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Unread 10-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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okay so my battery has been dieing allot lately so i tested it and it said it is bad so going to get a new one what would be the best battery for me to get that would help with a zj with a 1100w amp and 400w 10in kicker sub-woofer i like something that i wont have to replace for a wile and will give me best performance and i like it to play like 5 songs with out the battery dieing when jeep is not running i have a 1995 jeep zj laredo with 4.0 right now the one i am using will hold a charge for like a week still using it but i want to get a new one

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Unread 10-06-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Take a look at Optima batteries. I havent read up on the newer ones, dont know if theyre still as good but.i've had them in almost every vehicle and they've been awesome. Also heard good things about Die Hard Platinums but I believe those are wet batteries
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Unread 10-07-2012, 05:26 AM   #3
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Optima are awesome. For high power demands get the yellow top.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 06:00 AM   #4
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Platinum die hard. I read a while back that optimas are now made by johnson controls, the same people that make walmart ones,
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Unread 10-07-2012, 08:30 AM   #5
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And who makes the Die-Hard ?
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Unread 10-07-2012, 10:13 AM   #6
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Platinum die hard. I read a while back that optimas are now made by johnson controls, the same people that make walmart ones,
Yes they are,jc also makes batteries for autozone and advance auto however they are made to the vendors specs,they are all not the same
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Unread 10-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #7
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I would still go optima. If it's gonna go bad, it will within the 3 year free replacement period. I just cant put a wet battery in an off road vehicle. Too much mess every time. And yes, go with a yellow top, I only used a red top because it was free
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Unread 10-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #8
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I would not recommend optima. I've never ran any in my own personal vehicles but for good reason. I'm a natural gas compressor technician and we put blue tops on our units which are powered by GM engines. I have to replace them all the time. It seems that when they are drawn completely dead they are done
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Unread 10-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #9
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I would not recommend optima. I've never ran any in my own personal vehicles but for good reason. I'm a natural gas compressor technician and we put blue tops on our units which are powered by GM engines. I have to replace them all the time. It seems that when they are drawn completely dead they are done
Are they yellow tops?
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Unread 10-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #10
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Die Hard. After hearing all the crap about Optimas dying and warranty hassles I'll never buy one.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 03:03 PM   #11
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Also when running your stereo system with your Jeep off is a no no. When you go to start your Jeep, the alternator will work harder to get the battery back to normal charge. Fastest way to cook your alternator. Just my 2 cents. I've also had good luck with duralast batteries. No problems and their warranty is nice.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 05:02 PM   #12
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I can't remember who makes the diehard but its not johnson. There is another company that makes an identical looking battery down to the aux battery post. I got the marine version platinum that had them also.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #13
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I can't remember who makes the diehard but its not johnson. There is another company that makes an identical looking battery down to the aux battery post. I got the marine version platinum that had them also.
I believe it Enersys, same people who make the Odyssey's
We quit using the Optimas for racing and moved to the Odyssey's
a couple of years ago... I run them in my boats and jet ski as well.
Still have some of the older Optimas around and working well even at 7 years
old. (pre Johnsons). The Johnsons just don't seem to last like the originals.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #14
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yep.thats it.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 06:54 PM   #15
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great guys thanks for the help and 96zedjay if maby u have some of those old optimas i would love to buy one from you maby for a cheap price it sounds like a optima would be the best way to go i dont run the stereo with the jeep off that often but somtimes i could not even play one song and it would kill the hole battery and i have to get a jump start also like maby to save some money so i want to go with maby a really good battery for like less than a 120 or 150 i really hope you can keep helping me play to buy one on Sunday so please help
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