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    #16
    cheapest agm on amazon is what i run now

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      #17
      I'm running a ton of optimas in all of my trucks and will even use optimas in my backhoe once those batteries die. ya I had a couple go bad a few years ago and ya, I've talked my share of shit about them. but they seem to work for me

      I'm currently evacuated from the fucking cameron peak fire and long story short they are treating this fucking thing like covid. excessive 'safety' anyways... I'm offgrid and have several solar arrays. One of those arrays has 6 optima blue tops that are about 4 years old. due to the all the smoke and the fact that I left some stuff on when I evacuated, that array took a beating and discharged down to 11.1 volts before the inverter powered off. then those 6 blue tops sat there for several days in the cold while discharged.

      I'm giving these 6 blue tops to a friend who lost everything. Maybe I'll post in the future and report the results of how they perform...

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        #18
        Originally posted by HYDRODYNAMIC View Post
        Optima is the most common performance battery so it is being used more than others and in non oem electrical systems living a hard life. More batteries out there = more claims of them going dead. Percentage might be on par will all the others. Combine that with a long history and you have more claims than anybody.
        kinda sounds like Trump.. as you say, more batteries out there, etc.. more problems.. kinda similar to more tests for covid more positives..


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          #19
          do yourself a favor and watch this

          https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...kXiFcbQYIB6dOv
          Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency

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            #20
            Originally posted by Levigarrett76 View Post
            Learn to embed:

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              #21
              no
              Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency

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                #22
                Originally posted by Will Scarlet View Post

                Learn to embed:
                I like PF, but he's no AvE. "Why pay more for a battery made by the same company, but sold at a different place?" You mean like Lincoln, that makes de-rated versions of their equipment for box stores?

                We had part of a Slinky. But I straightened it.

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                  #23
                  I had several Optimas die on me (yellow and red tops) over the years. I then ran DieHard Platinum's for a long time, until they stopped selling them. I switched over the X2 Power and have been happy (I have two in the Taco now.. group 27 and 31). I put a group 31 Odyssey in my off-road trailer and the dang thing died in 6 months. What sucked was that I got it from AutoZone for a really good price, then they stopped selling them at AutoZone so I just got money back. I am looking for a new battery for the trailer now and I am eyeballing the Advanced Auto DieHard Platinums, not the same as the Sears one but the price is decent. I will be looking into these further over the next month or so before I pull the trigger. I won't be doing a group 31 again, don't need that much tongue weight.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by subybaja View Post
                    Batteries+ X2Power rebadged Northstar. 5-year 100% warranty (but with a 10v caveat). Made in Missouri from 100% virgin lead.

                    https://www.batteriesplus.com/produc...wer/sli65agmdp
                    Originally posted by Stingray View Post

                    This 100%, Running these in more than one vehicle and have nothing but good to say.
                    and what is this like the 3rd battery tread asking?
                    Same or Northstar.
                    ....Just Add Lightness...

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                      #25
                      I think we had a thread on auto battery user experiences on that "other" website, so how about we start one here? I used to swear by Exide's AGM batteries, but currently (ha!) I'm using an older Red Top Optima I bought from some guy for $20. It's 5 years old by the date code and after using some tricks I saw on the

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                        #26
                        I really like Osgood and Farley.

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                          #27
                          Deka AGM

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                            #28
                            Red tops always lasted 8 or more years here. Mine recently died and looking at the specs went with a yellow top this time. The dual posts is a must. I separate my winch from the rest of the rig.

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                              #29
                              Costco doesn't even test your battery when you bring it in. I exchanged the 2 year old on my wife's subaru that she killed by repeatedly leaving dome lights on. Cost me a $9 difference in price between when I bought it and now. 3 year warranty started fresh too.
                              Bunch of old crap.

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                                #30
                                After killing a few Optima red tops I gave up on the brand. The last Odyssey AGM I had was awesome, and I've never heard anything bad about Deka AGMs.

                                I currently have an "X2Power" AGM from Batteries Plus because I was impatient and wanted something local instead of waiting for shipping. It's a rebranded Northstar AGM and has been 50/50... I killed one by letting it sit off the charger for too long, but that's probably my fault, and they gave me a new one under the 5yr warranty. Otherwise it's a good AGM and I remember to keep my Battery Tender Junior on it now.

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