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Old 01-07-2010, 08:20 PM
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Batteries.. CCA?

I am interested in knowing what kind of batteries or atleast starting battery that you have on your trucks. I have a 440CCA battery and when it's under twenty degrees my truck will not start without the battery draining and having to put a charger and/or jump on it. While hooked up it will start with another truck or charger. What would you personally recommend on my truck.. good batteries not cheap ****.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:23 PM
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You should have Almost double that CCA!
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The original equipment batteries that these trucks come with, are 750 CCAs each. I always upsell 850 CCAs on any trucks that show up on my doorstep needing them. And I ALWAYS replace them in pairs.
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What about optima red top batteries?? considering i have a rather hefty stereo system in it and do a LOT of cold weather starts..
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If you want to spend the money on them go right ahead.
the point is You have about half the CCA that the rest of the diesel world has.
Get 750cca or higher, and right away you'll notice that your truck has no problem cranking at any temp.
Most Good Batteries have warranties. so find two with a warranty or guarantee with atleast 750CCA and put them in. if your stereo system is too dope for 2 standard batteries, then get your money back and get Red Tops. or a 3rd battery, or a 2nd altenator, or dont blast ur radio when the trucks not on.
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Mine have 850 a piece, can listen to the radio with brights on while fishing for longer than I can stand to fish in the night, and it'll start right up.... I forgot to plug it in the other day, took me 5 mins to get it to start, and the cranking never slowed on them.
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What about optima red top batteries?? considering i have a rather hefty stereo system in it and do a LOT of cold weather starts..
Go with (2) new 850cca batteries 65N series. Also the Optimas are more because they're suited for off-road use....the way they're constructed (gelled platelets as opposed to liquid)...they are no better in terms of cca than any other leading battery brand. Nothing wrong with Motorcrafts battery, come with a decent warranty.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:16 AM
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My batteries went completely flat last month, just when the cold weather hit. The originals were 750s, replaced them with two 850s. The weathers been particularly cold lately but starting hasn't been an issue. Starts better now then it did in the fall.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:20 AM
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850 CCA minimum in my opinion.....I use AZ duralast gold's work great, warranty is awesome, replaced no questions asked.......even though my alternator killed them and they knew that because they tested the alternator
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850 CCA minimum in my opinion.....I use AZ duralast gold's work great, warranty is awesome, replaced no questions asked.......even though my alternator killed them and they knew that because they tested the alternator
Same here. Mine went bad and I had the 3 year free replacement warranty on em. Two brand new batts and then a new alternator w/lifetime warranty.
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