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Old 11-05-2011, 05:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Best Battery????

Looking to get a new battery to help run my off-road lights, stereo, and just day to day driving but not sure what the best available one for under $200 is.

I have run Optima Batteries and have been unimpressed with them so I would like to see what else is available.

Any input would be great.

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Autozone duralast gold. They have more cca than optima, and you get a lifetime warranty. I ran 2 in my dodge. I am upgrading to 1 when I get my bumper and winch.
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i am running sears Diehard platinum pm-1, group 31 - Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more. it's not under $200 but it has a lot of juice & deep cycle like the optima yellow. it's made by Oddessy but not as expensive. I think it was $450 for the similar oddesy model.
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X2 for the Sears Diehard Platinum. I have been hearing good things about this battery. The off road community seems to be filtering over to it because it holds up so well with hard use. A little expensive but from what I’ve heard “well worth it”.
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I love my Diehard Platinum battery too. Factory one crapped out last year in October. So, after about 12-13 months with the Diehard, it's never let me down. I jumpstarted 2 fully dead diesels with hardly a strain on the alternator. The Cummins had 2 Optima Red tops and the Duramax has the nicer Autozone type store batteries in there.

No corrosion either which is the best part.
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Does the Diehard Platinum battery fit in with no modifications to the cables?
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you will have to make battery positive cable connector hole a little bigger with a drill. i think that's it.. i don't recall if there is anything else needed. the cable first seems to be a little short but you can still connect it to the battery terminal
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you will have to make battery positive cable connector hole a little bigger with a drill. i think that's it.. i don't recall if there is anything else needed. the cable first seems to be a little short but you can still connect it to the battery terminal
thanks man. This will be my battery very soon. I am still on my 08 battery.
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what is a good tundra battery?

Hello everybody,, I love my 2001 Tundra ( no body rot) anyway, did a battery test using the float suction tester.. not all the four colored floats did the same in each of the six cells on my replacement sears diehard that is over few seasons old.. I can't let this thing drain on a radio for 15 minutes or it goes dead ..the battery is a C9 540CCA group size 35 (30035) I suspect it is a minimum size battery because there is plenty of room to spare in the tray for a larger size battery.. any suggestions appreciated as I do travel in sub freezing climate and do want a new battery for this winter. tia, john
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