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Replacement Batteries?

I know Optima, but don't want to pay $180 each for batteries. What other battery is everyone using? Should definately replace both, right?

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Yes you want to do both, a Die Hard Gold is the best bang Die Hard $104, 3 year full repalce. I went with the Platium cause I work at Sears and got a sweet deal and the golds that fit I sold the day prior.

Are they going in the 04 or 08? If the 08 warranty would be my first step.

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Duralast golds are nice

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Duralast golds are nice
Think they might have a better price tag as well.

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Duralast golds are nice
5Year warranty too IIRC. But if you have the few extra bucks to spend, the DieHard Golds are rated for 80 or 90 CCA more.
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What about Interstate Batteries?

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I am getting close to needing some new batteries as well. I was greatly considering the Optimas, but they are pretty expensive! I still might pull the trigger on them, I have seen those optima red tops perform and they are an impressive battery for sure!

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Went with NAPA. 1040 CCA @ 32 deg. 880 CCA @ 0 deg.
$105 each + tax. 75 mo. warranty. 18 mo. direct replacement. The remainder is pro-rated.

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Die Hard Platinum. Need to replace both and dont go cheap or you'll be dead in the water. My dealer said that the factory batteries are only good for about 3 years. That's just about what I got out of mine.
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I just replaced my batteries last week. Went with CAT batteries. 5 year free replacement, paid around 240 for the pair. Our shop mechanic said that will probably be the last set of batteries I buy for the truck.
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