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Need a new battery. Need advice on what to get?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Pope953, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Feb 14, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 [OP] That's a fact Jack!

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    Wesley
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    35% up front, 20% in the back window tint, 15" Mickey Thompson bullet hole wheels, with 31x10.5 Firestone Destination A/T tires. Glass Pack, High Flow Cat, S&B CAI, Custom Light Bar with 4 fog lights. 2 10" Rockford Fosgate P2 subs with 1000 watt Rockford Fosgate Amp, CB.
    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 ?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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    Crazy Chuckster

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    I have always been a fan of Optima batteries.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    bubba353z

    bubba353z Titles? We don't need no stinkin' titles.

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    Optimas are really good - I like Interstate batteries too.

    Sounds like you need a high output alternator with all those lights / amps.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Loco38SUP

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    It sounds like you need an Optima Blue Top for all those electronics. Also have you installed an inline capacitor for your audio system?

    RJM
     
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