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Redneck Lincoln
01-03-2009, 02:46 PM
INSTALLING A WARN 8274 ON MY FORD. ANY RECOMMANDATIONS ON WHAT BATTERY TO USE? OTHER THAN OPTIMA?

m j
01-03-2009, 02:50 PM
biggest CCA deep cycle you can find, maybe 2 of them if you can fit them.
winching hard will drain the battery completely.

dirka dave
01-03-2009, 03:40 PM
2 6volt in series is greater CCA than any 12volt (automotive style)if you are serious about power and have the space....

Or an 8d or 4d heavyduty..

I run an optima yellow isolated from everything as a backup...

4Lo
01-03-2009, 03:45 PM
So can u actually drain the batter completely winching even if the motor is running??

dirka dave
01-03-2009, 03:47 PM
Depends on your charging system.....

Winch draws about 450amps (under load)....typical charging system is about 85amps, trucks draw about 20 amps to run.... so yes.

m j
01-03-2009, 03:53 PM
on a quick tug to get unhooked it isnt going to happen, but on a real recovery, or in mud, it is a sure thing.

B
01-03-2009, 04:00 PM
what's wrong will an optima ? ... just wondering ive always had good luck with the yellow top's ...

MUD CHILD
01-03-2009, 06:12 PM
When your wheeling there is only one battery... YELLOW TOP OPTIMA[f]

Josh_M
01-03-2009, 06:31 PM
Get a better alternator as well, just did a 3g swap on my mustang, it puts out 135 amps so itd be a big help winching (though i dont winch the stang)

4Lo
01-03-2009, 07:53 PM
Depends on your charging system.....

Winch draws about 450amps (under load)....typical charging system is about 85amps, trucks draw about 20 amps to run.... so yes.

So even if you were to keep the revs up in a real recovery the possibility of the motor stalling is still there?

Sorry it's the first year I have had a winch and I have not used it all that much so this is somewhat new to me the whole current and draw aspect.

gavman
01-03-2009, 08:08 PM
So even if you were to keep the revs up in a real recovery the possibility of the motor stalling is still there?

Sorry it's the first year I have had a winch and I have not used it all that much so this is somewhat new to me the whole current and draw aspect.

Post pics please:happy0045:

Yeah you can easily deplete your battery easily winching under heavy load.
A big alternator helps, but you have to keep a watch on the voltage level.

4Lo
01-03-2009, 08:15 PM
Go blow something up irishman.

dirka dave
01-03-2009, 08:48 PM
what's wrong will an optima ? ... just wondering ive always had good luck with the yellow top's ...


I have been having problems with my red top in the cold...

4Lo
01-03-2009, 09:02 PM
INSTALLING A WARN 8274 ON MY FORD. ANY RECOMMANDATIONS ON WHAT BATTERY TO USE? OTHER THAN OPTIMA?


I believe there is a company in bby that sells or manufactures polar batteries. Apparantly they are really good. They sell deep cycle as well. I was told that they are cheaper than the yellow tops and have a really good warranty.


edit: yup here is the link http://www.polarbattery.com/

DeeDee
01-03-2009, 10:08 PM
I have been having problems with my red top in the cold...make sense the red is starter batt nevber ment to get below 15 % of charged ... drain to nothing and they will only come back a few times the blue and yellow are ment to take the deep drain and come back so if all your truck is running of the red and you have heat and wiper's andf sterio cranked and light n of course it's gonna be haveing troubles keeping up cuase u shut the truck of when ever you get anyware throw a charger on it overnight and it will pick back up mang ...[cheers]

Redneck Lincoln
01-03-2009, 11:15 PM
thanks for all the advice, also had a guy tell me to install a battery isolator to prevent draining start batt...

Vastier
01-04-2009, 11:54 AM
thanks for all the advice, also had a guy tell me to install a battery isolator to prevent draining start batt...

That will double as an anti theft device as well [36]

1980supreme
01-04-2009, 02:11 PM
Not sure if anyone's mentioned it... but there are a few companies that are better than optima.

Not saying there's anything wrong with optima, but Odyssey and kinetik make better batteries and both will come highly recommended by car audio guys and there are many car audio systems that pull more than 500A.

lots of guys end up using marine fuses/ isolators and whatnot to be able to handle the load.

i've never seen kinetik locally, but you can get odyssey around here.

WagoneerXJ
01-05-2009, 04:37 AM
I love my Optima Yellow...never been able to kill it.

canuckxj
01-07-2009, 02:32 PM
I run a 9.5ti winch off a blue top optima with no issues. I do have dual batteries yellow top as my starting battery. They are isolated and have been installed for about 3 years with no problems.

I also use a 1000WATT inverter off the blue top.

bforce
01-08-2009, 04:07 PM
http://www.odysseybatteries.com/

All you need... 1700+ CCA

1980supreme
01-09-2009, 01:07 PM
http://www.odysseybatteries.com/

All you need... 1700+ CCA

yay, finally someone that knows their batteries.

odyssey, kinetik and deka...
http://www.kinetikaudio.com/default.asp
http://www.eastpenn-deka.com/

barracuda
01-09-2009, 02:32 PM
those are some pretty high specs on that battery any idea as the cost?

I actually need another batterry soon as i have been doing alot of winching as of late not to mention i wouldnt mind a high amp alt (Ford)

bforce
01-11-2009, 12:24 PM
those are some pretty high specs on that battery any idea as the cost?

I actually need another batterry soon as i have been doing alot of winching as of late not to mention i wouldnt mind a high amp alt (Ford)

bout $300 bones for this...

http://www.odysseybatteries.com/battery/pc1750t.htm


there is a retailer in burnaby, dont know the name off the top of my head. Would have to ask my buddy.

optimas are VERY overrated for what they are. Well marketed not well made...