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post #1 of 6 Old 09-15-2020, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Seeking correct Optima battery-2008 JGC

Hi, seeking an Optima battery to fit my 2008 Jeep GC; V8, 4.7L. Specs below. Any ideas? Thanks.



Group Size
H7
Minimum Cold Cranking Amps
750


Group Size
H8
Minimum Cold Cranking Amps
850

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-15-2020, 02:03 PM
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Don't waste your money. Optimas are not nearly what they used to be quality-wise since production was moved to Mexico.
You're better off with an Advance Auto/Die Hard AGM in the proper group size.

See my Gates Energy/Optima history thread:
https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/...story-4394795/

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-16-2020, 08:54 AM
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I'm happy with my now 4 year old Advance Platinum AGM battery. It's in my JK but it's been absolutely reliable.

Now if you really want a premium battery, go with an Odyssey.

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I'm happy with my now 4 year old Advance Platinum AGM battery. It's in my JK but it's been absolutely reliable.

Now if you really want a premium battery, go with an Odyssey.
X2. The Odyssey Extreme AGM is one of the best (I run them in my rig, my tow vehicle, and my cars. But they definitely fall into the "Get what you pay for" category as they are pricey. I switched from running Optima's after Johnson Controls moved production to Mexico - which was when quality went down the tubes. I made the mistake of buying two Optima's after that time, and both failed in under two years.

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-18-2020, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks

Thank you for your responses, incites, and personal stories. Appreciated. I have also spoken to some friends, and am considering alternatives to Optima.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-18-2020, 09:48 PM
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Or the NorthStar at Batteries Plus.Pricey but an excellent choice.

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