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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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My factory battery has hit the 5 year mark and I want to pick one up before winter. Interstate has one for $135 and then a heavy duty one for $250, I've heard mentions on here about going for the big battery. But it's hard to justify close to Christmas with 4 kids, opinions?? Extra umph Needed?

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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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Well, has your battery shown any fatigue, perhaps test it . If not I would say just keep it until it goes bad. I have seen batteries last 12 years. Maybe just keep saving up this way you are ready when it's time.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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I was looking at those a while back. Interstate used to be one of the best. Here's the burn, they were bought out by Johnson Controls, the same company that ruined optima. :-(
I haven't heard anything about them one way or the other but you may want to do a little research first.
Odessey seems to be pretty good.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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My factory battery has hit the 5 year mark and I want to pick one up before winter. Interstate has one for $135 and then a heavy duty one for $250, I've heard mentions on here about going for the big battery. But it's hard to justify close to Christmas with 4 kids, opinions?? Extra umph Needed?

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Best bet is to go to Sears and buy either the Platinum series P1(top post only) or P4(dual posts) which are a direct fit for your Jeep.Best warranty out there also and some of the time you can hit a sale and get it for $200 or less.


The gray Platinum series batteries are made by Odyssey,only the gray cased Platinum series batteries.
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Best bet is to go to Sears and buy either the Platinum series P1(top post only) or P4(dual posts) which are a direct fit for your Jeep.Best warranty out there also and some of the time you can hit a sale and get it for $200 or less.

The gray Platinum series batteries are made by Odyssey,only the gray cased Platinum series batteries.
I thought sears had them too but I wasn't sure.
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The gray Platinum series batteries are made by Odyssey,only the gray cased Platinum series batteries.
I am guessing this is the Platinum gray you spoke of?

So it's between the gray above and this Gold Series one
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I'd go with the Platinum series.The gold series is made by Johnson controls if I remember right and made for more temperate southern climates.

Don't let the bad reviews of the Platinum series steer you away,they all are from the mis-use of the side terminals which are not there for high amp load draws.All side terminal battery's have the same issues and why the biggest user of side terminal batteries(GM) switched back to top post terminals a few years ago.Those side terminals are for small amp draw accessories like lights.
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