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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:47 PM
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The Duralast batteries are fine, IMO... Made by Johnson controls last I knew, but that may well have changed. Delco makes a good battery, but seriously, if you are going to spring for a Delco, go talk to Mother Mopar and see what a battery will run you at the dealership.
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Consider this one - good specs, $81 with discount code A124:

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...BBV#fragment-2
Battery Type: Lead Acid
BCI Group Size: 34/78
Cold Cranking Amps: 800 amps
Cranking Amps: 1000 amps Deep Cycle/Starting: Starting
Height: 8 1/8 in
Length: 11 in
Maintenance Free: Yes
Reserve Capacity: 110 min
Terminal Type: Dual Terminal
Voltage: 12 v
Weight: 39 lbs
Width: 7 1/4 in

I swore off Advance batteries some years ago after having several premature failures. But this statement in the description caught my attantion last year whan I needed a new battery: "Engineered with PowerFrame positive grid technology which virtually eliminates premature failure and resists corrosion up to 66% more effectively than other grid designs." Could be marketing b.s., but I bit on it. 1-1/2 years down the road - so far so good. My experience in the past was that it would have failed by now.


'98 LXi - Later Concorde gages (black w/ chrome rings)/'99 LX - LHS gages (white) - HIR bulbs

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Did they give you the free installation for the LH body? I saw where it said for "Most Models".
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The Duralast batteries are fine, IMO... Made by Johnson controls last I knew, but that may well have changed. Delco makes a good battery, but seriously, if you are going to spring for a Delco, go talk to Mother Mopar and see what a battery will run you at the dealership.
That's a good idea. I can call them up and check the price.
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Consider this one - good specs, $81 with discount code A124:

I swore off Advance batteries some years ago after having several premature failures. But this statement in the description caught my attantion last year whan I needed a new battery: "Engineered with PowerFrame positive grid technology which virtually eliminates premature failure and resists corrosion up to 66% more effectively than other grid designs." Could be marketing b.s., but I bit on it. 1-1/2 years down the road - so far so good. My experience in the past was that it would have failed by now.
I've had 2 premature failures in my Civic and those were Duralast. Delco batteries should be better and I'm sure they are but I'ma look at the link and also consider a Mopar.
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I replaced my battery in late July of this year after getting the fast-clicky one afternoon.

Did some research, and settled on a Duracell brand from my local Sam's Club - 850CCAs for like, $75. Battery is made by Deka (one of of the few major manufacturers like Johnson Controls and the like).

Hasn't been SUPER cold here yet, but those days where it's sat out below freezing, it's performed admirably. I hope it lasts many years.

Choosing a battery is like choosing a brand of oil - everyone has what they like and what they trust.

If my local 5-star didn't want $132+core for a OEM battery, I would have pulled the trigger on one of those.

Good luck with the charging - perhaps run it up to the parts store and let them throw it on the tester?
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The Gel Cells, (Like the ones they are putting in the new Chargers and Grand Cherokees are supposed to be less on the fumes and corrosion too. I don't know if they are only recommended for inside the body installations though.
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Ok guys, I had a dead battery. All's fine now. Charged the battery, put it back in and now everything's fine. THANKS A LOT to everyone that contributed to helping me solve this prob. I put the black Concorde gauges and blue LED bulbs on my cluster. Will probably post pics tomorrow. THANKS AGAIN!!!!!

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is it tomorrow yet?
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Haha, no it's not tomorrow yet. But I took some decent night time pictures about an hour ago but I won't post them until tomorrow morning when I take pics of the Cluster in daylight.
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