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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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I've heard bad things about all the batteries out there, which one should i get?

The Jeep has a winch.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #2
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optama in my opinion are the best . but opinions are like assholes everybody has one
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:39 PM   #3
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I've heard bad things about all the batteries out there, which one should i get?
Get the one which you heard least bad things about.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #4
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idk,
since i got my xj a year and a half ago i have replaced the battery 4 times with the Walmart warranty from the battery that was in the jeep when i bought it.
each time they give me a year warranty and i come back about 7 months later and they give me a new one. i think its an everstart. not sure.

i think i keep running interstate batteries in my blazer and get a new one every 2 or 3 years.

ive never had a problem with the optima red top in my 65 chevy pickup though, even after leaving the lights on for about 6 hours. its been in that truck since before i bought it and ive had it for over 4 years now. had to jump it once after we forgot to disconect the battery while in storage for the winter. THATS THE ONLY TIME.

id say optima
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #5
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personally I would never spend money on an optima again. my red top left me stranded countless times, one of the terminal posts melted off. optima replaced it for free due to a defect. the replacement would not hold a charge over night in the vehicle or on the bench. I sent it back to them. that one too supposedly had a defect. they for the 3 time sent me a new battery which i stuck on a shelf and went back to my 1000cca die hard rangehandler. I have a duralast now and much to my surprise has never let me down.

no battery will keep up with a winch. I would get the largest battery you can comfortably fit and make sure your alternator is a larger amp unit with proper gauge electrical
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Old March 9th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #6
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I personally never had issues with the yellow top optima as a primary battery.

I have heard bad things but when we sold them very rarely did we have an issue. Most people use a red top for there primary, and that is fine when you dont have accessories. When you have accessories such as audio, winch's, lights you are supposed to go with the yellow top.

I have also heard good things about Napa's version but never tried one.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #7
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i like the advance auto titanium series...5 year warranty and not very pricey.
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Diehard Platinum If you ask me. Both of mine sat all winter with no issues.

* and they have a longer warranty than optima
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Old March 12th, 2010, 08:16 AM   #9
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no battery will keep up with a winch.
I have 2 diehards and a 200 amp alternator. When I winch, my lights don't dim or flicker wheather the engine is running or not.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #10
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i have had good luck with Diehard Platinum.
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i have ac delco batteries in all but 2 of my vehicles. they all are 4-5 years old with no trouble. the best bet for winch use is to upgrade your alternator to a high output.
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FWIW, deep cycle batteries are generally best for winching.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #13
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DeWalt 18v
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Lithium or not?
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Herd bad things for Optima."they only work well in foreign vehicles". Quote from a guy at my local auto parts store. But I have never used one.
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Herd bad things for Optima."they only work well in foreign vehicles". Quote from a guy at my local auto parts store. But I have never used one.


Optima quality took a shit a few years back. Used to be tits batteries. Now, not so much...
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Optima quality took a shit a few years back. Used to be tits batteries. Now, not so much...
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good info in this thread about optimas from one of the reps.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...ghlight=optima
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