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Old 11-13-2012, 08:47 AM
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What batteries are you running?

It's getting cold out now and I would like to know what everyone is running? And what the CCA's are on them. I want to replace mine soon, they seem to start a little slower on cold mornings. Date code on mine are 8/10. Thanks in advance
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:00 PM
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i initially had interstates with 1000 cca. they were toast after two years. so the dealer replaced them with a pair of 850 cca under warranty. the 1000s didnt work so he thought that the "thicker plates" in the 850 would make a difference. so far, its been good, but its only been a year.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:18 PM
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I have a pair I bought last month from a local battery shop. They are re-labled 850 CCA Dekas. So far they seem to be doing well. Had some cheap *** Sam's Club Energizers in it before that.
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A few months ago I installed the Optima Red Tops #SC34U. They are smaller in size but so far so good and the will not leak. I think the are 800 or 850 CCA. They are not cheap but I can't stand the corrosion issues. When the time comes I plan to put the Yellow Tops in the Excursion.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:24 AM
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I ran Diehard Golds in my 95 and now have them in my 04. Never had an issue.
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I've had good luck with interstates batteries. I had 5 trouble free years on a set until they froze last year during a full week of bellow zero, the new set havnt missed a beat either
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Thanks for the replies!
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I just bought the Napa Premium batteries..

IIRC they are 1050 CCA
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:36 AM
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I had very good luck with the replacement Motorcraft batteries. I have bought them exclusively for the X since new. I use other brands in my other trucks, but have been extremely pleased with the MCs in the X.
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