too:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/12-volt-electr ... ilterid=j1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;:

Linda

Great tip Linda, Thanks! And my wife will thank you once she gets this gift for Christmas.

Thanks again,

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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by K1200 GT » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:42 am

Just want to remind everyone. Dont try to charge a frozen battery. I saw one blow up in a VW pickup while stationed at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. Battery Acid goes everywhere, It was inside a shop and makes lots of noise too. :shock:


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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by 23yrRebuild » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:17 pm

Good to know, I haven't heard that one before but kind of makes sense, to me anyway. Thanks for the tip. :D
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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by dbrick » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:59 pm

I like the California Duster and especially the Dash Duster. My wife took the first set to use in the house.
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Blanket sounds good also, might have to get one of those.

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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by Linda » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:11 am

Another useful item for wintertime, it seems:
http://www.amazon.com/Kats-22200-Watt-B ... 83&sr=1-19" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by notoptoy » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:31 am

That one is definitley for the northern climes, even though it's been hovering around 17 degrees here (very unusually low) here at night. Even when I lived in Madison, Wisconsin, I never needed anything like this, or a block heater! When I first moved there from the South, I was sure I was going to need all of that stuff - not so!
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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by Linda » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:21 pm

More heat for the winter, this looks nice:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WGC-IN-9738/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by windy311 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:54 pm

Linda
I never knew there was a battery warmer.I love Australia.
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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by Linda » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:00 pm

Rob,
Me neither. It was 80 today in LA...I love LA ( for the weather)

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Re: Christmas gift ideas for the Roadster owner

Post by tjp » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:42 am

Ah yes, Madison WI, middle of December, 9 o'clock in the morning, temperature: Five BELOW zero. It usually doesn't get this cold until January or February. And even this is rare with the sun up.

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