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Old 07-09-2007
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Need new battery

Im heading to sears in about an hour or so for a new battery. My stock battery after 5 years and 70k miles finally crapped out on me this morning for the first time. Any suggestions on brands?
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Optima Red Top. Your going to pay about $150 but its the best battery money can buy IMO
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Optima Red Top. Your going to pay about $150 but its the best battery money can buy IMO
That's what I will be upgrading to when my battery decides to go. Then my lights won't bring the charge down so much.
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im pretty sure its my 2 amps and sub putting the stress on my battery :P
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This is the one I'm running now and it fits perfect.
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes
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you can go to autozone or walmart and get the same battery as a sears die hard.. only cheaper.
they are the same battery made by johnson controls.. the best batteries on the market imho.

http://www.autobatteries.com/brands/index.asp


they also make the optimas...

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I just got an Optima Yellow Top this past week. It is by far the best battery I have ever owned. They are $$$ but I think all would agree they're good.

I was thinking about the Red Top, but the Yellow Top is deep cycle and can be discharged & charged without killing it. Plus, it has like 750ca, which is about 350 more than the factory battery.
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so my sears didnt have any optimas..the guy said they didnt carry them anymore..i dont think he knew what he was talking about..I couldnt go anywhere else..as it is I had to go inside the store with my truck running and the keys in the ignition...soooo I ended up getting a diehard gold for $100 and some change. At least my truck starts now :D
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lovin the redtop, left my foglights on for over an hour, still able to start no problem
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so my sears didnt have any optimas..the guy said they didnt carry them anymore..i dont think he knew what he was talking about..I couldnt go anywhere else..as it is I had to go inside the store with my truck running and the keys in the ignition...soooo I ended up getting a diehard gold for $100 and some change. At least my truck starts now :D
thats the one i have and it works just fine for me
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I never had any problems with the EverStart batteries until I started wanting to power accesories with the engine off. Small batteries are made to crank the engine and not too much more. They don't have the reserve capacity typically, and if you run them down too frequently they tend to die quickly.

Glad you got your battery situation figured out. A truck that won't start is no fun.
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so my sears didnt have any optimas..the guy said they didnt carry them anymore..i dont think he knew what he was talking about..I couldnt go anywhere else..as it is I had to go inside the store with my truck running and the keys in the ignition...soooo I ended up getting a diehard gold for $100 and some change. At least my truck starts now :D
i'm also running the die hard gold.. it came with the truck when i got it 8 mos. ago. sofar works great and i have no idea how old it is...
you can't go wrong with johnson controls batteries... and they usually come with pretty good warranties.
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