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Old 03-11-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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Unbelievable Battery Luck

Well yesterday evening I was going to go see a friend's new Mustang and went to crank the Jeep. It attempted to turn over and then didn't but all the gauges acted like normal. I got the friend to come over to jump me off. That didn't really work too good so we decided to just go get a new battery. It looked like the battery was stock and when we got it out we could tell that it was. The reason I bring this up is because my Jeep is a 98 TJ Sport. It has to be the original battery because the previous 2 owners kept receipts for everything added to the Jeep.

Anybody ever heard of an original battery lasting this long? The Jeep has 116,xxx miles on it.

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Old 03-11-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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9 years? I have only seen 1 or 2 people beat that record. Some old lady (when I worked at AutoZone) has a 93 Carolla with the OEM battery, and some other guy with a 96 Cherokee had the OEM battery... But thats some damn good luck. Out here in AZ, your lucky to get 4 years at the most out of a battery.

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Old 03-12-2007, 09:04 AM   #3
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5 years... thats about the longest ive ever had one last.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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I had the OEM one in there untill the X-mas that just passed when I got another, the old one still works I use it to charge up some RC cars ....i have a 99 btw
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:54 AM   #5
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That's pretty cool. I have 2001 se and I pulled the OEM battery out of it about 6 mos ago
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:43 AM   #6
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ten years 97 wrangler oem bat still but she is gonna die im barley getting enouhg to crank it over im replacing it this weekend

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