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Old 01-30-2015, 10:49 PM
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What Battery Are You Using?

Well the heeps battery has packed it in so im in need of a new one im running a 10000 lb winch and the usual shit . so what would you buy if it was your rig?
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:28 AM
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Right now the truck still has a toyota brand battery from when I bought it in 2007, might even be the stock 2003 one....

When it gives me problems I'll try an oddessy
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:38 AM
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:56 AM
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:42 PM
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No optima's. I killed the last one in 14 months so there not worth the money.
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I've had one of mine for 7 years. No problem

Another 5, and 6 years on two red tops.

You must have bad luck.
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obviously the trick to optimas is not use the vehicle
ignore it don't charge them and only start the vehicle every 5 to six months
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:39 PM
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I had issues with the first 2 but that was from the cole heresy smart charger not charging the system properly. Now they run in parallel and haven't had a issue in 3 yrs now
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:28 PM
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I've heard optima's dropped off in quality in the last few years. I got the napa premium one (deka intimidator rebadge) I've had no issues with it, even after running it dead flat a few times (one of these days i'm just going to smash the damn interior lamp)
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:46 AM
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Got a magnacharge from a good buddies ex who worked at the Annacis location had it for years no problems
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I got a crappy tire battery. It works. I run a 11000lb winch and lights and it holds up. Gotta make sure I don't leave any lights on in the cab or else it dies really quick. i can let the jeep sit for a month and it will still turn over though. Been running mine for a year and a half with no issues. I know they aren't great but it does the trick.

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Old 02-01-2015, 01:37 PM
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have you thought about costco

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Kirkland Batteries are good, have one in the boat and put a couple in my old dodge
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