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Old 01-23-2015, 07:50 PM   #29
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I just had to replace my OEM battery in my 2012 GTI. I'm sure leaving the lights on until the battery was almost dead (twice) accelerated its demise.. No mods that would impact battery life. Even though I'm in the "hotlanta" area, I'm north enough to where I still see less than 20 degree temps, and of course 100+ in the summer.

Replaced it with an Advance Auto Parts AutoCraft Platinum AGM for $130 after $50 off coupon, tax and core swap. Night and day difference with cranking the ignition, even when it is 50 degrees...
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:46 AM   #30
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I hate the OEM battery. Got one replaced at 10K then that one died at 32K. They wouldn't replace it again and wanted to charge me $150 for it because apparently OEM batteries only have a 1 year replacement plan.

I went and got myself DieHard Advanced Gold battery. It cost ~$150 but has a 3 year replacement warranty then a prorated 10 year warranty I believe. So far this battery has been great.
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:14 PM   #31
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See above.
I did...and the OEM battery is STILL JUNK. The one I got from Walmart is 10x better.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:11 AM   #32
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^Yea, ok. Just keep ignoring many first hand testimonials.
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Old 01-25-2015, 02:35 AM   #33
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still running oem battery since mid 2009...........
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Old 01-25-2015, 02:37 AM   #34
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still running oem battery since mid 2009...........
Boom. There's another one.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:36 AM   #35
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I replaced the battery in my 2010 with a Deka AGM.

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Old 01-25-2015, 12:21 PM   #36
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I replaced the battery in my 2010 with a Deka AGM.

Ooh, that's the one I ordered (and linked a few pages back). Is the box not fitting correctly around it? I'm going to have trouble if it won't because of the proximity of the stage 3 intake elbow.

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It's a tad bigger then the oem. I can close the lid on the battery, but the front clip doesn't snap into place.

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Old 01-26-2015, 09:45 PM   #38
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Ouch. Does it cause the box to stick out any further on the side? That's my concerning area.

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You can fit group 47 or group 48 batteries in our cars. Group 47 is OEM size and 48 is a tad larger.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:34 PM   #40
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My car is a 2013, and mine is already toast. I don't have any stereo mods either. Barely starts under 20F. I've got the RFD, though, so it is a harder than usual task in all honesty.

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Same here. 2.5 year and Varta would barely crank when it was lower than 5 degrees. I installed AGM type battery by Duracell. Who knew that Duracell makes car batteries. It has been 2 weeks and it runs great so far and the fitment was perfect.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:01 PM   #41
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A battery is a battery. Don't they all have acid and water in them?
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:07 PM   #42
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You can fit group 47 or group 48 batteries in our cars. Group 47 is OEM size and 48 is a tad larger.
I think i need to try the group 47 Intimidator then. I don't have space to spare up there. We'll see if that shop (Remmy Battery) will let me cancel or change my order.

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