Jump to content
  • Welcome Guest To Mopar1973Man.Com

    We are a Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel forum. We are very friendly and helpful group of Dodge Ram Cummins owners. We will try to keep your truck running the best we can and provide information for diagnostics, repairs and even guide you on the best replacement parts to use. 

     

    Registration is free. Registering on the site will provide access to many more things like...
     

    • Contribute to the Forum being able to ask questions and get support for your Dodge Ram Cummins.
    • Contribute to Article Database adding your ideas and suggestions.
    • Classified Ads posted by the members. Post up your used parts and vehicles.
    • Member Garage where you can proudly display your vehicles and modifications that you have done to them.
    • Download files, documents, and Quadzilla Adrenaline tunes for your truck.
    • 911 Support Network. We've got a group of members will to aid you if your truck breaks down on the road.

Sign in to follow this  
dorkweed

New Batteries

Recommended Posts

While down at the P's for Christmas, I broke down and bought 2 new batteries for my truck while down there. The OEM's still seemed OK, but they were 5.5 years old and I wanted to not have a problem down the road or on the road with the old ones!!! Well, I bought the WallyWorld EverStart Maxx.....group size 65. 850CCA, 1000 CA, 3 year free replacement and 9 year prorated replacement. It's made and distributed by Excide Technologies. The OEM batteries are 750CCA. I also bought an Everstart Marine deep cycle battery this spring for the trolling motor in my boat. I did a lot of fishing this year and used that deep cycle on the trolling motor a lot. Seemed like a good battery that's why I got the same for the truck and if something does happen, there are WallyWorlds all over the place (except around Mike) to get it replaced if need be!!!! We'll see how they hold up!!:shades:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the everstart batteriesi had in my powerjoke were great. the ones i had were from johnson controlls. they make exides as well as autozone and autocraft batteries. i have the autocrafts in my truck now , same group 65's good stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Believe it or not I still have the OEM's in my 2001. I was thinking I may add new batteries sometime on 2010. How much did Wally World hit ya for?

$75.00 a piece with no disposal fee for the old batteries and with free installation!!!! $162.00 out the door!!!:thanks::thanks:Normally I'd buy them and install them myself, but I was at my parents, it was cold out, snowing and I had no place out of the weather to do it!!! I did check out a few other places, but the best I could do was about $95.00 a piece not counting disposal and installation!!!!:wow::eek::eek: My truck takes group size 65..........I believe the 2nd gens take a different group size IIRC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just went through this even though the previous owner had replaced the batteries before. My alternator blew on the highway and the batteries ended up giving in that winter. This set is getting extra good care so they last me awhile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the stock batteries in my 01 then just all the sudden went out cranked fast and all next day gone dropped $400 on red tops

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When ever buying batteries always buy batteries with equal or more CCA's then from the factory. I have seen too many people buy the lower price and they work great when their is no load but as soon as winter hit they would come in for new ones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While down at the P's for Christmas, I broke down and bought 2 new batteries for my truck while down there. The OEM's still seemed OK, but they were 5.5 years old and I wanted to not have a problem down the road or on the road with the old ones!!! Well, I bought the WallyWorld EverStart Maxx.....group size 65. 850CCA, 1000 CA, 3 year free replacement and 9 year prorated replacement. It's made and distributed by Excide Technologies. The OEM batteries are 750CCA. I also bought an Everstart Marine deep cycle battery this spring for the trolling motor in my boat. I did a lot of fishing this year and used that deep cycle on the trolling motor a lot. Seemed like a good battery that's why I got the same for the truck and if something does happen, there are WallyWorlds all over the place (except around Mike) to get it replaced if need be!!!! We'll see how they hold up!!:shades:

Wally world is where i have bought batteries for the last 10 years and never had a problem with.. Good batteries and easy to get.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When ever buying batteries always buy batteries with equal or more CCA's then from the factory. I have seen too many people buy the lower price and they work great when their is no load but as soon as winter hit they would come in for new ones.

Agreed!!!:thumbsup: I believe the OEM's on my 04.5 were rated at 750CCA. The new ones from WallyWorld are rated at 850CCA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



×