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post #1936 of 8099 Old 07-27-2012, 09:40 PM
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Odyssey make a stout batter. I had a lightweight battery kit from them in my old SRT4.
That little battery had more CCA than the factory behemoth.


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post #1937 of 8099 Old 07-27-2012, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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And so it begins...
We here at RobCo are officially putting the ki-bosh on any and all battery debates as they pertain to the Republic of Dave.

I've had a few Optima batteries here and there, and to a one they've been poor quality. The first one I saw installed went in a friend's ride some years ago and that one did reasonably well...since then, disaster. I know someone that's killed about five of the f****** things, and the last one I had was in Annabelle's Mustang, and it decided that it would rather catch on fire than simply die. When Optima's operation/assembly moved outside of the States, their quality control managers were all fired and replaced by mirelurks...thus, they're hit and miss. I want a battery on which I can rely, and the only thing I trust an Optima to do is potentially leave me stranded in the Wasteland...and I'll probably surrounded by f****** mirelurks when it does so.

So, if you have a good Optima...that's great; we're glad you like them but we don't trust them AT ALL. Anything that goes in Greta from this point out will be a higher-end AGM of some nature...ideally an Odyssey or a DieHard Platinum.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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post #1938 of 8099 Old 07-27-2012, 09:51 PM
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post #1939 of 8099 Old 07-27-2012, 09:52 PM
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/be...y-get-1243858/

Read this.

I heard a lot of good things about the Diehard Platinum P4. Unfortunately that battery is no longer in production.

All I hear from the reputable members of this forum beyond that is Odyssey.

Although I did read once from a Optima rep that the Optimas presumed to be puked were "deeply discharged" and "recharged correctly" and were like new.

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Sadly you are mistaken they didnt hire Mirelurks , it was the sleestaks .

The Diehard platinum isnt cheap , but at least you get what you paid for .

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post #1941 of 8099 Old 07-27-2012, 09:58 PM
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So are these Odyssey batteries gel cell or water and acid based? And where would I get one locally? I have 2 deep cycle optimas in my Jeep. I did however melt one with a high output 300 amp alternator once, from running it down and recharging it too fast. Now I have a weak 90 amp and all is well. May upgrade to a slightly higher alternator later. Maybe one just under 200 amp....

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post #1942 of 8099 Old 07-27-2012, 10:07 PM
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Just checked the Sears website. It seems the P4 has be resurrected!

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So are these Odyssey batteries gel cell or water and acid based? And where would I get one locally?
Neither. They are a totally-sealed AGM - absorbed glass mat - design, and as such it's easier to buy one online than anywhere else. Due to the sealed design, they're not considered a hazardous item, and can be shipped cheaply.

And yes, you can get P2's and P4's from Sears. Personally, I'd get the standard post design and run my cables to a real junction block of some sort, but that's just me...

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post #1944 of 8099 Old 07-27-2012, 10:31 PM
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Just checked and Batteries plus carries them. No prices on the site though. Might be awhile before I need a battery but I'll keep them in mind. Thanks for the heads up!

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im pretty sure the legion runs Optima, they like to kill you up close and personal and leave you stranded in the wasteland with no ammo and low health. i also had a friend whos optima decided to explode. extra ironic that i drove an hour to save his punk *** with a walmart battery. long live diehard
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post #1946 of 8099 Old 07-28-2012, 02:45 AM
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I bought an Optima oh say, 3 years ago ish?? It died after I shorted out the electrical system in my first wj. I had it replaced under warranty, and haven't looked back sense. Now, it does act funny when its dicharged all the way then charged spuradically? sorry for my grammar just got off work. But after I dishcarged it fully, and put it on a slow charge, its perfectly fine now. So who knows... Its in the wife's jeep and takes a beating for when she leaves the danged radio on, and hazards on when she thinks the jeep broke down... haha.. oh well, its all good in the neighborhood...


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Had a talk with the tech at Pep Boys last week about batteries. He asked me if the TJ had an Optima since they were the best and I have all of my auxiliary lighting... I proceeded to go into a longwinded explanation about how since Optimas production moved South, the quality control has gone to s**t and how we as a Jeeping community have turned to the products like the Sears DieHard Platinum P4 and the Odyssey batteries.

I'm sure he didn't need all the information I gave him, but seemed somewhat happy to have it. Considering people are paying $200 after tax up here for an Optima Yellow Top, you're already in the same ballpark as the P4. It's a no-brainer.


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Today's Jeeping: Time to slice the C-pillars...there's no sense putting it off any longer. Also, good info on the batteries, guys...and girls.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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Get ta choppin!

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post #1950 of 8099 Old 07-28-2012, 08:07 PM
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I would at least hit your fenders in the tub with SOME sort of bed liner and go thick as you like to deden the rock impacts........ THATS IF you decide not to put the inner fender liners back in. I have been thinking about just going with cheap and dirty herc inside the wheel well and just goop it on nice and thick. I dont think I will putting the dirt traps back in. and herc although not very pretty would be fine in there where it can be pressure washed.

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