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Old 09-15-2009, 06:12 PM
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What is the best battery to run in your truck

I need to replace my battery in my ford and Im not sure what to go with. What have you guys found that works best in the winter running your plows and all those strobes!!?? Also, where have you found the best price for it?
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:43 PM
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hmm...I am not too sure. An optima maybe. But I think the photo section wont really help you lol.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:46 PM
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hmm...I am not too sure. An optima maybe. But I think the photo section wont really help you lol.
Haha! Opps......long day.....didnt relize i put it in the worng section!!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:21 PM
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I need to replace my battery in my ford and Im not sure what to go with. What have you guys found that works best in the winter running your plows and all those strobes!!?? Also, where have you found the best price for it?
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Optima Yellow top( $195), no questions asked, yes they are twice as expensive, but they dont leak acid all over your truck fender and they will last a lot longer, there is actually a website that has free delivery, not sure what it is, just google it
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:37 PM
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Optima Yellowtop! Been running it for over a year now- works great for plowing!
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:42 PM
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well at least post a pic of a yelow top for the guy lmao
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check Consumer Reports. i think they rated Die Hard at the top??
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I like my Duralast Gold. Half the money. Bought it from Autozone for $104, which included tax. 3-year free replacement.
My battery died from leaving the lights on for six hours when I showed up to the job about a month ago. I took it to Autozone and they gave me a new one.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:26 PM
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The absolute best battery on the market for a plow truck or diesel is offered from one company, Odyssey Batteries. http://www.odysseybatteries.com/ They are distributed from Batteries Plus or directly from the supplier. I have two, and it has COMPLETELY Solved any starting issues. I left my lights on (aftermarket 4 beam) all night (8 hours) last winter and was able to cold start in the morning at 15 degrees F.

I have two of these


And some quick specs
# 1700 cranking amps for 5 seconds
# 1540 cranking amps for 10 seconds
# 1355 cranking amps for 20 seconds
# 68 amp hours
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:33 PM
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The absolute best battery on the market for a plow truck or diesel is offered from one company, Odyssey Batteries. .....
Wow, those do sound good.
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Yep, no more headlight dimming.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:26 AM
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I agree. They are a dry-cell and work great. Wouldn't have anything else.

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The absolute best battery on the market for a plow truck or diesel is offered from one company, Odyssey Batteries. http://www.odysseybatteries.com/ They are distributed from Batteries Plus or directly from the supplier. I have two, and it has COMPLETELY Solved any starting issues. I left my lights on (aftermarket 4 beam) all night (8 hours) last winter and was able to cold start in the morning at 15 degrees F.

I have two of these


And some quick specs
# 1700 cranking amps for 5 seconds
# 1540 cranking amps for 10 seconds
# 1355 cranking amps for 20 seconds
# 68 amp hours
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:11 PM
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The absolute best battery on the market for a plow truck or diesel is offered from one company, Odyssey Batteries. http://www.odysseybatteries.com/ They are distributed from Batteries Plus or directly from the supplier. I have two, and it has COMPLETELY Solved any starting issues. I left my lights on (aftermarket 4 beam) all night (8 hours) last winter and was able to cold start in the morning at 15 degrees F.

I have two of these


And some quick specs
# 1700 cranking amps for 5 seconds
# 1540 cranking amps for 10 seconds
# 1355 cranking amps for 20 seconds
# 68 amp hours

Wow....that does sound good! What do those set one back???
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The absolute best battery on the market for a plow truck or diesel is offered from one company, Odyssey Batteries. http://www.odysseybatteries.com/ They are distributed from Batteries Plus or directly from the supplier. I have two, and it has COMPLETELY Solved any starting issues. I left my lights on (aftermarket 4 beam) all night (8 hours) last winter and was able to cold start in the morning at 15 degrees F.

I have two of these


And some quick specs
# 1700 cranking amps for 5 seconds
# 1540 cranking amps for 10 seconds
# 1355 cranking amps for 20 seconds
# 68 amp hours
I second that, have one in my truck. The best truck battery ever, and I have tried all of them.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:58 PM
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Price?????
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Price of these batteries is anywhere from 150 to 500 PER battery. Life cycle is 10-15 years PER battery though. Something worth noting.
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Price?????
I paid $220.00 canadian per battery
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where u get it from

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I paid $220.00 canadian per battery

hi man i am in canada too where did u pick it up from ?
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Go Here, and look up dealers. http://www.odysseybattery.com/

Looks like the most common dealer in Canada is Battery Direct.
http://www.batterydirect.com/
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