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View Poll Results: What is the best battery on the market for the 7.3
Optima 9 33.33%
Interstate 7 25.93%
Die-Hard 2 7.41%
Other, Please explain! 9 33.33%
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post #1 of 37 Old 07-19-2008, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Best Batteries PART 2

Okay I have to buy new batteries and I'm undecided as to what to get. I have replaced mine with the Motorcraft two years ago and one is already bad. I've heard bad things about Optima for the 7.3. What about Die-Hard, Interstate, etc..
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dont shoot me but I'm going to say A/C Delco .. I have them in the wreckers at work we get 5 or 6 years out of them... I run 2 1000 cca Delcos in my 79 as well they are on their 4th year and I have had no issues.. I'm waiting for my 2 Interstates to go in the F250 I will be installing 2 1000 cca Delco's in it as well


oh as far as interstate thats what I have now they are 2 years old Im sure they will be replaced this winter as I noticed the truck cranks slower and slower daily...lol Its not the starter its only drawing 280-300 amps

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my walmart brand batteries are the best. somethin like 1400 cold crank amps. 3 or 5 yr warrantie cant remember. but there great

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I bought a set of John Deere RoadGuard Batteries. I think they got like 875 CA, i forget what the CCA are.

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Optima are unreliable I would stay far away from them.
Interstate and Diehard are made by Johnson controls and are very reliable.
The best batteries that I have every used are the Autozone Duralast Gold and
they to are made by Johnson controls.
Excide batteries are total crap.

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Motorcraft for me... had Optima yellow tops before and they didnt last worth you know what...
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I went with the Everstart yellow ones from Wal Mart, they are not too bad, maybe not the best, but Wal Marts warranty sure is. I think on those it is 3 year OTC replacement, no pro rating Most of the time WM is a hassle free return.

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