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post #1 of 40 Old 12-10-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone want to recommend a battery? I went out to start my truck today and it it would barely turn over, and when it did start it started romping like hell. Date on the batteries are 2003,

Not sure if it is the cold that got to them, old age, or the belt that is slipping on my alt.

But anyway, running down to NAPA tomorrow to pick up some new batts.
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Optima's if you have the money otherwise Autozone or Costco cause they have good warranty's. Make sure you get more than whats rated for cold cranking amps. Get the top of the line wherever you go though.
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Money isn't an issue, parents are paying for it.

Should 800 cold cranking amps be enough?
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I'd just got to autozone and get duralast golds... They are good. Also if it is really cold out any truck will romp a few times. You should see mine start up

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I think it is.

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I'd just got to autozone and get duralast golds... They are good. Also if it is really cold out any truck will romp a few times. You should see mine start up
Never romped before, never had the EBPV kick on either.

Just looked online at them, those suckers are expensive, remind me to get my parents to buy some new ones before they sell the truck to me.

I'll go with optima's if I see them. I bet the kenworth place at the TA would have some batteries too, but are those too big for our trucks?
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optimas are more then 2 of the duralast golds.... last I checked

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if you buy anything other than optima yellow tops you are pissing away your money. BEST battery(s) I have ever had. Have one in my car that charges like crap because of the underdrive pulley and that battery is 9 yrs old.....yeah I said 9. Sits out in the cold all year and ALWAYS starts right up. My powerstroke has 1 brand new optima yellow top and the other one is 7 yrs old. Funny thing is when load tested they check out within 25cca of each other. NEVER have a issue in the powerstroke. I have seen a few red tops fail but I have always had great luck with yellow tops. You do what you want but Im tellin ya yellow tops are the way to go IMHO.

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Also my duralast I had for 8 years till one went bad. The other was still good.

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if you buy anything other than optima yellow tops you are pissing away your money. BEST battery(s) I have ever had. Have one in my car that charges like crap because of the underdrive pulley and that battery is 9 yrs old.....yeah I said 9. Sits out in the cold all year and ALWAYS starts right up. My powerstroke has 1 brand new optima yellow top and the other one is 7 yrs old. Funny thing is when load tested they check out within 25cca of each other. NEVER have a issue in the powerstroke. I have seen a few red tops fail but I have always had great luck with yellow tops. You do what you want but Im tellin ya yellow tops are the way to go IMHO.
Yellow tops have less cranking amps then red tops.
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