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Old 01-31-2015, 06:56 PM   #57
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Again, I'm not the only one who had/has good luck with oem, dude. But whatever, I (and plenty of other people) are just saying that OEM batteries aren't shit and we've had good luck with them. I'm done.

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Another OEM battery bites the dust after a legendary 2.5 years and 36k. Dealer wants me to replace for 2 and change and a 2 year warranty. I am going to pick one up for 125 with a 50 dollar coupon and better warranty. Best part is dealer tried to tell me 2 ish years is normal for a battery. ONLY if the battery is junk to start with.
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:53 AM   #58
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Case in point. You can buy an awesome battery for less than 200.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:55 PM   #59
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A battery is a battery. Don't they all have acid and water in them?
a car is a car. Dont they all have tires and doors?
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:07 PM   #60
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a car is a car. Dont they all have tires and doors?
LOL. Nice try.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:41 AM   #61
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My 16 pound deka was under 100 bucks shipped, and has been on for about two years and around 40k miles. Granted, I don't use any kind of electronics with the car not running (par for the course with a lighteright battery), but it has never let me down.

How you guys are having so many issues with the OEM battery I have no idea. My stock one was taken out with over two years on it and probably 45k. It sat at my house for months, and then I traded it to a local for a pizza when I last moved and he is still using it without issue...
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:55 PM   #62
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My 16 pound deka was under 100 bucks shipped, and has been on for about two years and around 40k miles. Granted, I don't use any kind of electronics with the car not running (par for the course with a lighteright battery), but it has never let me down.

How you guys are having so many issues with the OEM battery I have no idea. My stock one was taken out with over two years on it and probably 45k. It sat at my house for months, and then I traded it to a local for a pizza when I last moved and he is still using it without issue...
Same one as this? http://etx16l.com/
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Same one as this? http://etx16l.com/

That's it. It's on eBay for $88 as well.


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Old 02-23-2015, 10:18 PM   #64
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Thanks for the response.

Did it need any custom fitting into the stock battery compartment or does it just sit there? And I imagine the leads go straight onto the battery terminals?
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Just about all lead acid batteries are made by the same company. From the interwebz so you know it's true:

"Johnson controls also makes some or all of these batteries as well.
Acura, Advance Auto Parts, Autocraft, Western Auto, Tough One, Alliance, American Hardware, Ames, Varta, Blains Farm & Fleet, Battery Alliance, Bosch, Carrefour(Europe), Champion, Amara Raja Batteries LTD(Joint venture with Johnson Controls India).
Varta, Optima Batteries, LTH, and Heliar are all battery manufactures owned by Johnson Controls.
Johnson Controls supplies Ford Motor company, Diamler Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Isuzu with original equipment batteries. So next time you go and buy a battery, or a automobile chances are its a battery made by Johnson Controls."
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$62 with coupon code W58 from your local advance auto store. If coupon has expired just wait couple of weeks (they renew that code at least once a month)

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Old 02-24-2015, 07:19 AM   #67
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$62 with coupon code W58 from your local advance auto store. If coupon has expired just wait couple of weeks (they renew that code at least once a month)

AutoCraft 12-Volt Sealed AGM Premium Powersport Battery, 340 CCA
TRT30 is the code I normally use. 30% off and it doesn't expire.
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Thanks for the response.

Did it need any custom fitting into the stock battery compartment or does it just sit there? And I imagine the leads go straight onto the battery terminals?
I made a custom hold down bracket. It does fit nicely into the back of the battery tray though. You need adapters to use OEM type battery terminals. They are on eBay for like 20 bucks.
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TRT30 is the code I normally use. 30% off and it doesn't expire.
true, but W58 will get you $50 off from $100 when active. Either way 30% is still good.
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I ended up putting in a Group 35 Optima Yellow top. Fit right in no problem, and met my "slightly smaller" criteria without having too much lower capacity. Would have rather gone with the even more powerful than stock but physically smaller DieHard Platinum Group 35, buy not for $100 more than this one. Car starts much better than it was, even after sitting all day in the cold. Hopefully it won't crap out too soon.



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