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Old 08-23-2010, 08:09 AM
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Budget Batteries?

Everyone raves about the yellow tops, but has anyone found a good low cost battery for their truck?
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:07 PM
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Kirkland's Best. Aka Costco Batteries. Like $65 a piece I think.
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:16 PM
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the costo batteries did rate very well in consumer reports if my memory serves me correctly. I just changed mine out for the Interstate Megatrons and they were 202.00 for both out the door...
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I am a big fan of Interstate batteries as well. They have always impressed me with their durability, but I wouldn't put them as a "budget" battery either. I finally splurged and got two yellow tops for mine, but the Interstate Megatrons would have been my second choice and are half the price.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:32 PM
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The die hard dry cells rated alot higher than optimas. But I have optimas and like them but the die hards were cheaper but didn't know that at the time I think they are die hard platinums or something like that
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Interstates are pretty good. Just got two new ones last ones lasted seven years.
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Actually the motorcraft ones last a long time
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:33 AM
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I'd call East Penn Manufacturing and see who has their batteries in your area, they will be restamped. Oreillys in my area on the gulf coast are restamped East Penns. 2yr direct replacement with another 5yr prorated.
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The die hard dry cells rated alot higher than optimas. But I have optimas and like them but the die hards were cheaper but didn't know that at the time I think they are die hard platinums or something like that
lol...he said BUDGET batteries

dont get me wrong, i got tired of cleaning corrosion off my terminals and went with dry cell...but they aint cheap by any measurement!
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Actually the motorcraft ones last a long time
my truck's got some motorcraft batteries that were installed on 12/1/04.

My alternator died recently, but other than that, the batteries are holding on strong....
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