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im going to be driving from alaska through canada in feb. my batterys now are fine for the mild neg temps but it can average -35 if not colder going through canada. anyone have any suggestions on batterys. optima or normal, just curious
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You really cannot go wrong with dual 1000cca optimas... Except in the bank account. If you can afford it go for it
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this is brought up almost every day. just search. I use Interstates cause i get them really cheap. **** paying 180 dollars for each optima. I paid half that for two interstates.

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FWIW, I just had my 3.5 yr old set of 850 CCA batteries checked my local shop with their electronic tester. They both tested "marginal" at ~680 CCA. They didn't strongly recommend that I changed them and offered me two options. $70 for a 700 CCA or $83 for 850 CCA. Of course I wouldn't touch the 700 CCA's. Both of them were Johnson Control brand that this shop private labeled.

Especially if you had access to a plug in for your block heater I don't think I would worry about the Optima. I added a 5 amp battery maintainer to my old Mercedes diesel that I plug in when I plug in the block heater which really seemed to help things as I started off with a fully charged battery every morning. I'm going to do the same thing to 7.3.

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thanks guys, and yea i see this topic brought up alot but not usually the temp extremes im going to see.

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