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Unread 10-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #74911
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I had to put the charger on my Crappy Optima Red Top. Its only 4 years old and started going down hill in the last 3 months.........Left work last night at midnight and the Temp had dropped down to about 48 and would hardly crank over. I had to charge it for about 2 hours this am before I left for work.
I think I'll start looking for a New Battery this week, Need to stay under $100, so whats everyones thoughts? I was looking at the Durracell from Sams for $83 or a Wally World one. Need some advice.

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Unread 10-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #74912
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I had to put the charger on my Crappy Optima Red Top. Its only 4 years old and started going down hill in the last 3 months.........Left work last night at midnight and the Temp had dropped down to about 48 and would hardly crank over. I had to charge it for about 2 hours this am before I left for work.
I think I'll start looking for a New Battery this week, Need to stay under $100, so whats everyones thoughts? I was looking at the Durracell from Sams for $83 or a Wally World one. Need some advice.
Walmart battery starts my jeep everytime all the time.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 03:41 PM   #74913
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Just put the bilsteins on,
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Unread 10-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #74914
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Ditto on the Walmart Maxx.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #74915
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FYI - I work at a caterpillar dealer. Our batteries are a little pricy, but carry no pro rate. I have people bring them back every 3.5 years and get a new one.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #74916
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Wrapped 100' of paracord around steering wheel grip. Cheap Leather was worn out years ago.
Feels pretty good, and it's there if you need it!
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Unread 10-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #74917
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I'm going with an Interstate Mega Tron plus. Heard really solid stuff about those batteries.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #74918
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Unread 10-01-2012, 05:28 PM   #74919
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Unread 10-01-2012, 05:40 PM   #74920
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I had to put the charger on my Crappy Optima Red Top. Its only 4 years old and started going down hill in the last 3 months.........Left work last night at midnight and the Temp had dropped down to about 48 and would hardly crank over. I had to charge it for about 2 hours this am before I left for work.
I think I'll start looking for a New Battery this week, Need to stay under $100, so whats everyones thoughts? I was looking at the Durracell from Sams for $83 or a Wally World one. Need some advice.
If you have an Advanced Auto Parts near you can search online for discount codes and get a percentage of f your battery....

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Unread 10-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #74921
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I took the trumpet thingy off the airbox and installed a new paper air filter. It actually feels like it breathes a little better. Even if it is only in my head, it still only cost $9
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Unread 10-01-2012, 06:21 PM   #74922
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I took the trumpet thingy off the airbox and installed a new paper air filter. It actually feels like it breathes a little better. Even if it is only in my head, it still only cost $9
That trumpet thing keeps road spray out of the airbox. It is in your head and I'd put it back on or you're just going to go through filters faster.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #74923
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Saturday and Sunday's work. Repaired the weld nuts in the frame and cut down, welded, and ground the front bumper. Also relocated the factory fogs. Turned out pretty nice!

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Unread 10-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #74924
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Walmart battery starts my jeep everytime all the time.
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Ditto on the Walmart Maxx.
I have had trouble with almost every battery from Wally-World failing. I will never buy another battery from them.

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I'm going with an Interstate Mega Tron plus. Heard really solid stuff about those batteries.
Now Interstate makes some good batteries, been happy with every one I've ever bought.

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Be careful with Autozone batteries, the cheaper ones are crap, IMHO.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 07:03 PM   #74925
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That trumpet thing keeps road spray out of the airbox. It is in your head and I'd put it back on or you're just going to go through filters faster.
I get a new air filter every 3000 miles anyway, I'm not going to beat the Tj intake dead horse any more than the poor thing has already been beaten....
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