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OEM Battery Life

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Elkhound, Apr 3, 2013.

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7 Year Old OEM Battery Replacement

Poll closed May 3, 2013.
  1. Replace now as a precaution.

    41.2%
  2. Run it until it dies.

    58.8%
  1. Oct 21, 2013 at 4:10 AM
    #61
    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger Devout Atheist

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    Bestop canopy, hood struts, relocated 7-pin, 3" Toytec spacer/AAL, 265/75 16 Yokohama Geolander ATS, Hi-Lift mounted in bed, fog light mod, turn signal mod, locker mod, driver seat mag light mount, step bars, reinforced tailgate, ABS kill switch, black grill surround, bed lights, Brute Force front
    Always on, with a switch. They were add-ons.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2013 at 7:55 AM
    #62
    showpare

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    Took my own advice last weekend after seeing that my battery was original equipment. Replaced after a test. 400 CCA and sagging voltage.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2013 at 8:49 AM
    #63
    Shadetree

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    Thanks. I wonder how much current that added to the truck's OEM parasitic load and the battery's self discharge?
     
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