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What Battery?

Really cold mornings have gotten my 3 year old stock battery to struggling. Granted not too bad but it makes we want to head the problem off at the pass....

What battery brand do you recommend.....

I'm considering a Duracell. I can get a 710CCA for right at $100.

All opinions appreciated.....
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I've always used Costco for my batteries. They sell interstate and offer a 42 month warranty.
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I'm running a northstar agm battery
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Interstate makes decent battery.

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Pretty much anything made by East Penn is good.


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I suggest you stay away from Optima. There was a time that they were a good product but since they moved their production to Mexico they are junk.

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My thoughts exactly but the Optima fanboys will be along shortly to tell you they are the best battery


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My thoughts exactly but the Optima fanboys will be along shortly to tell you they are the best battery
Not an "Optima fanboy" but I had a YellowTop Optima in my 07 for 4 years and it was great for using the radio for long periods of time without cranking. My father bought my truck one year ago and it still has the same battery, so about 5 years old. Honestly most batteries are good these days. I have also heard good things about Interstate batteries.

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I had an Optima Red Top that I bought when they first came out and it lasted 8 years. Once they moved production to Mexico I was lucky to get 3 out of them.

Had a yellow top in another vehicle and it only lasted a year. I still run an Optima Blue Top in my boat but they dont see to last longer than about 2 years.

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Not an "Optima fanboy" but I had a YellowTop Optima in my 07 for 4 years and it was great for using the radio for long periods of time without cranking. My father bought my truck one year ago and it still has the same battery, so about 5 years old. Honestly most batteries are good these days. I have also heard good things about Interstate batteries.

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My 07 OEM battery went 7 years. I replaced it about a month before I bought my 14. I've had good service out of Everstart Maxx Batteries in my boat and I've had bad ones that didn't last a year.

From what I understand, Johnson Controls makes many different battery brands. Including the Everstart. Just curious about what experience other have.
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Pretty much anything made by East Penn is good.
I didn't realize they made the Duracell auto batteries until you posted this.... Thanks!
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I didn't realize they made the Duracell auto batteries until you posted this.... Thanks!
Yea, they are one of the largest battery mfg's around. They make them for a lot of companies to re-label and retail.

I lost track of what companies they make them for.


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Batteries choices are dependent on what your intentions are or additional components you have on your Truck. Generally speaking I have a 2000 watt sound system so I choose the better of the 27 group battery (NorthStar 27F). If it is just for starting I would steer you to get a battery in the 800 CCA range and AGM type battery.


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Optima = junk.

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True.

One of my clients is located in the area where East Penn is located. Sometimes I pass their plants and warehouses depending on my route. Their big rigs are not hard to miss given the orange like color of their tractors. Next time I need a battery I am going to stop by their outlet store at the plant and see what they have.

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