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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Battery replacement

I am in need of a set of batteries. I am thinking of a set of the pricey Odyssey batteries PC2150 http://www.odysseybatteries.com/battery/pc2150.htm Anyone have any thoughts on these batteries or any other suggestions for a good batterey. :shrug:

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I don't know much about those. I do know Optima batteries are suppose to have 3 strong cells where the posts are and 3 weak cells in the back. According to Audio gue-rues.
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Optima's are the shiznit!!! We have them on our boat and they are totally awsome! A tad bit more, but I trust you, they work great!

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For what they cost you can not beat the Ever-Start Max batteries in the yellow case from Wal-Mart. I have had them in two Dodge/Cummins trucks now and have had no problems. My current set is 4 years old and going strong. My neighbor has them in his Dodge and I run them in multiple tractors. They have a 3 year free replacement warranty and I believe a 7 or 8 year pro rated warranty. The batteries are about $75 a piece.

I have had bad expereinces with Optima. The one on my camper will not hold a charge anymore and is only 2 years old. A firend has some in his Dodge and they are going bad after only 3 years. A battery that cost what they do should last a lot longer than that.
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For what they cost you can not beat the Ever-Start Max batteries in the yellow case from Wal-Mart. I have had them in two Dodge/Cummins trucks now and have had no problems. My current set is 4 years old and going strong. My neighbor has them in his Dodge and I run them in multiple tractors. They have a 3 year free replacement warranty and I believe a 7 or 8 year pro rated warranty. The batteries are about $75 a piece.

I have had bad expereinces with Optima. The one on my camper will not hold a charge anymore and is only 2 years old. A firend has some in his Dodge and they are going bad after only 3 years. A battery that cost what they do should last a lot longer than that.
You must be having luck with Walmart. Any parts store is going to sell you a better battery than Walmart. At the same price and warrenty.
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You must be having luck with Walmart. Any parts store is going to sell you a better battery than Walmart. At the same price and warrenty.
I am sure you know that batteries are like tires. A handfull of companies make all them for everyone. Most all the plates for the name brand batteries are made in the town I live in. Just like anything else, you can pay extra for that name or you can pay less for the same thing in generic form.

Not saying there is not another one out there, but can you tell me who else offers a 3 year free replacement warranty?
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Everyone has a 3 year warrenty. Johnson controls makes all the batteries you are right. But they will build them to different specs. Kind of like Champion Labs and oil filters.
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Everyone has a 3 year warrenty.
Not everyone! I am not trying to argue, just stating the facts and my opinions.
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can you tell me who else offers a 3 year free replacement warranty?
Autozone and Advanced, not sure about Napa and O Riellys.
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This might clear things up a little.

Most auto batteries are made by just three manufacturers, Delphi, Exide, and Johnson Controls Industries. Each makes batteries sold under several different brand names.

Delphi makes ACDelco and some EverStart (Wal-Mart) models. Exide makes Champion, Exide, Napa, and some EverStart batteries. Johnson Controls makes Diehard (Sears), Duralast (AutoZone), Interstate, Kirkland (Costco), Motorcraft (Ford), and some EverStarts
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