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Batteries

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ta70cst, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. ta70cst

    ta70cst Registered Member

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    Can you guys give me some input on Batteries for my 70 Blazer? When it starts to get really cold it takes a while to turn my Blaze over. What would you suggest?
    Thanks in advance,
    Tom.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Yup get an Optmiahttp://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4
     
  4. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    I just got a excide sprial coil battery...its a sealed battery like the optima...it has 1000 Cranking amps and 770 cold cranking amps...it seem to work really well...i guess time will tell how long it lasts..it has a 84 month warranty tho so that dosent seem bad at all...

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  5. Burt4x4

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    I have heard good things about Excide!![​IMG]

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  6. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I think the excide orbital is on sale at Kragen all of Dec. for $100. I have one in my s-10 that has lasted well so far (and I have deep-cycled it a few times[​IMG]). I am thinking about buying a few more.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  7. ta70cst

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    Thanks for the advice.... looks like we have a winner
    Tom.
     
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    Optima or Exide spiral-cell are about equal and at the top of the class. Champion makes a flat plate sealed battery as well and I've heard good things about it.

    FWIW, I use a red-top Optima. I know a few guys who've picked used Optimas and haven't had any problems with them. Oh, Interstate Batteries markets the Optimas under their own name...
     

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