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Is Odyssey worth the extra $ over DieHard Platinum?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Chris(NJ), Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Dec 7, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    Chris(NJ) [OP] Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    First Name:
    Usually in Central Jersey
    08 Indigo 4x4 DC OR
    Debadged, GC Mesh Grill, Yellow Fogs, Color Matched Headlights w/ Retros, Diff Breather Mod; mickey thompson classic IIs, 5100s, toytec springs, Dakar Leaf pack, ss brake lines, Lots more...just check the build page.
    I want to pick up a new battery. My stocker developed corrosion a few months ago and after cleaning it, has since come back about a month ago. With the cold weather already here, I'd like to be on the safe side and replace it.

    Comparing the DieHard Platinum (209.00 +/-) vs the Odyssey Dry Cell (255.00 +/-).
    The Odyssey comes closer to my stock battery in terms of physical size. The DieHard is 1" taller, and my Positive battery cable is already stretching to reach that! I'd almost have to run a new positive cable for this one. The Odyssey is essentially the same in heigh and width. Length is a bit shorter though.
    Odyssey VS DieHard
    880 CCA ---- 740 CCA
    135 min ---- 100 min
    68/2hr ---- 59/2hr

    So is the Odyssey really worth the extra $$ ? I'm reading that the DieHard Platinum is made by Odyssey, which is fine, but I'm comparing #s more than mfg here. Physical size and technical #s.
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 7:23 AM

    lasllc Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    SW Denver Burb
    13 SuperWhite DCSB Sport 4X4 Tow Pack
    SnugTop Super Sport, BedRug mat, Redline Tuning hood lifts, LED interior lights, 3D carpet protectors.
    I dont understand what you are asking : if you are conserned about specs because you need them, there is no question. Is it the warrenty that would sell you ? you cant beat Sears most of the time. If you need to rewire or splice your pos cable the money is a about even (considering your time to screw around with it). All batteries will show some or a lot of corrosion if the top and posts are not maintained, at least minimally.

    One of them fits and has better specs, one of them does not. What can you say ?
  3. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

    Apr 12, 2009
    First Name:
    Jacksonville Florida
    08 4x4 Double Cab TRD Rugged Trail
    CBI Moab 2.0, CBI Trail Rider 2.0, CBI sliders w/kickout, Superwinch EPi9.0S, OME sport shocks w/886 coils, OME n182, 1.5" aal, JasonBuilt 3/16th full belly skid, BuiltRight uca, Body Mount Chop, 285/75/16 km2's, Rear cat delete, exhaust crossover rerouted, Fog light anytime, Locker mod, Rear leaf tsb, Debadged, Uws Tool Box, Electric Exhaust Cutout, AFE Pro Dry S, Kiwi Wifi, Diff Breather Relocated, Grom Ipod Adapter, Dual Diehard platinum batteries isolated by BlueSea marine switch
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    asus611 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    03 Double Cab Prerunner
    I'm not sure if this helps, but I run a Costco/Kirkland Signature battery in my truck. I don't have a winch or an amp or aux lighting. I just wanted a battery.

    Anyway, my battery crapped out today, went back to Costco to buy another one, but I guess their car batteries have a 3 year 100% refund guarantee... but they also prorate the refund out to 100 months. My battery was 4 years old this month.. so I got something like 40% of my original purchase price back! I ended up getting a new Costco batter for $29. So financially, it worked out REALLY well for me. Granted, 4 years on a battery is not stellar performance, but for the money it worked out well.
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