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Old 11-18-2009
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New Battery Time

Well i've had my stock Motorcraft BXT-59 battery in my truck since the day i bought it. Its about 8 years old.
Its finally starting to have issues with start ups.

So what do you guys recommend for a replacement?
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I got an Everstart 900 amp, with 800 cold crank, its a little too big for the battery tray, but i made it fit.

My battery went out last weekend and it was the stock one as well
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Optima Yellow Top...had to hack into the battery tray but it fits now.

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I would just go with the standard Red Top. You don't have any additional electrical devices o it will be more than enough.
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Ive got a yellow top. If i had to do it again i would go with the red the yellow only has a 1 year warranty. Ive have not had any problems with my yellow to though and my truck always fires right up.
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You could go with another Motorcraft one. It's hard to find batteries that last 8 years now. My stocker lasted around 8 years as well. But when it went I bought a Mastercraft 72 battery from Canadian Tire.
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I love my optima.
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I know alot of people around here kinda hate on Duralast, but I just got one of the yellow
top Duralast gold's. 1000ca, 800cca and I like it, and the warranty is pretty good too, 3years free replacement, 8 years prorated, and they are made by Johnson Controls too. I was
thinking of going Optima, but the warranty with Duralast is much better, and it cost me
just under $100.
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Old 11-22-2009
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Great thanks for the info guys.
I was kinda thinking or getting another motorcrafter or a Duralast battery.
I dont have the funds for the optima type batteries, but who knows.
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Old 11-22-2009
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I replaced the stock one out of my 04 with another motorcraft one but with a warrenty and roadside. They let me keep my old one also :)
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I have a Optima Red top and love it. I would use Duralast if Optimas are out of your price range.
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Optima Yellow Top and I love it as well.
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I bought an autolite from advance so only time will tell....
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