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Hi there, upgrading the battery will do no harm at all (it'll still be 12 volts DC), but where you will notice a difference is in cold starting (where it takes more energy to crank the engine into life).
Its really up to you, and the type of driving you undertake (also, if you have anything connected which is a drain on the battery) - short journeys with plenty of starting-up (would be of most benefit, to have the higher-powered cell). Long motorway/dual carriageway drives wouldn't give rise to a need to upgrade, as the battery would be constantly re-charged.
I'd be inclined to shop around and weigh up the price difference before making a decision.
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