This battery has a well documented flaw in that the internal post connectors become detached from road (and off road) vibrations. Many guys on my truck forum who have bought this battery have been stranded by this issue. One guy posted he had gone through three batteries in less than two years due to this. The Sears automotive tech told him he sees it constantly and was remiss as to why the manufacturer hasn't redesigned the battery to fix the issue. He's had it replaced at no charge each time, but didn't help him when his truck wouldn't start.
This is a powerful battery made for vehicles with multiple accessories, but has a very serious design flaw...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Old Man Emu HD coils, 265/65/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Warn M8000, home made light bar, Cepek 130 watt lights, Hella 500s
That would be because you do not attach a winch to side posts and Jeeps do not use a side post battery to begin with.
There is a major design flaw in side posts to begin with(can not support high amp loads) and GM(the biggest user of side post batteries) finally got a clue and has went away from that design and alot of there battery problems has also went down drastically from going to a top post battery over a side post battery.
'02 Liberty sitting on 35" tires,HP44,RockJock60,and AtlasII t-case
As great as it is to use prior knowledge of products, it is times like these that we see why he have to speculate products better based on application. I am glad to see tjkj2002 point out the post location. It makes a big difference in this scenario. That is probably why Jerry has not seen/experienced any issues, while hammerz71 has seen multiple.
a complete deep cycle only battery is not meant for the cranking amps for starting a vehicle or something along those lines...
That is correct, a pure deep cycle battery won't hold up as well as a conventional or dual-purpose battery will. Deep cycle batteries are made to recover without damage after being totally discharged but that ability compromises their ability to hold up long as a starting battery.