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post #1 of 20 Old 02-01-2010, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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batteries...

Curious as to what you all are using. My truck sits quite a bit, only goes out on the weekends for the most part. I still have Motorcraft batteries but after getting jumped twice in one day i think they are shot. I will have to take them out and get them checked later this week. I was looking into optimas but if they are unnecessary then I would rather not waste the extra cash. I was also thinking of running a battery tender, anyone else in a similar situation?

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I just replaced mine on my 05 last month. I also had to replace my alternator this past month. My truck sits a lot of the time now as well. I use a battery tender on it while it sits. If your truck sits for periods of time, get a battery tender. Get a good one, not a cheaper brand.

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I bought the red-top Optima's for my wife's cummins when one of her OEM batteries bit the farm. Naturally I had to see about putting them in my truck before I put them in hers and what I found was that when you put the little spacer block in the bottom of the batteries in order to be able to lock them in the tray, the battery posts were just far enough away to put a bit of strain on the battery cables. They were stretched just a wee bit tighter than I would have preferred. They worked great in her truck though.

I think when my 4 year old wally-world specials die (they are getting pretty close, what little bit of winter we have in SE Texas put a strain on em) I think I am going to go with the Duralast Golds. The reviews on them are pretty good and I have seen them mentioned on here a few times as well. And for a little over half the cost of two batteries for my wife's truck I'm not gonna complain!

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I use AC Delco batteries in all the trucks I work on. They work great!

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I always buy Motocraft or Diehard. I've never had one of either brand die, EVER! And I've run at least a few of each 7+ years. Only vehicles I run anything else is my vettes which seem to keep ending up with Optimas.
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I am curently running Optima Blue tops. I had to mount them on their sides so the cables would reach.

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I think I am going to go with the Duralast Golds. The reviews on them are pretty good and I have seen them mentioned on here a few times as well. And for a little over half the cost of two batteries for my wife's truck I'm not gonna complain!
the duralast Golds are made by Johnson Controll, they also make the optima and many other brands. Johnson makes a great battery. i usualy replace my batterys with a duralast gold or optima.

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I just bought 2 Costco batteries. 850CCA and cost $75 with a 100 month warranty. They are less than 1 week old, and of course are doing great!

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