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What does everyone run for batteries?

I was just wondering what everyone runs for batteries in there trucks/Ex's. I have Oddessey's in both my suv's. They are a dry cell AGM battery with 930cca. They seem to do the job.

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In my 00 I run the Diehard Platinum batteries which are re-branded Odyssey's and much less expensive. I also have a 2400 Kinetik which will auto jumpstart the primaries if needed.

In my 95 I have some cheep Costco batteries that somehow recovered after the truck sat for 1.5 years. The batteries registered less than 1v when I got the truck. How they manage to start the truck when it's 25* outside still baffles me.

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That's crazy. They are the same battery at half the price.lol Do you like them? How long have you had them?

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That's crazy. They are the same battery at half the price.lol Do you like them? How long have you had them?

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I have had them for about a year. No complaints yet, but I am bias toward SLA batteries.

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I have had them for about a year. No complaints yet, but I am bias toward SLA batteries.
Why are you bias towards SLA? That is good technology. Optima's and Oddessy's are able to handle a high rate of charge unlike Gel's. They are good in many different applications. I also use AGM's at home for my backup power unit.

How do you have the Kinetik wired in. That is also a AGM battery isn't it?

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Optima Red tops...they have more cranking amps than most average batts

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Why are you bias towards SLA? That is good technology. Optima's and Oddessy's are able to handle a high rate of charge unlike Gel's. They are good in many different applications. I also use AGM's at home for my backup power unit.

How do you have the Kinetik wired in. That is also a AGM battery isn't it?
Wasn't really thinking when I said that, AGM are valve regulated. Should have just said I don't like dealing flooded batteries. Too much work and too much mess.

The Kinetik is setup to power my amps and air compressor. It is connected with 4/0 through a 500a relay and a battery isolator controller. The controller connects the aux battery for charging when the voltage hits ~13.5 or if the starter is engaged with the main batteries at a low voltage.

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