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Old 01-16-2012, 09:27 AM
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Whats a good battery?

As we all know winter is here and causeing all sorts of headachs with our trucks. I know the cold has just about killed my four year old batteries (deka 850cca)
What do u guys run? I want to find one with the highest cca and a good warrenty.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:38 AM
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wally world has 1000 cca batterys with a 3 year warranty for 85 or 90 bucks. ive never had a problem, even left my radio playin all night and fired right up the next mornin like nothin happened.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:58 AM
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I'm actually running those wm batteries. PO installed them. I am pretty happy with them myself. However, I need to add a battery heater to each side and a tender so I can shore chare them during winter.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:37 AM
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im running fomoco batteries. the last set went without missing a beat for 7 years, one was still in pretty good shape when i replaced them. ive always got tons of cranking power even if ive been running the radio and stuff, i would use those
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I have a year on my Wally marts and they still turn over Like new. Can't beat them for the price plus I got an extra 10 percent off cause my mom works there.


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Old 01-16-2012, 02:37 PM
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i have bosch batteries i wanna say 900cca, maybe 1000, and they have like a 5 year warrenty, i know advance sells some with an 8 year warrenty tho, i just couldnt find an advance near me
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i have 2 optima yellow tops !!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:56 PM
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Don't buy cheap walmart batteries. They won't hold up to the cold. Pay the money and get diehard or interstate batteries or something of that quality. Its -10f here right now and my 6mo walley batteries won't start the vehicle if it's not plugged in.. Kinda makes it hard to go on a over night snow machine trip.. Remember there are only about 6 battery makers in the world and they make batteries to what ever spec/price that people are willing to pay.. I should have done my homework before buying batteries.. Now I'm going to be buying them again.. Btw the current batteries are warranty replacements for the ones that were in the truck for 6 months last winter. By summer one battery wouldn't charge above 6v. The other 11v.
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Die-Hards Gold are the way to go. 900 cca's and attitude. I have one in a '91 gasser and it is now going on year 9 without a hint of going bad. I have put two sets in my '97 obs after the factory ones kicked the bucket at year 2 1/2. I figure I still have 2 more years on the current ones, and I plow snow in the winter. Remember, always replace in pairs no matter what you choose.
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