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Unread 11-26-2010, 08:05 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Knuckelhead View Post
Gotta get one of them!...
I think that kind of atm only takes deposits.

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Unread 11-26-2010, 08:23 PM   #32
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A battery that you can take cash out that's what I want
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Unread 11-27-2010, 05:10 AM   #33
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Pay for a good battery the first time and you won't be replacing it every two or three years.

My red top is 4yo and going strong.

The XJ I sold off a few years ago had an 11 yo interstate that was working like a champ.

My ram has an interstate battery now for the last 6 years & it wasn't even new then. it's labeled (Recycled) on the side.
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Unread 11-27-2010, 05:50 AM   #34
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Damn, I just bought a red top... hope I don't regret it later..
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Unread 11-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Jeepster83 View Post
that was your problem right there, Jerry. Deep cycle batteries dont like to be used like normal starter batteries unless you have them set up as standalone batteries for your winch, welder, etc. deep cycle batteries like to be completely drained then completely charged. unlike starting batteries that only get used for a short burst of high amps to start the engine. thats the reason why your yellow and blue top batteries died a premature death.
That wasn't my problem "right there". You need to do a little more homework on Optima batteries before telling people what their problems are. Neither Optima's Yellow Top nor their Blue Top is a traditional deep cycle battery like you described. Go to Optima's website to learn more about them and you'll see that Optima describes them as as a combination SLI (starting, lights, ignition) and deep cycle that does well in a daily driver environment... it was designed for that use. Neither is a deep cycle battery like you'd buy for a boat.
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Unread 11-27-2010, 11:38 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by Unlimited04 View Post
Optimas are major crap.

Diehard Platinum P4 is what you want
Just got one of these, pricey but great! Runs the warn winch, hella's, CB....doesn't break a sweat.

4 year full replacment warranty good at any Sears nationwide..... cant beat it!
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