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Old 08-31-2007, 07:27 PM
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I've got a question about some batteries. I'm going to be getting my winch in a few days and think that I'll be needing some new batteries. I haven't ever changed the batteries that were in my truck when I purchased it. I've read alot about the Optima battery. What amperage would I need? Red or Yellow top? 720 for the yellow and 800 for the red? Anything better out there? Are they a good battery or just something that's been hyped up and is worthless? Thanks for the help and info.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:03 PM
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I had 2 red top optima's in my old service truck and they were without a doubt the best batteries I ever had. Living in Canada, the winters can get **** cold and I'll tell you, they always started that old 7.3. I've used them to boost heavy equipment, tractors, etc. and they never failed. I'd go to them in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:06 PM
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Everything that I can pull up on em makes em sound great. I need something that will start my truck when it gets around -30* below...(don't know what the conversion to Celcius is.)
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:12 PM
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I think you need 750's or 850's.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:13 PM
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Do they make 850d? Biigest i saw were 800s wehere would be the best placve to get em?
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:24 PM
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The blue top is 1000 CCA. I've had one on my Jeep since 97. Still kicking ten years later. And I have abused it beyond belief with my winch and other stupid things I wont mention. I've even used it to do trailside welding and that's not even the worst its been through. If you don't mind the price then I doubt they can be beat. They might outlast your truck though.
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