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Old 02-14-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Need a new battery. Need advice on what to get?

Alright everyone so I need a new battery. Mine has about kicked the bucket after 6 great years. Now, I haven't had to replace the battery in my truck yet and I am unsure what brands are good or what type of battery I should get. I do need one with quite a bit of juice ample enough to run all 4 fog lights(100watt a piece), 1000watt amp powering 2 10" subs, cb radio, and the truck. The battery I have now has lasted a long time but has seemed quite weak since adding all 4 fogs, and I potentially would like to get new headlights at some point, possibly hids.

So what brand is great for a lot of umf ?
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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I've had great luck with the optima brand
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I'd really like to keep it at about $200, I might be able to squeeze a little more but I dunno. I have heard great things about optima, but I've also heard (only from one guy at the parts store) that he didn't care for his optima. Said was overpriced and that all you pay for is the colored top. But another guy he worked with argued with him saying it was one of the best on the market right now.
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IF you have the cashola i would say screw Optima and get Odyssey battery.

get a diehard platinum. odyssey rebranded and bout 100 bucks cheaper. got one in mine and paid a little over 200 for it
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get a diehard platinum. odyssey rebranded and bout 100 bucks cheaper. got one in mine and paid a little over 200 for it
Ok, sweet what was the model number on that bad boy btw?
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Ok, sweet what was the model number on that bad boy btw?

i want to say a group 35?


http://www.sears.com/diehard-platinu...1&blockType=G1
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National Battery is what I use and no issues at all and I lived in utah where it has hot summers and real cold winters
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I got a pre taco. 93 pickup to be exact. What eating should I need looking at?
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Those of you that have had an Optima, how long a life have you experienced with the battery?
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Please see Section 7 on the Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ on www.batteryfaq.org for more information about buying a replacement battery.
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