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post #1 of 23 Old 04-25-2010, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Best Battery for a winch?

I'm looking for sum veteran advice on whats the best battery to use with a winch. I also have a plow and sum aux electrical add ons. Just looking for the best option in your experianced opinion.


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post #2 of 23 Old 04-25-2010, 03:53 PM
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My experience is with yellow top Optima battery. It has NEVER failed, not once.

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i run the optima red top....very a problem

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Odyssey. The blue/red/yellow are good if you plan on rolling over.
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post #5 of 23 Old 04-25-2010, 04:33 PM
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yellow yop has been in every vehicle i have ever owned and has NEVER disappointed. i had a big ol power inverter in my old rig and used to run tons of accessories and she never complained.
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Definatley Optima,

red top is good but if you have offroad lights and do alot of winching or a compressor, the yellow top (deep cycle) handle the loads better.
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handle the loads better.
thats what she said.



sorry, couldnt help myself.
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post #9 of 23 Old 04-25-2010, 04:46 PM
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Optima No question. Its a spend the money where it counts situation.

Redtop is a cranking or starting battery so all you trendy bone heads that had to have one need to learn to buy what you need not what your buddy has. Go with the yellow top it is designed to drain down to 20% of its capacity with no battery damage. The red top needs to be Kept at 80% or better to insure battery life IIRC.

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It does look alot better when the Jeep is "ugly side up" though! :hahaha::teehee:
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I do not have a winch but I do know a little about batteries. Go with a deep cycle battery. Regular auto batteries are not made to discharge and then recharge. Deep cycle batteries are made for just that.
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Yellow Top Optima all the way. Also FWIW I stumbled on mine at a Sam's Club unexpectedly and they had them for $162.89. Needless to say...it came home with me right then.
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One of these days im gonna get me one of those Optimas, but my walmart 750 has lasted me through 2 winches so far and still going.

Your limited slip differential sucks.

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Optimas are not what they used to be. Side posts aren't really rated for use either. For thr money & great warranty I'd get the Sears Platinum battery. The side & top posts are both rated for use & has a 3 year warranty & you can get one @ any Sears store. These are the same as the Odyssey battery.
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thats what she said.



sorry, couldnt help myself.
Understandable
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Optimas are not what they used to be. Side posts aren't really rated for use either. For thr money & great warranty I'd get the Sears Platinum battery. The side & top posts are both rated for use & has a 3 year warranty & you can get one @ any Sears store. These are the same as the Odyssey battery.
I have also seen good results with this battery. A buddies YJ had one in it when he bought it 2 years ago and I think it is still in there. and that Puss winches over speed bumps if its raining

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