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Group 65 Battery in 2011 GT

I bought a 2011 GT today and it didn't come with a battery. I see that the recommend battery is 96R but I was wondering if a Group 65 would work in the car?

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As long as it is 12 volts, and the battery terminals are in the right position, and it fits in the battery tray and is the right height as to not obstruct the hood closing,you should be good to go,enjoy your Mustang.

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It's a bit taller, I just don't want it to hit the hood since the posts aren't sunk in like the 96r ones have it.
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The nature of the group 96 is that it's much shorter in height than just about any other battery. I don't think any other battery will fit the car. I believe Ford placed it on a pedestal, closest to hood as possible, to keep it away from exhaust manifold heat.

Walmart has the cheapest battery and they do stock the 96r and it's around $97. plus core charge.
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The nature of the group 96 is that it's much shorter in height than just about any other battery. I don't think any other battery will fit the car. I believe Ford placed it on a pedestal, closest to hood as possible, to keep it away from exhaust manifold heat.

group 65 is 7.6 inches tall
group 96r is 6.9 inches tall

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Walmart has the cheapest battery and they do stock the 96r and it's around $97. plus core charge.
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I'm pretty sure the 65 is too big (it's the stock size for the F150s), so unless you relocate it to the trunk I doubt it will work.

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All of my Mustangs came with batteries, I must be lucky.

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All of my Mustangs came with batteries, I must be lucky.

Me too, although my Mustang didn't come with a spare tire.


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It's a bit taller, I just don't want it to hit the hood since the posts aren't sunk in like the 96r ones have it.

You do not want the group 65 battery, The posts are reversed (positive on the left when installed) and it's too wide to fit in the tray.

A group 48 battery will fit. I'm running a Diehard group 48 AGM.

The group 48 battery has the posts as the 96R, and is the same width as the 96R, it is longer so you will need to remove the 2 tray adapters for the group 48 to fit and add a longer hold down strap, I used a piece of cargo strap from a ratcheting tie down.

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