What is the best battery to use for my set up? Yellow Top Optima or what?
I run 8 light on top for short periods of time and a CB, dual fans 12 inch and 18 inch all the time while running. And i do have a 200 watt sub but thats hardly ever on. I will be adding a winch in the near future if this helps at all.
Right now my volt meter shows just under 14, which means i have a dying alternator, but I'm not too worried about that, i will get one from a durango soon.
I have three Odysseys. A PC1500 in the LJ. Actually had it in a 2002 TJ (since June 2005) before I put it in the LJ. It sees winching twice per month, plus daily driving for two weeks, then sits for a week un-used. It has been drained down (headlights left on twice for 8 hours) and keeps working
Also have an Odyssey PC1700 in the Sequoia. It has been installed since Dec 2004, drained down three times. Still working. Left the Sequoia out in 6Deg F overnight recently, started right up.
Third is a PC2250 in the trailer as a deep cycle unit. Again, boring story, no problems.
All stay very clean, no growth of acid crystals. The Sears Platinum Die-hard is reportedly the same as an Odyssey, but less costly.
Jean - Wonderful wife
2003 Toyota Sequoia
2005 FA64 (aka LJ) Khaki
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2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ) 6cyl, 4spd auto, dana 30/44 3.73, rear trac-loc, hard top, BFG KM2 35/12.5 x 15 on rattle can black stock Ravine wheels & 1.5" spacers, trimmed flares, budget PA 1" BL & RC 1" MML, Ford Explorer roof rack, Hella e-code headlight housings, 55 watt DDM HID Hi/Lo 6000k, EBC Yellow Stuff front brake pads, Platinum P4 battery, Rusty's 3" 305s front and 303s rear springs, RC rear track bar bracket and Hella 500FFs with DDM's 55watt 6000k H3 HIDs on windshield hinge brackets. Currie's front upper and lower control arms. Hummm whats next? Building a Dana HP30 with 4.88 and ? locker http://www.canddautocenter.com/
Go with a P4 and stay away from the optima like others have stated. Just a side note the batteries I really liked were Bosch, some of the best batteries I ever had were Bosch, but now I can't seem to find them anywhere.
"Just because you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town."
Thanks for all the imput, i will most likely be getting a P4 this weekend. One other question does anyone know if they make a battery tray specifically for the P4 im doing a search now and will edit this if i answer my own question.