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Old 11-27-2010, 09:32 AM
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FWIW I'm pretty happy with the O'Riley AGM Super Start so far.. that thing measures 12.7-12.8 after sitting for a few days, while all my other batteries would have dropped to the 12.2 range..
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fwiw I'm Pretty Happy With The O'riley Agm Super Start So Far.. That Thing Measures 12.7-12.8 After Sitting For A Few Days, While All My Other Batteries Would Have Dropped To The 12.2 Range..
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:01 PM
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It was about $150 out the door.
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Overland Journal just did a battery test last issue, Editor's choice and Value award went to the Sears Diehard Platinum P4, $190.00.
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Looks nice, Jeff. What's the difference between group 75 and group 35? I think my 80 is ready for a new one, too. Got home Wednesday night and the starter ran slow when I turned the key.
Chris - for you if you got the Diehard Platinum route then you'd probably want the group 35 battery (P-5). It has the reverse terminals (i.e. positive on the right as you are looking at it so when you install it the positive ends up on the left where your positive cables are - clear as mud? ). I'm leaning toward the group 75 because it has the front side connections as well which I use for the winch connections. Question will be if my battery cables will reach the top posts - My Orbital battery has the top posts in the center of the battery and the cables barely reach those as it is...I'm curious what the P4 battery looks like that seems so popular.

Other than that the group 35 has a slight edge in the CCA and reserve capacity arena.

But for you, I'd probably go the route Nakman did...In fact I might as well depending on what the BIL can get me for pricing on the Diehard...

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Overland Journal just did a battery test last issue, Editor's choice and Value award went to the Sears Diehard Platinum P4, $190.00.
I keep seeing the P4 mentioned as the battery of choice but either I am blind, or Sears is no longer carrying it
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FWIW I'm pretty happy with the O'Riley AGM Super Start so far.. that thing measures 12.7-12.8 after sitting for a few days, while all my other batteries would have dropped to the 12.2 range..
Tim,

Any issues with your cables reaching the top posts? Thoughts on using the front connections for a winch? I know Optimas specifically state to NOT use the front connections for a winch and the leads can/will melt

In my research (I actually called even) on my Exide they said "No worries" about using the front connections. Internet research on the Diehard Platinum nets the same "no worries"...

The Super Start AGM is actually a little better spec wise than the Diehard Platinum P-3 I'm looking at and even with my BIL's discount, will probably be less to boot

EDIT: Found a post (#10) here (link) that states the O'Riley battery is in fact a Deka Intimidator 34/78 (rebadged of course )
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:42 AM
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Yep it's a Deka Intimidator.. I was running all new cables so it didn't really matter to me where the terminals were.. it would be a stretch on the 80 though come to think about it to get that hunk of positive stuff pulled forward enough to hit the post.
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Got a reply from Deka re: using the front terminal connections for a winch so I thought I would post up the answer in case anyone is wondering and for future reference:

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Question: Are the front terminal connections of the Deka Intimidator 34/78 AGM / Super Start Extreme AGM battery rated to handle winch connection loads?

Answer: Yes, front terminals are rated to handle the typical electrical loads of a winch motor. Excessive winch use may require out of vehicle charging. Insure battery is properly mounted and secured
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:27 PM
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I meant to post this... but on the Deka the front terminals and top terminals are literally connected by a metal L-bracket. IOW, it's literally the same connection... they just ran a bracket down in front from the top to create front terminals.
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I meant to post this... but on the Deka the front terminals and top terminals are literally connected by a metal L-bracket. IOW, it's literally the same connection... they just ran a bracket down in front from the top to create front terminals.
Optima does the same but apparently they don't use near the same amount of metal for the connection thus using a winch on the front terminals of an Optima will likely result in melted brackets and a ruined battery

FWIW, so far Optima is the only battery that I have looked into that does not suggest/ok connecting the winch to the front terminals. Exide Orbital, Diehard Platinum, Deka / Sure Start all state no problem...
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