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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

Okay guys my next purchase are going to be batteries.... Exciting I know but they are getting weak enough that if I don't have the truck plugged in, the grids pull them down too much and the starter won't spin fast enough to start the truck... Had this happen to me the other day which sucked b/c the folks and I were going to go into town to shop/eat. My question is, what do you guys recommend for batteries? I've had decent luck with Die Hards but I'm not 100% sold on them in my '75 Chevy. I'm thinking about Autozone Duralast Gold top b/c they are well priced and easy to get. Plus they've got a good warranty and I've had great luck with them in my '71 VW and one of the Cummins's batteries is one and is 4.5 yrs old. But also kicking around Interstate, Harvest King (Atwoods), and any other place. What do you guys think?:shrug:I've also thought about Optimas but they are so expensive and I've been told they aren't as good as they used to be b/c the plant moved or something.... was told that by the owner of Barry's Diesel Service in Winfield... He seems like a good guy, but never really dealt with him other than when I've bought some silicone heater hose and a piece of 4" exhaust pipe... I do know they are just down right expensive and I'm a poor, almost jobless, college student...:smart::smart::lmao::duh:Thanks,Winslow

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Heavyd1980    1
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when i got my truck it had two red top optimas and about 6 months later one of them took a huge crap. So i went with the autozone gold top it is waaayyy cheaper and has the same warranty that the optima does for about 70-80 bucks cheaper! thats my :2cents:

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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

when i got my truck it had two red top optimas and about 6 months later one of them took a huge crap. So i went with the autozone gold top it is waaayyy cheaper and has the same warranty that the optima does for about 70-80 bucks cheaper! thats my :2cents:

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Heavyd1980    1
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well if you head out this way my brother in-law works at the autozone here in indy im sure i could get you the good ol family discount!!!

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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

well if you head out this way my brother in-law works at the autozone here in indy im sure i could get you the good ol family discount!!!

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Heavyd1980    1
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i think i get about 20% off or something along that line. be more than glad to help out.

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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

i think i get about 20% off or something along that line. be more than glad to help out.

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Heavyd1980    1
Heavyd1980

i look forward to it would like to meet ya. i remember those days of waiting for student loan money.

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volkswagon    7
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I just priced out batteries yesterday and the guy told me that these trucks take a group 27 I believe but he said guys are putting in group 31's. They're an inch longer and take a little bending of the hold down or something like that. They are 1010 cca versus 750 for the group 27's. I'd gladly do some modifying to get the higher amps. Besides they were about $10 a piece cheaper:thumb1: Just my :2cents: on the matter.

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guesswho512    2
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i got the wallyworld batteries. what is it, EVERSTART MAXX. i don't know what group it is, but is 1000ca each. only $75 a piece. walmarts are everywhere and it was ~$20 cheaper than all the part stores i found. even some of the new walmart don't have tire and lube, but still have an automotive section with batteries :2cents:

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Prowelder    3
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i look forward to it would like to meet ya. i remember those days of waiting for student loan money.

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jumpjg    0
jumpjg

If you buy on-line from Advance Auto Parts, as you are going through the check-out it will ask you for any discount codes you want to apply. I found by using the code "Visa" I got a $50 discount on an Airtex fuel pump. I used the code for some brake rotors too - they were like $170 each so I bought one at a time and saved $50 on each one.This was done before Christmas so I don't know if the discount code is still active, but it might be worth a try.Good Luck,Joe in St Louis

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LT smoke    0
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i have been running red top optimas since i got the truck ...only problem i had was poor connection from useing the stock terminal ends .....optima batteries have different sized posts ..so if you do go with optimas you will also need diffrent terminal ends ...i chose to go with the gold tsunami type that all the little import rice burner big bass cars the real young kids seem to like ....who knew these kids actually did a few smart things for their vehicles....the terminal ends are gold plated ...=less corrosion ..also the ends have multiple small connection areas for auxillary things ....cbs stereo amps...emergency warning or other auxillary lighting ....you are correct the optimas are expensive but they are sold at autozone and any autozone that carries them can replace them ....3 years no questions asked

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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

Cool deal guys, thanks for the info!!:hyper:

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rotory26    0
rotory26

Hi Winslow.I run twin blue top optimas to start the Cummins. 1 each in 2 race cars and 1 for the winch in the trailer. The thing I really like about the optimas is there is no leaking Acid and they provide good power. Just my 2 bobs worth.

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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

Hi Winslow. I run twin blue top optimas to start the Cummins. 1 each in 2 race cars and 1 for the winch in the trailer. The thing I really like about the optimas is there is no leaking Acid and they provide good power. Just my 2 bobs worth.

That's a good point, they don't leak. But man they are sooo expensive at almost twice the price of anything else!!:cry:

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98whitelightnin    84
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I got ac delco 27 series in mine a few weeks ago. I dont know what cca they are but I will check tomorow.

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volkswagon    7
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I got ac delco 27 series in mine a few weeks ago. I dont know what cca they are but I will check tomorow.

Those are 750 cca.

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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

AC Delco isnt that a GM battery???

Yeah they are. A lot of AC Delco stuff are good quality though, even their tools. I've got a cherry picker and a set of their jack stands and love them. Plus their customer service is great!:hyper: Thanks VW, so are all group 27 750cca?:shrug:

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Heavyd1980    1
Heavyd1980

you are right i also have a AC Delco cherry picker and its a pretty good tool. I think that is the correct battery but if you step up to the group 30 then you can get a few more cca.

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98whitelightnin    84
98whitelightnin

Mine are 750cca and 7 year warranty with 5 year free replacement.

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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

Mine are 750cca and 7 year warranty with 5 year free replacement.

That's a wicked warranty!!!:hyper:

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