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Zonk 1/75

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New Battery selection

Post by Zonk 1/75 on Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:37 pm

My truck is an occasional driver with most time spent parked in the garage.

After an extended absence the battery needed a charge but it drains quickly and I have to jump it often.

I intend to install power window units, door poppers and a sound system.

Considering running a dual battery set-up if necessary?

Was looking at the Optima batteries. Red or Yellow ???

How much Cold Cranking Amps?

Options other than Optima ???

Thanks for any input.....

~Z~
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vanny
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Re: New Battery selection

Post by vanny on Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:09 pm

Here's a link to a thread that discussed this subject...I just did a search on "battery" using the search tab at the top of the page...
http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t49148-battery-suggestions-and-load-requirements-for-our-vans?highlight=battery

Hope this helps! Very Happy


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Zonk 1/75

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Re: New Battery selection

Post by Zonk 1/75 on Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:05 pm

Saw that.......

Found this:
Red vs Yellow

Any reason to limit the CCA or should I get the most available ???

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Re: New Battery selection

Post by vanny on Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:53 pm

From what you were saying about adding a lot of electronics, I would lean towards the yellow top. I can't tell you from experience because I have never had an Optima. Too cheap I guess !!!


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