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aowhaus

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new battery recommendations?
« on: August 19, 2004, 12:27:31 PM »
my battery is dead and I've been told it was time to get a new replacement one.
I don't know if there are any differences in batteries out there.
Any suggestions?  A good place to take it to around downtown?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2004, 12:30:27 PM »
Umm...I usually use whatever's cheaper...probably Duracell or Energizer :P

...wait you're probably talking about your car :lol:
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2004, 12:40:03 PM »
I replaced mine with an Optima Red Top, great batteries but a little pricey.

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2004, 01:24:23 PM »
Alan,

You've already tried filling the stock battery with distilled water?

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2004, 01:42:20 PM »
In the past I've gone with one that is exactly the same size as the one I'm replacing with as many CCA as I can find.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2004, 02:07:19 PM »
In the past I've always had bad luck with reviving dead batteries, they never seem to work 100% afterwards and always at the worst moments.

I did some research and the Optima batteries seems to be the best.  They last twice as long and provide more power upon startup -- and they are not affected by vibration and temperture as much as typical batteries.
It's only $30 more than the Interstate brand -- better be safe than sorry.
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2004 Aprilia Mojito Custom 50