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Time for a new battery!

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Well I got 6 years out of my last battery and to replace it with the same brand and size it would be $160. So I can upgrade to an AC Delco AGM for $227 or an Optima Red top for $243. 

Any other recommendations please feel free to voice your opinion.

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I'm at about ten years on my truck batteries, probably living on borrowed time, but they are run of the mill Les Schwab lead acid.

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I’ve had mixed results with optimas. 

 

I’m not sold on agm batteries unless needing to get creative with mounting them. 

 

I personally run Costco batteries. Rumor has it they changed suppliers. 

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3 hours ago, marksmith said:

I’ve had mixed results with optimas. 

 

I’m not sold on agm batteries unless needing to get creative with mounting them. 

 

I personally run Costco batteries. Rumor has it they changed suppliers. 

 

I don't have near the experience as Mark but this is my take also. I like Odyssey agm batteries but usually only for niche applications. I have been running a tiny Odyssey in my sports cars because of the small size yet still decent battery. They don't have the cold cranking amps of a lead acid though. I run a single 2150 Odyssey in my truck but it doesn't have the cranking power of the two stock batteries for sure.

 

Personally I think for normal applications you can't beat a normal wet battery.

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  My Motor Craft batteries lasted 13 years so I bought the same last year. Not sure what they sell is the same as factory installed but we shall see. I think I paid around 100 each.

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yes, I think costco batteries for backhoe next time too.

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