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WHICH BATTERY IS THE BEST?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    The title pretty much says it which battery is the best?
    I was think Optima red top but im not sure is there a better Optima for trucks? (i no you can use marine batterys in trucks) or is there a interstate or some other company out ther that makes a better battery?
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I run a red top and a yellow top, but some folks have had problems with them, try doing a search, you should find some good info...
     
  3. TrcksR4ME

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    I just got a Pro Comp Super HD Offroad battery. It seems comparable to Optima's and is a deep cycle, which means if it goes dead it will not get ruined like regular batteries can. Matter of fact this one is rated at 200 cycles which means it can go dead 200 times and still charge up fine-at least thats my understanding.
     
  4. Triaged

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    I like my Exide Orbital. It is a sprial gel cell just like a optima

    Procomp does not make ANY of their own stuff.
    It is all made by someone else...in this case Optima.

    I am going to buy another Orbital or 2 when they go on sale.
     
  5. TrcksR4ME

    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    Procomp batteries are made by exide, probably comparable in price.
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Oops...thought it was Optoma...If it is exide then that is good stuff because they didn't make a deep cycle before that I knew of.
     
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    Correct, the ProComps are made by Exide and the Optimas are made by Interstate.
     
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    I have two Redtop Optimas. The first one I bought in'94 and the second one I just got in '00. The 'main' battery is the older one and it has NEVER skiped a beat. My rig can sit for a loooong time and stil va va va vaaarooom every time! WOW I just realized that batt is 8yrs old now and still going strong! Damn time is FLYING by!! Of coarse now that I relize that, it will probly die on me as soon as I get my repaires finninshed!!
    I have been very happy with the way my red tops are working!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    i am very happy with my dual post Yellow top. makes getting jumps easy and when/if i get a winch, hook up would be a breeze
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    DO NOT HOOK THE WINCH TO THE SIDE POSTS! Do a search and you will know why.
     
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    If you have a winch or plan to run one, go deep cycle. If its just for starting and you dont have a lot of accessories, a regular battery is fine. If you are gonna spend a lot of money on the battery, might as well spend a little more for the deep cycle IMO /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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