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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

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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

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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 2:07 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.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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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.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    Gunna have to disagree with you....
    [​IMG]
    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.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    Is that actual size? If so, I could get behind that.
     
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