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Old 12-07-2010, 07:44 PM
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I have two dekas from Hensley. I have had this same set up on a couple of different rigs. I like the extra posts to add electrical stuff.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:06 AM
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Did Overland include the Deka's in their battery test? I have let me subscription lapse and can't check for myself.

My Optima group 31 has been a little temperamental this week in the sub zero temps. I have a Hensley store in Durango. No Sears. So the Deka's are easier to deal with if warranty is required. Also most on MUD I've seen have trimmed the Sears DieHard group 31's at the corners to get them in. Not sure how that would affect a warranty claim.
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IIRC they did the Deka 8A24M which is the marine version. It runs 50-60 more at something like $210 or $220. I don't know anyone or read about anyone that has that battery. Most I know or have read about have the intimidator 78/34 or heavier 31 as an accessory. I don't know why they did not test one of these.

I have the 9A34 as a main and could not be happier even when they replaced it under warranty.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:16 PM
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After trying the Deka Blems and having both turn out defective (what you risk with a Blem), I went with the sears platinums which are the same as the odysseys.

Nice thing about these is you can get them with posts on either side and no problem fitting the cables.

Hensley was great with the Blems. I returned them and got the Marine version of the Deka intemidators deep cycle and put them in my trailer dual setup.
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Good to hear they are great about warranty problems. That IMO is the greatest draw to the Die Hard. But Sears is an hour away where Hensley is in Durango.

I probably can't go wrong either way and should just get one locally and be done with it.
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This thread will not die! Time for me to replace the battery as well. Current napa one is leaking acid and they won't warranty it for me since I don't have a receipt (it came with the cruiser when I bought it).

Oriely/Checker doesn't seem to carry either a 27f or a 35 in the AGM superstart...only the group 34 which I think would be too big without modification, right?

I guess that leaves the diehard platinum in a group 35 for 200 bucks. Goo! But I'd rather have that then acid splashing all over the place I guess. Just wanted to post up incase anyone is aware of better options that have come along?
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That group 34 AGM should drop right in. Only issue may be with the terminals, I believe they're in the middle not at the back like the 80 seems to come with stock. So you may be extending some things worst case... nbd.
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EDIT: Nevermind, repost #3 or more in this thread. Don't wanna be THAT guy.
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.only the group 34 which I think would be too big without modification, right?
many group 31's will drop right into an 80. 31 is much larger than a 34. I still have not replaced my Optima but the last time I measured the Delka 31 it looked like it would be too big for the OEM hold down but would fit the tray.
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I installed the VERY LARGE die hard battery a while back. It does require very minor trimming of the lower back corner to fit, but WAY worth it. I'm almost disappointed that I took the time to install a second battery...that darn die hard never goes dead!!! I can winch with it, leave everything on in the truck all night and still start it the next day. It's crazy. Barry helped me make a custom bracket to hold it down and it doesn't budge....the thing is too big to move around it there But you definitely have to mount it with the posts in the back, or the posts might contact your hood.
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