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Title: What battery should I get? Or what are you running?
Post by: Tliska10 on May 07, 2018, 06:45:19 AM
Well my 3rd gen Montero needs a new battery, the car came with a knock off brand one and it took a dumb yesterday, I've been tending it all night till I purchase a replacement one.


I was thinking optima I always wanted to try one.red top or maybe a yellow top

What battery are you guys running?


I do plan to do some Wheeling and camping with my family....
Only crazy power I get from my ride is my kids DVD TV hook up that it.
I just don't want to get stranded

Title: Re: What battery should I get? Or what are you running?
Post by: Crumb on May 07, 2018, 07:32:56 AM
Blue top group 24 in my 99 as it is deep cycle, has marine posts and it's AGM so no corrosion.
Title: Re: What battery should I get? Or what are you running?
Post by: JohnnyBfromPeoria on May 10, 2018, 09:23:23 PM
The last decade or so, I've been stuck on getting my batteries at WalMart. I buy their best one, in the biggest size that'll fit (more reserve capacity). Their best ones have a three-year full replacement warranty and two more years after that where they pro-rate the value. I've never had a bad one.

Toasty makes two very valid points about what he runs, one being dual posts, which I appreciate now that I bought a whopper of an inverter and will need to attach a set of 2 gauge cable to run the thing, but that also comes in handy for having an extra set of take-offs for an accessory bus or for having lugs/leads for a battery tender. The second point is using an AGM for the mess-free qualities.

Problem is, I'm cheap. I spend around $100 if I have a junk battery for a core (I always seem to be able to find one) and I run a power bus for accessory terminals right off the same connection the main harness uses. Scrubbing Bubbles takes care of anything that needs to be cleaned up.
 
John B.
Title: Re: What battery should I get? Or what are you running?
Post by: bear on February 02, 2020, 11:43:09 PM
I use a red top Optima.  After one year I had
To get it replaced under warranty.  They work when they
Are good. Lol