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post #1 of 6 Old 09-25-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Battery help

Well the original battery on my 07 finally called it quits. Any opinions or recommendations on a good quality replacement is really wanted. I prefer to go on experience then ads on getting the right stuff. Thanks!!
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-25-2013, 06:23 PM
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Wow, 6-7 years on the OEM? Amazing. Been running a Batteries Plus AGM. Happy.

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-25-2013, 07:17 PM
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Anything from a lead-acid Wal-Mart special to a sealed AGM oughta work; even those super-duper lithium ion (iron?) or whatever they are!

I currently have an Advance Auto AGM (or whatever technology it is that you don't have to add water to top off the electrolyte levels); had more cold cranking amps than the OEM box. Good warranty; cost about $ 100 IIRC. There may be better batteries, cheaper batteries, and even both better and cheaper batteries. Yer pays yer money, and yer takes yer cherce!
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-27-2013, 05:55 PM
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Deka ETX15L is good, I just got one.

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-28-2013, 08:06 AM
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I have a LiFe (lithium Iron) battery from Antigravity Batteries. Been running it almost 2 years now and has been trouble free. They have a 10 year life span, are small (4"x3"x2")IIRC, and weigh just over a pound... Awesome!
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