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Old 12-17-2012, 06:03 PM
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New Battery

I was curious to know what are the best car batteries to get for our rigs. I've had my battery for about 3 years and I don't think I need to get a new one yet. I think I might have about 2 more years left on the battery life. The Pittsburgh weather does get cold sometimes. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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My stocker is still going strong, but i'll replace with the Optima and billet holder when its time.
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My stocker is still going strong, but i'll replace with the Optima and billet holder when its time.
Which billet holder do you speak of?


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Going to copy what the 4x4 community is doing but in machined aluminum instead of welded steel,...check out this link for write up / specs / images: This thing locks the battery in position!

http://www.off-road.com/trucks-4x4/t...4x4-23714.html

There's a huge number or awesome billet ones available, too many to list but a quick google search will have you spending money pretty quick, some nice stuff available.
"Optima Billet Battery Tray"
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I've been researching this for a while.

My OEM one died over a year ago. The quickist/easiest option at the time was put my Yellow Top back into use. It was just on the shelf from a previous dual battery car. Worked great at first but noticed over the summer that it started dying very quickly –*like key on at a car show for 10mins and it won't start. Or not drive it for 3-4 days and it won't start.

Last night, I picked up an EverStart at WalMart for $118 (94R/H7 size – 790CCA). Made by Johnson Controls. Fits perfect, clean look (not white or yellow!)

Now I just need to bring the Yellow Top back to life and make sure there is no parasitic battery drain.
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I got an Duralast Platinum AGM battery from Autozone, no issues at all, direct replacement.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...9458_351726_0_
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Here's a good one that weighs in at 6.6lbs....price is not that bad for what it is.

http://www.braillebattery.com/index....2012_sema_show

http://www.braillebattery.com/index....batteries/gu1r

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Going to copy what the 4x4 community is doing but in machined aluminum instead of welded steel,...check out this link for write up / specs / images: This thing locks the battery in position!

http://www.off-road.com/trucks-4x4/t...4x4-23714.html

There's a huge number or awesome billet ones available, too many to list but a quick google search will have you spending money pretty quick, some nice stuff available.
"Optima Billet Battery Tray"
FirstJeep, did you end up following through with this setup? Interested in pics and comments on the fit if you did.


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I ended up getting the Duralast Platinum and love it!!!
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FirstJeep, did you end up following through with this setup? Interested in pics and comments on the fit if you did.


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