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Batteries - Which One ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by walla2k5, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. walla2k5

    walla2k5 1/2 ton status

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    Batteries -On Sale- Which One ???

    4wpw has Explorer Pro Comp batteries on sale for $110 all models. How do they stack up to Optima's??? Reg. price is comprable,within $10 of each other. Anyone use these? It's an awfully good price...:D
     
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    I love my Optima's. Both my K5 and my Jeep have an Optima Red Top in them. I wouldn't have it any other way. In AZ the heat kills batteries and the Optima's seem to last alot better then the lead/acid batteries. Even the best Gold series batteries from the parts stores won't stand up to the AZ heat the way an Optima does in my experience.

    As for Procomp vs Optima I would choose Optima myself because of the good experience with them.

    Harley
     
  3. no1uknow

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    Have a yellow top optima on my k5.......The carb is getting messed up so it's hard to start cold....I've left the car sitting for a month and a half without starting(out of town) came back and started right up.....oh and by the way I am on so cal and the temp here reaches 115 degrees...
     
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    I have two red top optimas. One in my chevelle and one in my blazer I love them.
     
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    I read a magazine article about 4batteris and the Pro Comp battery did well but isnt as good the Optimas. For that price, i would go for it.


    Later
     
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    whats the diff between the red, yellow, and blue top optimas? anyway peterson's did a battery comparo with the optima blue top d34m, pro comp hdx, odyssey pc1200, and performance distributors dyna-batt. some specs(manufactor's ratings):

    odyssey pc1200:
    voltage: 12.84
    cranking amps: 1200
    cold cranking amps: 550
    reserve capacity:78 minutes @ 25 amp load
    size: 7 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 7
    weight: 38.2 #s
    recomended shelf life: 2 years @ 77*

    optima d34m:
    voltage: 12
    cranking amps: 870
    cold cranking amps: 750
    reserve capacity: 120 min. @ 25 amp load
    size: 10 x 6 3/4 x 7
    weight: 43.5 #s

    dyna-batt:
    voltage: 13.5
    cranking amps: 300
    cold cranking amps: 220
    reserve capacity: 24 min. @ 25 amp load
    size: 7 x 3 x 6 1/2
    weight: 13.5 #s
    recomended shelf life: 2 years @ 77*

    pro comp hdx:
    volatage: 12
    cranking amps: 950
    cold cranking amps: 750
    reserve capacity: 100 min. @ 25 amp load
    size: 10 x 6 1/2 x 7 1/4
    weight: 41 #s
    recomended shelf life: 1 year @ 77*

    they did 3 tests:
    test a: recorded their own ratings with and battery analyzer
    test b: used a mile marker 9k # winch on the 5kxj to conduct a 74' 5" pull, pulling the USD up up the street. set start and finish lines, and recorded times with a stop watch.
    test c: vehicle runtime and distance travled with the alternator removed from the electrical system.

    odyssey pc1200:
    voltage: test a: 12.74 test b: 13
    cranking amps: test a: 1058 test b: 1187
    cold cranking amps: test a: 854 test c: 956
    winch test time: 6 min. 26 sec.
    vehicle runtime and distance travled: 46 min. 33 sec. and 47 miles

    optima d34m:
    voltage: test a: 12.94 test b: 12.94
    cranking amps: test a: 1238 test b: 1242
    cold cranking amps: test a: 998 test b:1005
    winch test time: 6 min. 28 sec.
    vehicle runtime and distance travled: 1 hr. 26 min. 44 sec. and 58 miles

    dyna-batt:
    voltage: test a: 12.7 test b: 12.8
    cranking amps: test a: 889 test b: 971
    cold cranking amps: test a: 715 test b: 784
    winch test time: 6 min. 53 sec.
    vehicle runtime and distance travled: 44 min. 35 sec. and 29 miles

    pro comp hdx:
    volatage: test a: 12.8 test b: 12.74
    cranking amps: test a: 1273 test b: 1302
    cold cranking amps: test a: 1027 test b: 1050
    winch test time: 6 min. 58 sec.
    vehicle runtime and distance travled: 1 hr. 25 min. 16 sec.

    also, i saw that optima has a newer better yellow top in one of the recent mags. couldnt find it though.
     
  7. walla2k5

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    Hey,thanks for doing the leg work.It stays in the 100's here for weeks at a time too,then gets down to the negatives in the winter, The Procomp also has FREE shipping.....Well for $110 I don't think you can go wrong.I 've read about the Optima's and all's good,have until Sunday to make up my mind (sale ends) kinda leaning toward the Procomp $$$. Thanks.:thumb:
     
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    I have the Pro Comp HDX, which is a deep cycle. I love it, has never let me down and I use it for both starting and winching. I paid like $160 for mine, seems to be well worth it to me.
     

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