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post #1 of 13 Old 09-26-2011, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
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Batteries

What are you guys running? How much? Where did you get them?

Mine are finally toast after almost 5.5 years . Now, my FICM is toast too


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
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* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker

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I use interstate megatrons but Deka batteries are just as good I hear. I have used optima batteries in my life and I have to say I hated them each time.

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As of Smoke show. Im using Walmart everstart maxxs.

Whatever you do dont use one made by Johnson Controls their QC sucks lately.

I havent had a JC or interstate battery last more than two years over the last decade or so.

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I have been through some interstates in the last few years so I agree. They just warranty them so its free or else i would change.

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My OE MC batteries lasted for over 5 years, maybe those are what I should go with, if they're not too expensive, that is. My neighbor gets a discount though . . JC makes the MC batteries too . Sounds like they have their hands in the building of several batteries. It's a crap shoot!

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* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker

Is it 2016 yet?
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There are only three or four companies that actually make car batteries. They just make them to the specs provided by whomever is OEM'ing them.

That said, I am running Autozome Duralast Gold batteries. They are also made by the same people as Interstate and Die Hard.

Mine are about two years old.

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I went with the Kirklands, for $85 ea, and they're 850 CCA


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker

Is it 2016 yet?
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Factory batts for me, this is my second set, i got 200k on the truck. however just for the heck of it I may throw interstate in this winter, my father loves them and has had them in his 7.3 since new, hes now got 400k on the truck.

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AC Delco Professional. I'm not saying they are the greatest batteries ever, but they offer the best warranty I've seen so far. 50 month replacement(not pro-rated). I have two of them, one was replaced under warranty about 8 months ago. I don't get another 50 months on the replacement, it goes by the original purchase date.They will be 50 months old in July 2012. I believe I payed 115.00 each. Living in FL, with the heat, I'm perfectly fine buying a new set every 50 months if I had to. I'm kinda actually hoping the other one goes before the warranty is up. That would give me at least 7-8 years for $115.00 each. Not bad

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