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post #16 of 19 Old 09-27-2013, 07:14 AM
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My OE MOPAR batt. lasted almost 10 years. I replaced it with an A/C DELCO.
as far as "off the shelf" OE replacements I would only use A/C, Interstate or MOPAR. I have had all of the above last ten plus years without failure.

When my OE batt went it left us sit one day (due to leaving lights on for an hour) until we got a jump, than it seeming worked fine but I replaced it anyway. I figured if 2 25w lights would kill it in an hour, it was shot !

that's (give or take) 7-8 amps of draw that killed the batt in an hour.........

I would not buy a refurb batt.

QUOTE=billzcat1;wsar10 is right on point on this oil thread - as usual. Anyone reading this would be well-served taking his advice.

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post #17 of 19 Old 09-27-2013, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Thomahawk View Post
My original battery was still Good when i changed it in 2012, (installed in the Jeep in 00) I changed it as a preventive move cause i often Go up mountain in Winter and dont want Sh to happen.

My choice was a Bosch S4
That's pretty amazing. I've been an auto mechanic since 1993 and the longest one I've ever seen was about 8 years old and I've seen thousands and thousands of batteries.

Heat is the real killer of batteries though and it gets hot here in Arizona My batteries have always avaeraged about 3 years (Interstate Megatrons) but last year I installed an Optima red top and so far (knock on wood) so good. I wanted an AGM because vibration is also a battery killer and supposedly the AGM's and Optima are much less resistent plus they don't sulphate and get all greasy on the outide.
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post #18 of 19 Old 09-27-2013, 07:11 PM
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going on 7 years on my yellow top! Very happy with it, worth the $

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post #19 of 19 Old 09-28-2013, 01:37 PM
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I just bought an optima red top for mine... and it was the original battery I replaced (2004).

I only bought the optima because I got it brand new for 130 bucks from pep boys. Through my buddy.
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