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Old 08-19-2022, 09:55 PM
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I bought a yellowtop for running 12v stuff in the horse trailer. Still going after 10 years.
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These were the original factory batteries in mine. I don't think the new ones last.
I have the Optima batteries now, no idea how well they will do
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Old 08-20-2022, 11:24 AM
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These were the original factory batteries in mine. I don't think the new ones last.
I have the Optima batteries now, no idea how well they will do
I tried the yellow top optimas in my '06 F350 with the 6.0 diesel. It started great right up until it didn't. They started it at my house, drove 10 minutes to the farm and the truck died halfway down the driveway. Dashboard would barely light up, and you could not jump start it. I had to take a different truck to town and buy batteries. They were a month past the warranty. I'm hoping that was an uncommon failure since they just died instantly. Truck started on the first try with new batteries, no charging system problems.

I am now running X2power batteries from batteries plus. They are fucking expensive but spec out almost identical to the high end odyssey brand batteries. They start my stuff quick in the lowest temps we get down here, unplugged and seem to be good for 6-7 years minimum. The set in my 06 was still going strong when I parked it and I neglected to keep them charged so I don't know how long they'd have gone if cared for.
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Old 08-20-2022, 12:12 PM
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Only ten years.... I would sue someone...
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Old 08-20-2022, 04:37 PM
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I had the battery replaced in the 2019 under warranty. I'm lucky to get 3 years out of a battery. I guess the heat kills them here. I'd be damned proud to get 10 years out of one.
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