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Old November 12th, 2017, 12:18
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Re: Battery opinions

Ran a Napa Premium Gold battery in my '96 for 2 1/2 years with no issues. 580 CCA's, 715 CA's. Worked great for jump-starting dead vehicles, no slow cranking on cold mornings, even when I visited family in Nebraska last year for Christmas. 4-gauge battery cables probably helped too though.
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Old July 24th, 2018, 19:49
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I'm about to buy an Advance Auto Parts AGM battery.
Anyone know if they're still made by East Penn and are a Deka Clone?
Thanks.
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Old July 26th, 2018, 13:13
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im running the autozone platinum agm in my 88. seems to be the beast so far. i cant remember if its the 34 or 78 size battery but its not the one autozone lists for the year. but it think its the correct size as sit fits the battery tray like a glove.
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Old July 27th, 2018, 06:39
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I'm about to buy an Advance Auto Parts AGM battery.
Anyone know if they're still made by East Penn and are a Deka Clone?
Thanks.
probably find it here:
https://herehydro.weebly.com/uploads...names_list.pdf
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im running the autozone platinum agm in my 88. seems to be the beast so far. i cant remember if its the 34 or 78 size battery but its not the one autozone lists for the year. but it think its the correct size as sit fits the battery tray like a glove.
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Old July 28th, 2018, 18:21
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I'm about to buy an Advance Auto Parts AGM battery.
Anyone know if they're still made by East Penn and are a Deka Clone?
Thanks.
Check the manufacturered date tag on end of battery to see what year it was made
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Old July 29th, 2018, 12:56
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Re: Battery opinions

Sharing this only because it's different/unique. A lot going on in the pic, kinda messy and the charger is hooked up

3 lithium shorai motorcycle batteries. All 3 together weigh just under 10 lbs. over 20 lbs lighter than stock.

This is not a very cheap option though

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Old July 29th, 2018, 16:14
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Sharing this only because it's different/unique. A lot going on in the pic, kinda messy and the charger is hooked up

3 lithium shorai motorcycle batteries. All 3 together weigh just under 10 lbs. over 20 lbs lighter than stock.

This is not a very cheap option though

I notice all 3 are connected in parallel so I assume they are 12 volts.

Question? What is the total amperage and physical size/measurement.
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Old July 29th, 2018, 19:33
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Check the manufacturered date tag on end of battery to see what year it was made
The tag says "10/17".

The counter person told me their batteries are now made by Johnson Controls, including the Platinum AGM.

The AGM I bought looks like a Deka though. It's grey with a black top, and has an indented case that widens toward the top. There's no listing anywhere on the battery as to who manufactured it or where....?
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Old July 29th, 2018, 19:50
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I've seen some of those agm batterys sitting on the shelf for well over a year or more well sell a lot of batterys where I work but not many agm we have deka now but in past years we sold Johnson controls then exide now deka
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Old July 29th, 2018, 20:25
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Supposedly the Sams Club AGM is a rebadged Deka Intimidator -- Made by East Penn

Not sure about the rest of the Sams club line but it may be worth looking into
I would second this recommendation. The Sam's Club Duracell in both regular and AGM are made by East Penn and are very good batteries. I just replaced my Group 58 Duracell from Sam's Club after 6 years. It still started fine, but I was worried about it, plus they had a 20$ off sale during the Memorial Day weekend.
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