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another battery thread

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rendog, Sep 6, 2009.

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what damn battery

Poll closed Oct 6, 2009.
  1. optima

    12 vote(s)
    34.3%
  2. odyssey

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. interstate

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  4. die hard

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. autozone

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  6. not listed (everstart, napa, kirkland, etc.)

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:03 PM
    #1
    rendog

    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    considering overall warranty, price, reliability, battery life, customer service, convenience (adapters, hold-down's), etc.

    let's see it...
     
  2. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Given those criteria, I think this is the best:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    dwzild

    dwzild Well-Known Member

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    Any battery with a model called the MegaTron is cool in my book.
    They really are good batteries, but I heard they started getting stingy with their warranty returns within the last year or so.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I use Orbital batteries.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    rendog

    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    lol yah forgot to list chinese duracells on there too :D

     
  6. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    rendog

    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    why orbital
     
  7. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Seemed they had better reviews than Optima.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    rendog

    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    i've read that napa batteries are made by exide
     
  9. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    rendog

    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    yah been reading good things about interstates. getting stingy with warranties? i'm curious...

     
  10. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    kinetik batteries are good...as a matter of fact i have one up for sale ;)
     
  11. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    PowerMaster is my first and last choice.
     
  12. Sep 6, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    rendog

    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    kinetiks look good but expensive as shit
     
  13. Sep 6, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    just for the daily driver. 10" JL sub. that's it. no winches, no off road lights or anything. just lookin for a good replacement for OEM
     
  14. Sep 6, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    travelingman

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    I've had pretty good luck with NAPA batteries.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    To me brand is secondary. I'll always get the best they offer.
    What is important is that they have an outlet near me and is open.
    I had an Interstate (good battery) die on me on a Friday night and the dealers weren't open till Monday to replace it! So, I buy mostly Diehards from Sears.
    Most batteries are made from the same main companies with Exide being the largest.
    So I voted Diehard.
    By the way, around here if I get three full years I call myself lucky. Due to our heat, that kills batteries...:infantry:

    Yuma Taco,
     
  16. Sep 7, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    For as many battery sellers, there is only a few factories making them. I may be wrong ,but any auto supply store is a rebadge,thats not a bad thing though. Usually its Excide. Like Yuma said, look for one that sells close/good warranty
     
  17. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    I prefer double D's :D
     
  18. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    I use Exide Orbital as well, better review than optimas, I think XR-Ace is selling his for a good price.

    Edit: Look into the sears Die Hard Platinum, They are just a re badged Odyssey battery for a fraction of the price.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    rendog

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    so anyways i went with the napa legend cause interstate's closed for labor day & i need a battery quick so i can go to work tomorrow.

    napa reviews seemed ok. read somewhere that they're made by exide. not sure how true that is, though.

    2 year free replacement, 7 year pro rate warranty.
    640 Cold Cranking Amps and 100 Reserve Capacity.

    not bad for $90.00, but we'll see how it goes.

    good input though guys, thanks & keep it comin. battery research is a bitch.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    TacoNut

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    Gunna have to disagree with you....
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    one of those will start your truck, porwe your lights, power your winch, and still have enough left over to use as electrified fetish nipple clamps.
     
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