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Battery Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by george2pak, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    george2pak

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    I was searching on the forum to find some informations about what batteries did you guys upgrade to. I didn't find anything, so I decided to ask : What's the battery that you upgraded and why?
    This what came with the truck:
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    and this what I need to run , plus a CB,AC and radio:

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  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Optima Yellow Tops are great for winches and lots of electronics, they are kind of a deep cycle battery and kind of a regular car battery. I would recommend one of those.

    Others know A LOT more than me about this though... :eek:
     
  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    I was today at Orally and that's what they recomended. I wanna see what other member with more knowledge about batteries think.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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  5. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    Thanks Chipskip!
     
  6. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    Anybody into expeditions or longer term camping have any ideeas?
     
  7. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    :)
     
  8. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    I think I'll give it a try to Optima yellow top or Duralast Platinum.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    Please see Section 7 in the Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ on www.batteryfaq.org for more information on battery replacement and upgrades. If you have a lot of aftermarket electrical additions, please see Section 5 for more information on charging systems and Section 7.1.9 on dual battery systems.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    I called Napa to give me a price , they wanna it 230$ plus taxe for a
    Optima Yellow top size 35 . Three times more expensive that a regulations
    Battery. I have to do some looking around before I spend my money.
     
  12. Apr 9, 2012 at 5:00 AM
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    AGM, e.g., Optima, and Gel Cell VRLA batteries can be shipped by UPS, FedEx, etc. so you can usually find much better prices by shopping on the Internet.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    After consulting with TW members , this is what i got: Duralast Platinum. It's a little bigger that 27F but is got more cranking power. Will see if I made the right chose.

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  14. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    Less reserve capacity. Why not stick with the Truestart...great batteries.
     
  15. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    This is a dry cell battery!
     
  16. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    I shoped at Sears,Napa,O'rally & AutozoExne. Overall I think this was the best chose for me. Exide Select Orbital was also a option but didn't wanned to buy online.
     
  17. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    I just got a duralast gold this morning, I only run heads and fogs HIDs. and 4 50W HID's off road lights. We'll see how it holds up. If it takes a shit before the 3 years I'll take it back and get a new one for free.
     
  18. Apr 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    I spent so much money($182 with tax) on my duralast Platinum to make sure, if I'm in the middle of NOwhere my care will start.
     
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    Heat, vibration, sulfation and lack of water are the top premature killers of wet batteries. AGM batteries will go a long way to reduce these problems except heat.
     
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