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Old September 1st, 2011, 09:51 PM
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I guess this would go here, since it says preventative maintenance right?
Just wanna know if there's a specific type of battery you guys suggest?
I was just looking at either a advanced house brand silver or gold, I think the 850 cca of the gold may be over kill though.
My battery is from like early 2005, so it's getting old. I have never had a problem with it, but since my truck was in a no start condition for over a week the constant cranking and cranking and cranking and recharging and recharging and so on really did a number on er.
I know I need a starter too, I'm just gunna spend the 50 on a rebuilt one rather than do my own again, just don't got the time now.
So what do you guys suggest for a battery?
Keep in mind it gets friggin cold here.
P.s when this battery and starter were in tip top shape my truck started in like half a second no joke, quicker than any other vehicle I've driven. Now it takes a couple full second and some full cranks of the motor, and seems kinda slow. You folks think that's a week battery or starter?
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P.P.S if you guys didn't already know it's a 1990 f150 inline six 5 speed. Tank.
And the battery in there now is 650 650 i think.

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I have always had good luck with the interstate batteries.But i have heard many people rave about the optima battery, although they are high dollar.
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i personally like to use marine type dual purpose batteries. mainly for long periods of using the radio/lights without the truck running, they hold a charge quite a bit longer...

i have 3 duralast group 27 dual purpose's, 2 in the boat and one for the f150... has 800 cca, 1000 ca... ive had more luck with duralast than optima...



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Optima is way outta the price range, I'd like to keep it under 120.
What do the ones you're talking about cost aaron?
I know if my truck is sitting with lights, cb, heater and radio on in the winter the volts would drop pretty low. One time I was stuck in the snow I actually had to shut everything but the low heat off and hold the throttle at like 1500 for a few seconds to bring em back up. Don't wanna be stuck and have a dead battery.
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they run around a hundred bucks down here. it is almost too big to fit in a standard battery tray, cant use the stock hold down thing.

check your local prices
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc..._&sortType=low

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4.56 gears, 4-link SAS, 14" coil overs.

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sinister coolant filter, welded egr, CAT EC-1 coolant, blue spring.
60 gallon fuel tank/tool box, SCT X4 w/IDP custom tunes, SOON TO BE STUDDED!!



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