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CRRHGR

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at this time I have a Delco battery with a Noco Genius 5 tender all of which seems to work. Reading so much about battery problems I want to be prepared for when I need a new battery. Lots of good info on this site. Thanks all. Hugh
 
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I also have a Noco Genius 5 tender. But the maintainer is far superior over and above. So I am glad I switched and purchased one. You will be too once you decide to go this route,. The support from Griots Garage on their Battery Maintainer is just phenomenal. They will walk you through it if you run into a problem and the customer service from Griot stands behind their product 100%.
 

CRRHGR

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2004 XLR Black with Shale.
Thanks for input. How is it superior ? So far Noco seems to be doing the job. What am I missing ?
 
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I mentioned to the local Cadillac dealer of mine I was using a Noco trickle charger. He insisted it was the wrong kind of charger to use for a storage vehicle.. You would need a Battery Maintainer on an XLR or Allante. It keeps the battery at a even level if it were being used at all times. I opened the door on the XLR the maintainer kicks on automatically . Very sensitive on computer drain, cold weathered areas, it works for you. Griot Garage Customer service sell both units.. They will gladly explain the differences to you when calling..
 

CRRHGR

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2004 XLR Black with Shale.
thank you for that explanation. I will follow up and look into the Groit. At one time I had two Allantes...one 1989 Red and one 1993 Polo Green. Your name suggests you were also an Allante fan. They were fun cars however the XLR out shines them when it is working. Now we got to get rid of the cold and snow so we can enjoy.
 
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Yes, I currently own two 93 Allantes Red and a Polo Green and a 2009 XLR Platinum I just picked up in Tempe Arizona with 20,000 miles Radiant Silver. Every year My wife and I host the Allante XLR Invitational Owners Meet in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Visit our web site for information and the video of this last years 2021 Meet.
Link:
 
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Thanks for the link to your get together. It is greatly appreciated.

The XLR Designer Attending the Meet in August Seminar

KIP WASENKO recently retired from General Motors Design with a 40-year Design Career in the U.S., Europe and Australia will be guest speaker at this year's 2022 Allante XLR Invitational Owners Meet in Grand Rapids Michigan. Throughout his career at GM Design Staff as The Chief Designer of Saturn, Chevrolet Studio, Oldsmobile Studio, Cadillac Studio and several Advance Studios, including the GM Performance Division, Kip is credited with several significant designs. These include the Buick Wildcat Mid-Engine PPG Indy Series Pace Car, the Two-Rotor Mid-Engine Corvette Concept Car where he received his first Design Patent, and many Indy 500 and Daytona 500 Pace Cars.
**Kip was best as Cadillac's Chief Designer and is best known for the Design of the Cadillac EVOQ that was named “Best Concept Car at the 1999 North American International Auto Show."
This design initiated the Art & Science Design Direction which was recognized as a Design Renaissance for Cadillac. The EVOQ was sold to the public as the Cadillac XLR and XLR-V two seater performance sports car Kip felt Cadillac needed.

Kip applied the same Design Philosophy to the CTS-V, STS-V and the Cadillac LMP Race Car, developed with Riley & Scott, that raced LeMans. In addition, he designed the winning CTS-VR World Challenge Cadillac Race Cars by Pratt Miller. These race cars and the technology learned from Cadillac’s Racing Programs have contributed to the success of the world respected Cadillac V-Series Performance Cars. In February 2005, Motor Trend magazine recognized Kip’s contribution on their Power List, Kip continues on the track racing today ! Kip will also be judging the Car Show at the Invitational Owners Meet Grand Rapids Michigan Dates are August 24th- 27th 2022 .
 

Denny XLR

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2009 XLR Platinum Radiant Silver
Sunday I went in the garage ( Heated of course at 68 degrees) and it has been two weeks since I purchased Griot Battery Maintainer when I hooked it up to the battery under the hood. The maintainer automatically clicked on while I was out there to maintain the XLR"s battery to its full power level. Two ours later I went out to and checked on it and the maintainer was in the rest mode., Totally Awesome !
 

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