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Old March 12th, 2008, 15:52
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battery opinions

ok so the battery in my xj is shot
if i leave the doors open for 20-30 min, its dead
it seems like a popular choice is optima
but i was curiouse as to what else is out there
what do you guys recomend?
and what makes optima such a desirable battery?
thanks for your input
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Old March 12th, 2008, 15:57
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Re: battery opinions

The best part about any AGM battery is the "physical" abuse they can handle!
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Old March 12th, 2008, 15:58
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Re: battery opinions

Optima has its acid absorbed in fiberglass matting to make it a spill proof design. The same matting has the feature of helping to secure the plates in place making them more vibration resistant. This being said, I run an Autocraft Titanium from Advance Auto in my jeep, car, farm trucks, and tractors. going on 7 years for the one in my 50hp Kubota with one recharge and no failures. Jeeps in almost 4 years old and has never failed to start. 3 yr free replacement and 84 mos prorating.... My $0.02
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Old March 12th, 2008, 17:15
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Re: battery opinions

I recommend Odyssey for sure after seeing one in use. Actually it was a Sears Die Hard Platinum but they are the same as Odyssey, made by the same company, and have identical specs. At Sears they cost less and have a better warranty so its a good deal plus it puts them at less money than a Optima. Do a search on the web and you will find a lot of people who prefer Odyssey over Optima plus a lot more problems with Optima then Odyssey.

Here is the batteries I am talking about


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