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Old 06-25-2012, 08:35 AM
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I need new batteries. Charging per scanII is fine. Are optima recommended, or are they a waste? Do I just need a good 750 I think it is HD cranking amps?

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:41 AM
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Interstate heavy duty. They make a special battery for a 6.0, due to excessive heat from motor.they have been going strong for 2 years now on my truck..
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:00 AM
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Interstates. Optimas seem to have problems in our rigs for some reason. At least that's what the general concensus is on this forum.
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Nearly four years on my Interstates right now. But my original Motorcrafts lasted over five...
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I went through 2 sets of Optima's in 2.5 years. I wouldn't recommend them for our trucks.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:37 AM
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My go-to recommendation these days are the Die Hard Platinums. Pretty tough to beat a rebadged Odyssey PC1750. Odyssey batteries > *
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:53 AM
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My go-to recommendation these days are the Die Hard Platinums. Pretty tough to beat a rebadged Odyssey PC1750. Odyssey batteries > *
I love my Platinums, over 1 1/2 years old.
My truck has never started so quick.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:12 PM
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I love my Platinums, over 1 1/2 years old.
My truck has never started so quick.
They're tough to beat. Especially given that they won't fail on you if you happen to fully drain them. That's a huge perk, especially with the dependency of the FICM health on the health of the batteries.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:08 PM
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I have the auto zone gold batteries, they have been good for over a year now. They were recommended to me.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:05 PM
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Can't beat deka batteries! I should know I work for them, had a set in my rig for a while now no issues!
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