DieHard Platinum still made by Odyssey? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-01-2011, 05:48 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 1,068
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
DieHard Platinum still made by Odyssey?

Well I'm due for some new batteries and I don't want to go cheap. the only brands I am considering are
-Odyssey (or sears platinum if Odyssey still makes them)
-Interstate
-Maybe Costco (cheap with good warranty, if the warranty is the same as it used to be)

Does Odyssey still made the Platinum diehard battery?

I know these threads pop up all the time but I did a search and they were all old posts! What would you buy?

why the heck is the group 65 Odyssey $300 each and the Diehard only $219? doesn't seem right if they are the same.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-01-2011, 07:16 AM
Banned
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to ToMang07
I have the Die Hard (Gold) and love them..... 880CCA and definately shortened craniking when starting!

Sears had the best Waranty I found, too!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-02-2011, 05:15 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Walpole, MA
Posts: 1,296
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to rufushusky
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrispaine View Post
why the heck is the group 65 Odyssey $300 each and the Diehard only $219? doesn't seem right if they are the same.
Last time I checked the Platinums are still made by odyssey. Sears can sell them cheaper cause of economies of scale. Sears can sell a ton and thus can buy a ton of batteries..the more you buy the less each costs and thus the less you can sell it for.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-02-2011, 08:32 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 137
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Check out the Ford Batteries. I bought two in March and they have and AMAZING warranty. 3 yr free replacement and 8 year pro-rated
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-02-2011, 05:01 PM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manor, TX
Posts: 2,663
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I have the Odyssey/Diehard in my SD and intended to put a set in my OBS to replace the Costco batteries but they just won't die. When I bought my OBS, it had been sitting for over a year and showed <1v on my meter. Batteries were just out of warranty, I think 3 years. I charged them up and have been driving it for almost a year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-03-2011, 08:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northern CA, half way between Redding & Sacramento
Posts: 600
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrispaine View Post
Well I'm due for some new batteries and I don't want to go cheap. the only brands I am considering are
-Odyssey (or sears platinum if Odyssey still makes them)
-Interstate
-Maybe Costco (cheap with good warranty, if the warranty is the same as it used to be)

Does Odyssey still made the Platinum diehard battery?

I know these threads pop up all the time but I did a search and they were all old posts! What would you buy?

why the heck is the group 65 Odyssey $300 each and the Diehard only $219? doesn't seem right if they are the same.
I am very happy with the Sears Platinum batteries. Can't beat the warranty. But on the other hand, I got a little over 10 years of service out of the original Motorcraft batteries.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 09-03-2011, 08:53 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 980
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I bought Motorcraft a few months ago for less than $400 for the pair. No problems starting at all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 09-03-2011, 09:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,365
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I am happy with my autozone duralast gold's. my bad alternator killed a set, and they swapped them out, no hassle. second set is great, first set was great too, but like I said, my alt killed them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 09-17-2011, 02:51 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Somewhere around Atlanta
Posts: 3,341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Im goin with the Platinums when it comes time. Powerstrokenation had a whole thread on rating batteries and how theyre made and so forth. Had input from guys that used to work for these car battery companies and make them, and hands down, Odyssey/Diehard Platinum were the best, not to mention made in usa.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors