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    I went to start my 06 lbz duramax this AM and it would not start it was 20 degrees last night . I know it is time for new ones. Any recommendations? Also if one is bad and the other is still good can I get by with replacing just one? Or will the older battery cause problems with the new one?

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    My 2008 LMM delco's went at 2 years. I put in 2 Optima red tops and never looked back.

    My wife's '04 Yukon delco went at 2 years also. I put in a red-top in Dec 2005 and it just went out.

    Some people will say it's not worth $180 to put an AGM battery(ies) in. I personally have only had one or two go less than 7 years of service. My oldest one is still going/starting a car, and I put it in there in 1998. I also don't like the spilled acid from flooded batteries / nor the mess on the cable end after the seal starts leaking around the positive post(s).

    I have 28 Optimas in service right now and just bought two more.
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    You should replace them both. If you can get Red Tops for $180 bucks get them. Interstates are running about $145 each now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILFORCE View Post
    You should replace them both. If you can get Red Tops for $180 bucks get them. Interstates are running about $145 each now.
    I buy my red tops from this place. Just got two, and two CTEK US800 maintainers, since most of my cars sit for a month or more at a time. Reds are around $182 with free shipping.

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    optima here.



    but honestly you cant beat costco/walmart warranties with a regular ol lead acid. and yes replace in pairs. if they go bad just have em replaced for free. good luck with optima warranties. they find ANY reason to deny you.
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    Went with Interstate. Optima's were too much in town and I didn't have time to wait to order them. Thanks for the input.

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    what experience has anyone had with odyssey brand batteries? please share,am considering that make for my flatbottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leep0545 View Post
    what experience has anyone had with odyssey brand batteries? please share,am considering that make for my flatbottom.
    Some friends have them in their boat. Went about 4 years before needing replacement. Just as good / possibly better than Optima. Regardless - ANY AGM BATTERY is better than flooded batteries.
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    Time to step up pikers. This is the 21st century. We don't use carbon batteries for flashlights, or NiCads for cordless tools anymore. Why should your car or boat.

    Besides, they're on sale right now

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    wow Bob if your runnin those in the gn7 I understand why the boat didn't make it to Parker. Geez them suckers are spendy. I missed seeing the 7 in the line up. There was some very good racing in the class and it would of been even better with you guys in the mix. Hope to see you guys back in action soon. Congrats on the championship.

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