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What battery

shall i get?

thinking about a Yellowtop because of my audio stuff and lights i plan on adding.

but dad gets pissed about saying its expensive and shipping would suck because no one sells around here.

and i really don't want to go with a cheap *** rando battery from town here because my old battery wasn't that old and is crap already.
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Do you have an advance auto store around? They sell em.
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so does auto zone,
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only "main" place is napa.
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I have a Redtop and its awsome.

Autozone sells them.
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Just get a cheap one with a warranty. unless you plan on rolling your truck a stock-like one will do just fine as long as your alternator can keep up with the draw you put on it.
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Just get a cheap one with a warranty. unless you plan on rolling your truck a stock-like one will do just fine as long as your alternator can keep up with the draw you put on it.
no but i do plan on 2k+ watts RMS so larger battery is needed.
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I've got a red top. love it.
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checker in hutch should have them if not they can order
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Champion and Exide sell a wrapped battery similar to the Yellow Top, along with other names.

NAPA, should be able to get a Yellow Top but check with other brands, you might be surprised.

Also, I agree with Woods-Rider, maybe the alternator could use an upgrade.
Make a list of the current draw for all of the electrical components you will be running now, including the amperage needed to run the truck, and add in any future ideas, then get an alternator that will handle the load.

No battery will keep up to an electrical load and live, if that load is bigger than what is being replaced by the alternator.
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definitely get the yellow-top for audio applications, but you may also need to upgrade your alternator depending on how much power you are running (^stated above^). Also, make sure to get some capacitors depending on many audio components you're running. Sears also stocks the Optima series.
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Dont buy a yellow top its a waste of money. Get your self a battery from costco. $49.99. 36 months free replacement. 100 month pro rated warentee.
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Don't buy a new Optima, since the company changed ownership quality has gone down the toliet. The Sears Gold ones and Interstate are supposed to be some of the best consumer ones now.
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For the price of the yellow top you could get a battery isolator and a deep-cycle battery for the soundsystem. This way you can run your stereo for hours before the deep-cycle is dead but your starting battery is unaffected thus you can still start the truck. Both batteries charge off the alternator.
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The Sears Gold ones and Interstate are supposed to be some of the best consumer ones now.
Both made by Johnson Controls as is the Kirkland Signature ones. Made on the same line just different case and label on the front. Costco is going to the cheapest.

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For the price of the yellow top you could get a battery isolator and a deep-cycle battery for the soundsystem. This way you can run your stereo for hours before the deep-cycle is dead but your starting battery is unaffected thus you can still start the truck. Both batteries charge off the alternator.
Only problem is deep cycle batteries will only last for a couple years. In the end you will be spending alot more money then just getting a battery with a warentee on it.
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Only problem is deep cycle batteries will only last for a couple years. In the end you will be spending alot more money then just getting a battery with a warentee on it.
I used to sell all kinds of batteries. I have a 12V 100AH AGM (absorbed glass mat) battery in my truck that is five years old and still has 90% capacity. The key is to keep them charged, and to charge them fully after they might have been really drained low.

A quality 12V deep cycle should last 5 years,

AND, you never have to worry about being stranded because of a drained starting battery. Camping becomes a hella fun when you can pound tunes all night.
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What size can i put in my 99 ranger for battery?

its late and lazy to go out, anyone know?
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What size can i put in my 99 ranger for battery?

its late and lazy to go out, anyone know?
I don't remember the size I put in my wife's Ranger but it was larger in outside dimensions than the OEM Battery so measure up the case and go for as much battery the holder can handle.
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What size can i put in my 99 ranger for battery?

its late and lazy to go out, anyone know?
Where ever you go they will have a book that will tell you the size that you need. If you goto Costco it will be a fitment code 8. That number will be meaningless anywhere else though.
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99 Ranger is a group 59.
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