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post #1 of 10 Old 10-19-2011, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Duralast Batteries

Lotta battery threads lately...so what's one more?

Anyway...hitting the 3 year mark with my 08, I decided to replace. The OEM batt was also leaking a lot of acid and getting corrosion down the line was a huge concern, even though I hadn't had any starting or aux issues.

I researched what was avail in my area and what JKO seemed to recommend.

The Platinum Die-Hard was at the top of the list...but no dice. Local Sears store doesn't sell 'em and to ship would be dry.

So off to Wmart to see what they had. I didn't care for their warranty....even though the price was tempting....so off to find something else.

Advance only had their house brand and although it might have been okay, I really had no experience or input from real world users.

Didn't try O-Reilys or NAPA (to see if I could find an Odyssey) so that was out.

Finally decided to go with a Duralast Platinum AGS. Out the door it was $157.86 from AutoZone. Does anyone have a year or more with this batt...or some hard use? Happy with it? Seems like a winner, but couldn't find many recent reviews of this one.

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Doesn't Sears have a "Ship to Store" option? That way you can still order the Diehard Platinum from them online.
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I'm sure they do, but I wanted it today. I know that's been a great batt for a lot of ppl. It was my first choice. IDK..I'm hoping this one will be good for another 3+ years anyway.

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What's the warranty on it? Specs similar? Only so many people build batteries..

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similar specs-

36 mo free replacement.

750 CCA/ 120 reserve cap.

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Got 3 duralast deep cells in my bass boat they are still kicking after 3 years.


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I just fired up the ole google machine. Didn't find much info. What I did find stated they are made by Deka and are basically rebranded Deka Intimidators. Also found some info suggesting numerous auto stores are now rebranding this same battery as theirs. O'Reileys is carrying it and offers a better warranty on the same battery as well, or so the google man told me.

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What's the warranty on it? Specs similar? Only so many people build batteries..
There's really only three or four real manufactures of batteries


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similar specs-

36 mo free replacement.

750 CCA/ 120 reserve cap.
Hey Stub,

I ended up taking back that monster I had which was almost 1100 CCA traded for the next size down 880 CCA ( heck that big monster optima was only 900)

Out the door was $228 4 year no bullshit warranty from Batteries Unlimted.

Today seemed to be battery day for a lot of us...........

The Project is moving forward.
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My '08 batt was leaking also, I got the top Duralast batt, I've been using Duralast since 1992 with no problems. Also got a Dayco belt at Autozone, it's made in USA with 3 year warranty.

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