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I don't have any booster or anything under my 34 and it fits fine. You just have to pull the harness through the grommet a little further since the posts are not on that side.

They also warrantied my 34 when it dropped a cell, no questions asked.
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Old thread but I figured I'd update it with my Sears Die Hard Platinum group 31 experience so far.

14 months in my truck and it died this week. I took it to Sears for warranty (36 month full replacement). They have a test they perform before a warranty is granted. Mine failed badly and I left with a new battery. I asked if they knew what went wrong but could not offer any insight.
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My Deka 34 is still going strong. I have really worked it hard (running a fridge in hot weather for several days), and the Cruiser still started up immediately.
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Old thread but I figured I'd update it with my Sears Die Hard Platinum group 31 experience so far.

14 months in my truck and it died this week. I took it to Sears for warranty (36 month full replacement). They have a test they perform before a warranty is granted. Mine failed badly and I left with a new battery. I asked if they knew what went wrong but could not offer any insight.
I love warranties like this... Sucks you had to deal with it but, great that it happened under warranty!
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Wierd timing on this...I just bought a Kirkland (Costco) battery for $90 bucks yesterday for my 78 FJ40. It has twice the CCA (850 vs 375) than my old battery. Sure spins the engine much faster!
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I just put that battery in my 62 after Robbie rebuilt the engine and all. It lasts 3 days with the fridge on and not starting. Barely started after that. Good test. Better than I thought. So we'll see what happens. I got the biggest one they have so we'll see.
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So my battery is dead in the 40. Again. At least according to the tester at Autozone. It cranks fine but with my high voltage when rolling down the highway and my wonky ammeter operation I couldn't help but wonder if something was amiss.

So I don't need a new battery now, but I will soon. What's the latest favorite battery? I think Optimas are out of favor, what about Deka, Oddysey, Sears Diehard Platinum?

Anyone had any experience with Autozone Duralast Platinum? It's an AGM batt, 750 CCA, 3 year warranty. Thinking the group 78 with the side posts for the winch.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par..._351701_11966_

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http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...Batteriesmv=rr
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So my battery is dead in the 40. Again. At least according to the tester at Autozone. It cranks fine but with my high voltage when rolling down the highway and my wonky ammeter operation I couldn't help but wonder if something was amiss.

So I don't need a new battery now, but I will soon. What's the latest favorite battery? I think Optimas are out of favor, what about Deka, Oddysey, Sears Diehard Platinum?

Anyone had any experience with Autozone Duralast Platinum? It's an AGM batt, 750 CCA, 3 year warranty. Thinking the group 78 with the side posts for the winch.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par..._351701_11966_

Sears Diehard Platinum:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...Batteriesmv=rr
shouldn't use side posts for a winch. they aren't designed to handle that kind of load.
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I haven't been completely enamored with my Die Hard Platinum.. it works ok, but seems to have lost a lot of its initial capacity, even with additional charging from an AGM-specific charger. One of these days I'll get up to Sears so they can test it out, as it's covered under warranty. But I don't think I'd buy another one at this point, when/if I need a new 1st or 2nd battery I'll likely get something else.
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There is thread over on ExPo about Sears, a gent having all kinds of trouble getting them to warranty an AGM.

I just had to replace my Optima and I went with another Optima. It may not be the hip overlander style, I dunno. But it fits in the spot (which is a major concern, the Odyssey's terminals were /really/ close to my fender lip) and I figure since the last one was 8 years old even if this one only goes the 3 years of its warranty I'm money ahead overall.
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