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Old 10-17-2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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how long after did you guys change yours???? mine is a 06 never changed yet
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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My 05 battery lasted 5 years. The date on the battery was from 04. There wasn't any sign of my battery failing. I stopped at a store, came out & nothing. No clicking sound, no dash lights, nothing, just dead.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:19 PM   #3
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I have an 07, Just swapped it out for a red top. nothing wrong with the stocker though.
I think 5-ish years is normal but some see 10 years before failing
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:08 PM   #4
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nahhh, ok which optima should i get for my truck the red or the yellow????
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:11 PM   #5
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My 05 battery lasted 5 years. The date on the battery was from 04. There wasn't any sign of my battery failing. I stopped at a store, came out & nothing. No clicking sound, no dash lights, nothing, just dead.
X2, My truck is an 05 and I just changed it a couple weeks ago. Exact same thing.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:10 AM   #6
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The red top is marketed as a starting battery, the yellow top it marketed as a deepcell heavy electrical load battery. If you are going to run a winch and a big stereo and a buncha lights, get the yellow top. Im going to run a dual set up as I have a extra yellow top.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:22 AM   #7
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Just swapped out stock battery out of my 05 this weekend. Started at the house, the gas station, then nothing at the next stop. No warning signs at all. Had the battery tested and tested bad.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:34 AM   #8
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Still running the stock battery in my '07 and getting nervous about all the sudden failures... I'm starting to wonder when I'm going to be stranded, or more importantly where I'll be.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:56 AM   #9
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my 06 got replaced earlier this year, but i have a sub and winch and lights so im really happy with how long it lasted i am a gluten for punishment so i didn't upgrade it, lets see how fast 2 winches can kill a battery!
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:43 AM   #10
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here another question though, how hard is the install??? i seen where they had to mod the terminals for the yellow, any help???
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:30 AM   #11
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This is scary shite. When did batteries start to just die instantaneously ? They use to warn you by cranking slowly. What would be the best way to protect yourself ? Carry a spare battery after 4 year or just replace it after 4 years, lose a year of service and be safe.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:59 AM   #12
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had my '05 battery in for 4 years before I got an Optima Red Top 75 series...no signs of failing and I had to get a jump just to get it started...

but I blame it on the heat of Vegas especially during the summer...105*F+ temps kill the batteries really quickly...
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:49 AM   #14
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Still running the original battery dated 11th month of '04. No issues yet....I hope I get another winter out of it. I may use the load tester on it before the snow flies, just to be sure.
I think we have a load tester at work. It that a sure thing ? If it passes you're good to go for the winter ?
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:28 AM   #15
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mine took a shit last year. now i have an optima
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:07 PM   #16
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i have an 06. stock battery. i had the battery load tested and it is still kicking arse. it isnt perfectly healthy, but it is still showing strong life.

i bet the moment i take it into some harsh enviornment (hot or cold) it will die.
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Mine just went.....Put a die hard platinum in.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:08 PM   #19
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mine battery called it quits about 2 months ago and bought an optima, was sold the wrong size so i returned it and put a toyota battery in...mines an 06
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Where I live if a battery lasts three (3) years I am lucky...

The heat kills batteries, and they might start in the morning and by noon not even crank!

I check the water level (distilled) every month and top off the charge every couple of months just to be safe!

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