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Battery opinions

Postby spencerdiesel » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:48 pm

Who likes what battery. Got a Deka, never heard of it but its done decent so far.
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby matthewh » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:53 pm

I buy the biggest group 31 I can get. Napa carries a 1250cca, but its upwards of $150. Usually run Carquest HD, which is 1150cca. In the fall the big truck shops have battery sale, I bought 2 off brand 31's they were 925cca, but were only $75 plus core.
My truck is running the Carquest HD, since I didn't want to pony up for the Napa screwing.
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby Philip » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:58 pm

Deka is made in Wabash Indiana. They also sell under other names I can't remember right now.

I haven't used one so I don't know how good they are. I know a few people that have worked there. They said it was a good built battery.

I use NAPA group 31's with the highest amp ratings.
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby RumbleFish » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:55 pm

I run oreilly super starts. Because i get a sweet discount and all the warranty i can dig up ;)
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby PToombs » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:54 pm

I run Dekas in the 2nd gen, good batteries. I had Carquest batteries in it, and 1 died when they were about a year old. The pro-rate was a little over 1/2 the price of a new one, so I threw in a used battery I had and when the 2nd one died I went to the Dekas. I hated the carquest ones, they out gassed all the time and my terminals were always all corroded and crappy.
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby ellis93 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:55 pm

RumbleFish wrote:I run oreilly super starts. Because i get a sweet discount and all the warranty i can dig up ;)

Me too.....only because i know the manager and get a good deal on them. The one in the dodge is 6yrs old,the one in the 2030 jd tractor is 3 or 4yrs and I have one in the Chevy. All three are doing well.
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby CumminsPower59 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:28 am

Dual Optima's. The "cleaner" looking one is eight years old and the other is well over ten years old. I know some people don't like them, but I am a huge fan of any AGM battery. We had Hawker brand 6TL's in the military, those things are flat out impressive.

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Re: Battery opinions

Postby spencerdiesel » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:44 pm

Long lived they are :shock:
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby matthewh » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:11 pm

I thought the 6TL's were a lead acid battery? Just picked up a M35A2 that needs batteries, and wouldn't mind using 6tl's versus a std size battery
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby CumminsPower59 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Well, 6TL size. The proper model number I am not sure of.

Edit: 6TAGM is the Hawker battery.
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby matthewh » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:28 pm

Thanks for the tip. Never knew 6TL's came in an AGM style battery. Gonna do some searching and see what I can find
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby Armstrongmike77 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:21 pm

Hey guys wondering if anyone what could be wrong with a 93 dodge 350 diesel, the fuse panel fell down and why the person put it back up the truck now has no power. Battery is good, grounds are clean and tight. I have power going into the fuse panel to the hazard relay but no where after that. All fuses are new, and no disconnected wires to the panel. Thanks
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby PToombs » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:01 pm

Sounds like 1 or more of the fusible links by the battery is bad. Several feed the fuse box.

FYI, you should start your own thread about this. Welcome to the site!
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Re: Battery opinions

Postby edeus » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:47 am

I was just wondering myself that should i put dual batteries or one big. Both needs some modifications to battery tray.
My local seller offered one big battery for good price so I bought one of them. 180ah and 1100cca.

I live in latitude 62 and we have some cold winter months so I need power to my eberspacher and starter for cold starts.
Truck is my daily driver so it must be reliable.

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Re: Battery opinions

Postby PToombs » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:25 pm

Wow. I have never seen what we call a Group 4D battery in a 1st gen. 8)
With that, you don't even need the truck to run, if you have a 5 speed you can drive to work on the starter! :lol:
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