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    battery types

    ok everyone, with me getting ready to put my heep on the road in the next 4-6 wks, I am going to drive you all nuts with the question I am about to be firing in the next few weeks, so bare with me.
    todays question is what type of battery is everyone using.
    I hear yellow top... but I have also heard that they will void any warranty if they find out it is in a jeep
    I am at this time going to have basic stuff running along with winch, light bar, amp for stereo.
    Again I don't mind spending the cash, I just don't want to do it twice....
    right now I jammed a truck battery in there, did a little trimming and it fits great and low enough to ensure not to hit the hood.

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    I wouldn't touch an Optima with a 10' pole. I've seen way too many weird failures to think they are a reliable battery. Just google away until your heart is content for Optima problems.

    If you do not absolutely need a sealed battery, you still cannot beat the value and performance of a traditional flooded battery. If you insist on sealed battery, most of the really good options are rather pricey. I would get whichever battery has the best warranty and return policy.

    I went with a Motomaster AGM (rebadged Exide) in my heep because I really wanted a sealed battery for safety in the event of a roll. I got it for a $180 and it has a 5 year full replacement warranty (no pro rated crap). This is the best warranty I have seen and it is a modestly priced battery and the warranty is honoured by a nation wide chain so I know I'm covered no matter where I am. I'm done with all of the expensive boutique wizz bang boy howdy batteries that have shit warranties and poor performance and cost far too much.
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    I have this kind it is the best, price no object.

    http://www.fullriver.com/products/ad...file/HC105.pdf was in heep for single 2008 now for camper.

    I also have Optima's red found 2010 flying J parking lot side post stripped out below 7 volts reconditioned it & yellow bought 2003 in the heep now.

    Motomaster AGM 2010 now in car.

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    Wasn't happy with the motomaster agm, replaced it under warranty after 6 months of dd use and no heavy loads. Sold the replacement to a friend for dd use and it died again after another 4 years. He couldn't warrant it however as he lost the bill, and even though they could find it in the system by the Sn they said they wouldn't do anything without the original receipt.
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    well if this is the case, I am either going to go to Canadian Tire for one (locations all over) or just hit up Great Northern Battery here in the city!

    Stay tuned, I will be asking more questions...
    again thanx everyone....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drizit View Post
    Wasn't happy with the motomaster agm, replaced it under warranty after 6 months of dd use and no heavy loads. Sold the replacement to a friend for dd use and it died again after another 4 years. He couldn't warrant it however as he lost the bill, and even though they could find it in the system by the Sn they said they wouldn't do anything without the original receipt.
    The rebranded Exide is a much better battery and has only been available through CT for a couple of years. The older Motomaster AGM's were junk.

    In fact, most AGM's I have dealt with over the years offer poor performance for the money from my experience. After a while, you start to not care about warranty and service when the batteries take a shit and ruin your fun.

    I still maintain that if you want a simple and cost effective battery that is reliable, flooded is still the way to go.

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    I was told at the time that they were a rebranded exide. They had the same 6 pack layout as the optima though.

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    I got the biggest cheapest deep cycle battery that would fit under the hood of my YJ. Found one using at Battery Direct. That thing never failed, I had windshield and bumper lights, CB, a winch, and maybe pulled myself up a hill or two using the starter once or twice . When the YJ died I put it in the boat and it's still going strong after 5 years.
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    I run an Odyssy battery in my MJ and the Girlfriends Liberty and have recommended them to customers and you can get them at GNB
    http://www.odysseybattery.com/

    Id say at least get an AGM type of battery, you spend more but its a better option and no more corroded battery terminals to boot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drizit View Post
    I was told at the time that they were a rebranded exide. They had the same 6 pack layout as the optima though.
    Yup, those are the old crap batteries.

    This is the one that doesn't suck: http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mo...3420p.html#srp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickybongsmoking View Post
    Yup, those are the old crap batteries.

    This is the one that doesn't suck: http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mo...3420p.html#srp
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    I have an Odyssey in mine, I had it in my yj, then put in the TJ, and never thought about it again, sits all winter and fires up in the spring no issues.
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    Some of the AGM Ultras at CT are rebranded Northstars.

    I have one in my Jeep. It's been replaced 2x now in three years. Every time they test them, its tests "not within manufactures specs" but never gives a real reason for the fail. Have them test a few and print the results while you wait if you have some time, you'd be surprised how many fail. Also have them check the date codes as some Ultras at the stores are not very new due to low sales
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