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Battery

Wayne

Legacy Registered User
#1
What battery would anyone recommend for the inline 6. The Jeep is in FL if it make a difference. Not sure what cracking AMPs to use.
Thank You.
Wayne.
 

Spieg

Scrambler Junkie
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CJ-8.com Member
#2
I'm still quite happy with my Bosch Platinum battery (Group 34) from Pep Boys. Probably the best AGM out there for the price. Well made with plenty of juice (770 CCA) and a 4 year replacement warranty!.


 
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walkerhoundvm

Typical Know-it-all
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#3
I've had a Walmart everstart in mine for 8 years, 3 of them in the Arizona desert where average battery lives are <2yrs.
 

AK-RWC

Legacy Registered User
SOA Member
#4
I have a dual set-up, and bought Optima red-tops. They were probably the first batch that was made in Mexico, and they started to fail on me within two years. As of two years ago, they wouldn't hold enough of a charge to EVER start the Jeep, and I had to use my booster-box to start it whenever I was going to move it or drive anywhere, expecting that I'd simply never turn the engine off. I always had jumper cables.

In my Subaru, I have an Interstate battery that is now 11 years old and still works like a champ. I threw in the towel and replaced the red-tops with two Group 34 Interstate batteries from Costco for the CJ.

If I had the cash, I'd grab the X2 Power Premium from Batteries+Bulbs. They have been getting rave reviews up here, but that's like $750 in batteries for me.
 

John N

Addicted....Ex-SOA VP
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#5
If I had the cash, I'd grab the X2 Power Premium from Batteries+Bulbs. They have been getting rave reviews up here, but that's like $750 in batteries for me.
We put one of these in my son’s J-10, it’s doing great with the high compression 360 and sitting a lot. Great warranty too.
 

CJ7Pilot

18436572
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#6
I'm a fan of Sears Die-Hard.

Their high end batteries are expensive, but they're reliable.

With the one warranty issue I had, they replaced it, no questions asked.

That said, I live a 1/2 mile from a Sears auto center, so it's an easy exchange... as long as it doesn't crap out in the woods somewhere.... :cheers:
 

Belizeit

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
#7
Unfortunately the way things are going for Sears they might be the ones that are left out in the woods and crap out. It's a rare thing that I ever go to Sears anymore, and only then maybe to look at tools or exchange a life time warranty item, and the new replacements are not made as well as the 30-60 year olds I have, some that were my dad's .
 

Moabite

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#8
I've been running single or dual Odyssey batteries in every vehicle I've owned for many years. I've never had a problem with any of them...so that's what I'll keep using. I installed the 34-PC1500 in the Scrambler when I re-bought it a couple of years ago. Expensive but worth it, in my opinion.
 

Belizeit

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#9
Just got back from the Zone with a Duraspark Gold I think it is for my daughters Camry. Had one years ago in my jeep and lasted 9 years. This one is replacement for 3 years then prorated for a total of 5 years
 

YJ-8

Basic User
#10
I 2nd the Odyssey, have 1 in my Jeep and its great. (I think may crank the motor at idle rpm :) ) Replaced a yellow top Optima.
Also a Sears Di-Hard Platinum is excellent (if you can find one-- also made by Odyssey), other die hards are not the same as the Platinum.

YJ-8
 

Spieg

Scrambler Junkie
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#11
Die Hard Platinum has not been available for a few years now (they were great batteries). Aren't Odyssey batteries made by EnerSys Energy Products?
 
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