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i replaced a super start platinum 35F. worked fine, fit fine in stock box, but it was time. i followed isaachunter and installed the northstar agm 27F. now that's a battery. i ditched the plastic tub. wasn't going to provide anything useful. 27F is 2-3 inches wider. when i get my shop back set up i'll build a proper battery box.
 

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1. Brand: Optima
2. Type: Red Top
3. Size: GR#35
4. Warranty: 3 years
8. Your overall satisfaction with the battery so far on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best battery you've ever owned: 11 - It has always started strong and has been in the car and in use for nearly 7 years
9. Approximately what was the date of purchase? April 2013

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A. Has your battery failed? Just started to fail (probably 1 or more cells staring to fail). Voltage after stopping after a 40 minute drive is only 12.5V - overnight that dropped to 12.25V. On cranking voltage is 9.8v (they say replace in charged voltage is < 12.6 and cranking <10V)

B. How old was the battery? 4years 9 months
C. What climate do you live in? Quebec winter can be -30F and it will be <32F for 3 - 4 months.

D. Was it replaced under warranty? Warranty expired
E. Would you buy this battery again? Absolutely - just ordered a Red Top GR34R - because it was only $10 more
 

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I am creating this thread in the spirit of the "Tire Options" thread, so people here can give their reviews as to what type of battery they use, how they like it, and can update if it fails prematurely. It took a lot of searching for me to decide on my battery when my stocker Bosch took a dump the other day, and I figured consolidating everything would be better. Please try and keep this purely to your own battery, or one you've owned in the past, not opinions on other peoples choice of battery.

1. Brand: Duralast
2. Type: Lead Acid
3. Size: 550 CCA
4. Warranty:
5. Photo:
6. Where did you purchase this battery?: None
7. Price?: Included
8. Your overall satisfaction with the battery so far on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best battery you've ever owned: 8 so far...
9. Approximately what was the date of purchase? 01/23/20

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A. Has your battery failed? Not yet
B. How old was the battery? Looks new/clean
C. What climate do you live in? PNW
D. Was it replaced under warranty? No
E. Would you buy this battery again?
No. My next battery will be an Odyssey that kicks the snot out of Optima!
I just purchased my '13 Pro-4x Friday and this was what was in it. I LOVED my Odyssey battery that was in my previous truck and cannot wait for this one to go bad. We rarely freeze, here, so 550 CCA will likely be just enough.
 

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1. Brand: Interstate
2. Type: MTZ-34R (AGM)
3. Size: 34R
4. Warranty: 48 months
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7. Price?: $255 Canadian
8. Your overall satisfaction with the battery so far on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best battery you've ever owned: Just fitter today so no score yet - super easy install; straight swap no mods nec. its a little longer than the OEM battery but the car has as standard a 34R tray size at 10.25in long and this battery is 10.1in long at the base; width & height and terminal location all perfect
9. Approximately what was the date of purchase? Jan 29, 2020
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