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Old 02-26-2007, 10:12 PM
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Needing new batteries

Any objections to Les Schwab or Kirkland from Costco? Or any other suggestions?
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:55 PM
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Personnally, I'd go with Optima. I have one Optima that I got when I ordered my intake. I like it and will be replacing the other battery with an Optima one of these days. They are expencive, but NICE batterys and have a lot of CCA's!
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:40 AM
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if you can afford it Optima is the way to go. I also like interstate.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:17 AM
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I am partial to Interstate. Have used them for years and of all the Batteries I have used Interstate has the lowest failure rate. Also would replace both batteries at the same time.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:27 AM
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Thanks for the input. I also like Interstate, we use them in the rigs at work. I've always wanted Optima, if I can do better then 250 bones at the dealership, then I'll go with that. I probably have to remove the whole air box deal that surrounds the battery though huh? Thanks again. Say, doesn't Optima have some sort of awsome warranty also, better than your average warranty?

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Old 02-27-2007, 09:35 AM
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Definitely optima, but not really required.....
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:50 AM
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you don't have to remove the whole airbox just the cover that snaps in place.
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:55 PM
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im running some big Interstates and love them...forgot to plug my truck in this winter and cranked on it for about hr and half total with no sign of losing cranking power only thing i dont like about them is the green color lol...
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:07 PM
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I have a Blue top, deep cycle, 1000 CCA Optima in my Jeep that I bought in 1996. After years of winch abuse, cranking my jeep up the side of a mountain while in gear, doing the same on the boat ramps with a 20' Nitro bass boat on it, and even using it to emergency arc weld with, it's still kicking. If you can afford them, they are worth every penny. I destroyed two batteries in a year winching before I got the Optima.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:46 PM
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I bought a pair of Walmart Maxx batteries they are only a couple months old but they can crank the starter like crazy even in the sub-zero weather we had a few weeks ago. Cost $75 each and have a 2 year replacement warranty. I believe they are 1000 amp at 32 deg and 850 amp at 0 deg.
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