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I was about to leave for work and my truck wouldn't start. :headbang:

Second time this has happened in the past month. I didn't leave any lights or doors open. My truck is over 3 years old so is it time to replace the battery? This sucks!
 

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I was about to leave for work and my truck wouldn't start. :headbang:

Second time this has happened in the past month. I didn't leave any lights or doors open. My truck is over 3 years old so is it time to replace the battery? This sucks!

Anything over 3 yrs. is great life out of the factory battery. Upgrade to an Odyssey (dry cell) they are amazing. :thumbsup:
 

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I'm going on almost 4.5 years with the original battery in mine. Can't believe it's lasted this long. I'm counting down the days until it poops out.
 

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It all depends on all the stuff u have in the truck that it didnt come with ( stereo system, lights , etc ) .....the interstate battery guide says that our truck has 585 amp consumption from factory so basiclly everything u add after that effects the life of ure battery .

Anybody that has a stereo system in there vehicle i just recomend the should have a optimum yellow top battery or better.

Thats just my opinion!!!
 

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Looking at getting the optima yellow top or odyssey PC1700MJT. Anyone have either? Can you buy the odyssey local? I need to get a new battery ASAP.
 

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I Replaced Mine A Few Months Back....it Was Working Fine But I Figured That 4 Yrs From A Factory Battery Was Fine With Me. Went With An Interstate 24f, The Same As Stock. It Only Cost Me 80 Bucks As My Mom's Married To A Mechanic And He Can Get Them As Cost.
 

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I'm going on almost 4.5 years with the original battery in mine. Can't believe it's lasted this long. I'm counting down the days until it poops out.

:thumbsup: Agreed. Mine is the same factory one from 05. Still starts and even in below zero weather. I am also counting down the days till i have to purchase a new one. Gonna try for a guiness record :lol:
 

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i'm still rocking the original from '05. it's definitely on it's last leg though. whenever i have the truck in the garage working on some mod for it, i always have the stereo going and lately it's been dying quick. i guess it's time for me to upgrade as well.
 

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LanNinja, You have a sound system correct?....if so, If it were me I would go with a Dual post (side post and top post) Yellow Top Optima...Move the truck's +&- to the side posts with top post adapters and use the top posts specifically for your sound system. Here is a link to the adapter I am referring to....

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_211BASTC/StreetWires-BASTC-Adapter.html?search=battery+post+adapter
Yes I do which is why I'm considering the Optima. Thanks for the link.
 

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Mines two and a half years old and running like a champ. Never had a dead battery, and I've accidentally left the lights on all day.
 

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Yes, Autozones or any other type store usually carry them

Negative Ghost Rider! Not at Autozone here in Southern, CA...special order only. You can get them on e-bay I have seen them for our truck a few times. I can honestly say they are amazing batteries. I have two for our Kawasaki Ultra 150 and 1100 STX jet ski's and they are bad ass. Had them for over two years and no cranking problems and I have never had to charge them. When my stock one dies I getting a Odyssey. Well worth it and made in the USA just like our trucks! :thumbsup:
 

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I found a local place that sells them here in Houston. Batteries Plus is the place. Going to call them in the morning to make sure they have the PC1200MJT.
 

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