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post #1 of 15 Old 08-04-2010, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Time for new batteries...

I know this has been asked a bunch of times on the .org, but I figured I would find out what batteries fellow 6.4 owners are running. Mine are starting to really get weak. I really like the Optima red tops, and have seen them start vehicles when they shouldn't. However, there are many options these days, and hopefully some cheaper ones. I often use Interstates on peoples vehicles, but most of the time it is at the customers request.

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i dont have A SINGLE good thing to say about interstate batteries.
We ran them at work just because they were discounted, they suck.

I second the optima red top motion! I love mine, just got them saturday! truck fires up like its nothing, and (not sure) but i think it caused just a bit better fuel milage, i made my same every other day 45 minute trip, and i didnt burn hardly any fuel


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Die Hard Platinums.... They are AGM similar to the optimas. Plus if you ever need them replaced, its just a trip to sears.
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i had optima red and yellow tops and they have both sucked... didnt last more than a year or two... after that i stuck with motorcraft and they have handled great
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I would go with Motorcraft mine lasted 7 years!! Now I have Duralast's and they succkkk.

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I would go with Motorcraft mine lasted 7 years!! Now I have Duralast's and they succkkk.
7 years? ehhhh...thats really hard to believe. I only hope mine last that long but usually just 3 years.


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Optima red tops.... I had one for over 6 years in VEGAS..... 120 degree heat in the summer and it never let me down. The truck(old truck that is) even sat for a period of time while I was deployed for 5-6 months every year.

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I went with Interstates, and they've been great, but I'd probably go Motorcraft in the future. The lower 750 CCA rating they use for diesel applications means they're a heavier-duty battery than the Interstate 875s.

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It sounds like the Optima's are well liked. I am definitely open to different options, I was just curious what others were running. Raul, you are one of the first people I've heard who have had issues with the Optima's. Is it possible that something else killed them?
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Unless you go offroad at high angles the Optimas are overpriced.

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