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    What's the best battery for

    I have just purchased a 9000lbs winch and I am curious about what is the best battery to use? Winch manual recommends 650CCA, should I install a dual system? Get a deap cycle RV battery?
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    Here is what I would say

    http://www.optimabatteries.com/off_road/
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    morning Steve
    Thanks, now just need to find where they sell them, don't need it right away. How's the bumper coming?

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    I've had good luck with Optimas

    Yellow top in there now is doin the trick and putting up with the joke of a charging system it has feeding it

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    walmart sells optima batteries
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    WalMart and Costco supposedly sell year old or so Optima Batteries

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    Yeah, I bought my red top Optima at wallmart last year and I love it.
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    Optima looks good, I have been reading the specs on each battery, red, blue and yellow top. They all seem to be very close, does anyone have one of these and power an 8 or 9000lbs winch? Just trying to get the best. Don't want to end up with a battery that can't drive the winch to its abilities.
    Great response so far. anymore help would great.
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    i wouldnt be so much worried about the battery running the winch, id be more worried about your alternator

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    yeah I will be up grading that as well.
    As you know Steve, I will need it. You should see my ride now!!! Pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thing1 View Post
    yeah I will be up grading that as well.
    As you know Steve, I will need it. You should see my ride now!!! Pretty sweet.
    im sure ill see it in the spring























    if it lasts that long

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    IDEALLY and dual battery setup with a Marine on one bank with a good insulator and and an alternater that can eep up.

    But I deal is not always practical!!!

    A good battery, Optima or Odyssey is Best. min 800CC in my opinion.
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    Personally, I have never been a big fan of the Optima battery, I have seen countless people left stranded or replacing them every two years.
    I have been using the same energizer Marine starting/deep cycle battery from Walmart for over 4 years and it has never let me down once. It has 180 amp/hr reserve which is likely 50% more than any Optima 850 CCA, Axillery terminals for your winch. I can run my Coolatron all night with no problem, oh ya and its under $ 100.00 out the door.

    As far as what you need, your battery is # 1, upgrading your alternator really only needs be done if your winching ALOT or have a huge light bank that needs power. If your battery can not pull at least one full pull at full load with the engine off, its not big enough. And with that said, if your looking at a Deep Cycle battery, they are not designed to take any more than a 30 amp charge. So Putting a 100 amp plus alt in is only going to shorted the life of the battery.


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    I have a yellow top door stop that only lasted 2 years. Exactly what DVS said... it couldn't handle the constant cycling of draining and recycling at 100+ amps.

    At $160-180 each for a yellow top, you can wear out a few regular batteries before it costs you.
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