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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:48 pm 
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OK so the cold to warm weather has killed my old battery..

I don't want an el-cheap-o battery, but nothing to costly, I have been looking at the ultima range, so something around the $130 mark..

thoughts, suggestions? what to stay away from.

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:56 pm 
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got a centruy? battery. does the job.

anything with warrenty and that has about 500cca's(cold cranking amps) minimum

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:06 pm 
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I would recommend a Deep Cycle battery of some description like an Optima, Exide Orbital etc.
I know you've said you don't want anything too expensive but for the reserve power these things have got I would have a serious look at them.

At the start of winter my battery died and I lashed out and bought an Optima .... damn .... what a difference it made. The engine had never cranked over so fast before and finally I could run my car stereo for hours on end and still be able to start the car :)

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:06 am 
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Exide Orbital it is.. not wrong about the thing cranking over hard and fast. I can actually leave my stereo on for more than 5 mons without the battery going dead too!! what a bonus.. old battery as 7 years old!! should I apply to guiness records for long life?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:59 pm 
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Bosch GOLD is a great battery so far... ive had mine 6 months now... and going strong... 450 CCA... green machine has one too!...

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:35 am 
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I lashed out an bought an Optima Yellow Top fopr the work ute ... dedicated LPG.

The thing cranks like you wouldn't believe .... had an issue ages ago with a stuffed solenoid in the converter which keep flooding the engine on start up ... after about 20-30 minutes of repeated cranking I maanged to start the ute .... the battery didn't slow down either.

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Cold Cranking Amps at 0°F - 750
Marine Cranking Amps, 32°F - 870
Reserve Capacity - minutes** - 120
Capacity (c/20 rate) - Amp Hours** - 55

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:57 am 
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That's the one I've got .... Yellow Top D34 ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:08 am 
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Battery is AWESOME.. compared to the dead a** thing I had.. 550cca.. what a difference it makes..

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:23 pm 
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I got a 6 year old Optima Red Top. Still working. Still lettin me run sterio for ages.
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