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Can i putting high amps battery in my car?

Can i put a battery that has 800 amps which is higher the recommended 640 amps

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Battery amp ratings refer to CCA--Cold Cranking Amps-ie maximum ampreage avalible when & if long as it fits and can be secured in the avalible space it should work fine

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