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post #1 of 14 Old 09-22-2007, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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need new batterys

getting ready to put new batterys in my truck and just want to find out what other guys are using. I want to get quality batts at a decent price.
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I've got duralast gold tops.

Just get as many CCA's as possible. The closer to 1000 the better!

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If you can afford it, go ahead and get some optimas.

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Napa gave me the best price. I think there 850 CCA
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Napa used to make good batteries(Napa Legend), I dont know who they are using now, used to be Exide. I replace a lot of Duralast batteries that are not very old where I work. I would recommend Interstate, they are a little more $ but I have been using them for almost 20 years and have very few problems.
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I got some good batteries from International. I cracked one of them good and its just bouncing around in there not tied down.. still working!!
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If you can afford it, go ahead and get some optimas.
That is what I would do. If you can't get that, get atleast 1000 CCA or more if you can. I think someone already said that too though

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Just go to walmart and buy the Everlast MAXX batteries.... here is a comparison...

Motorcraft MAXX
99.99 each -- 3 year Free replacement - 100 month prorate -- 875 CCA each

Everlast MAXX
62.36 each -- 3 year Free replacement - 108 month prorate (9 years!!!)-- 850 CCA each

The Everlast batteries have are cheaper and have a better warranty and just about exactly the same CCA as the OE batteries for less than $135 with tax!!!

and if you ever yave a problem with them, Walmart's are EVERYWHERE! I know everyone probably hates Walmart - but their batteries are made by Interstate or whoever -- just packaged with their logo.. (look on the battery to see which manufacture it is)

I see no need to drop $300 + on Optima's or $200 + on Motorcraft when the Everlast batteries have a longer warranty crank dang good!

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Personally I have seen alot of Motocraft batteries last 7-10 years and you can buy them at Oreilly's Atuo Parts stores, personally I opted to modify the battery trays to hold a 31 series fleet battery, they have about 1100 CCA and we have really good luck with them at work.

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