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Old 08-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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What Battery

I'm sure it's been covered a million times, but my battery went tits up tonight. What battery should I replace it with? I know the Sears Platinum is the best, but it's also dang pricey. Is there a decent replacement that's more affordable?

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Old 08-20-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Yeahhhhhhh...the diehard p4 would be my choice lol. That'll be the battery I go with when I put my winch on.

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I have the diehard platinum, good warranty and its better than an optima ..... if you can afford/don't wanna pay for a diehard then I would just find a normal lead acid battery with a good warranty.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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I can afford it if I need to. Just want to be sure it's actually worth the money.

Most of the time, you get what you pay for, but some of the time, it's just good marketing that you are paying for.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
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Sears DieHard Platinum P4 all the way!


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Old 08-20-2013, 10:44 PM   #6
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Sounds like it's settled then.

Thanks guys!
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:14 PM   #7
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FYI, the Diehard Platinum P4 is also known as the 34-78DT. The last time I asked for a P4, they were clueless until they were told to try looking for a 34-78DT. Great battery.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #8
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I went to sears the other day to get one and they were out so i got the 88$ one its not a die hard some weird name anyways it'll do for now i guess
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Purchased and installed. Jeep now starts again

You know what sucks about buying a $200+ dollar battery? It makes your jeep start just like an $80 battery will. You can't feel an immediate difference.

I will say this though. The old battery which was a continental(came with the Jeep), weighs about half as much as the Diehard Platinum. I was shocked at the weight difference.
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What do you guys think abought the Optima redtop? Ive been considering getting one after mine takes a dump.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #11
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What do you guys think abought the Optima redtop? Ive been considering getting one after mine takes a dump.
The DieHard Platinum is a better battery which is made by "Odyssey Battery".
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Purchased and installed. Jeep now starts again

You know what sucks about buying a $200+ dollar battery? It makes your jeep start just like an $80 battery will. You can't feel an immediate difference.
You will likely notice the difference it when its cold out (I did). Much quicker starts when it's below 32 degrees with a cold block.
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Why is this battery so good over the others?
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Why is this battery so good over the others?
Much of it has to do with the quality of internals and construction.

"With tin-coated brass terminals and 99.99 percent pure virgin lead plates, this DieHard Platinum Size 34/78DT Battery is long lasting, sturdy and reliable. It offers easy and flexible mounting facilitated by its Absorbed Glass Mat construction. These mats keep the acid in place and makes the battery vibration-resistant. With a sealed and non-spillable structure, the battery is safe for use."

"Apt for off-road applications the battery is vibration-resistant and sports a military-grade construction"

Website says they are on sale for $172.49....$57.50 off. Well worth getting one at that price!

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The Diehard Gold is also a superb non AGM battery.
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Don't know if you guys are aware, but batteries are made by 4 companies, Enersys, Delphi, Exide and Johnson Controls. Optima is made by Johnson Controls. Enersys makes the DieHard Platinuim and ONLY the Platinum. I'm a fan of the Platinum if you can afford it, I'm also a fan of the the Optima Yellow Top too. If not, my best advise is find the cheapest battery with the best warranty. For the longest time it was the MAXX battery at Wal-Mart. I think a good deal is now at Costco.

Probably the BEST deal around if you can find them is a Battery Doctor. Its a start up business, so its someone you have to find locally. I know my bro-in-law doesn't advertise, its a word of mouth thing. But he does fleet vehicles like the Post Office, taxi's etc. He will do regular peoples stuff too. $30 with a 3 year warranty. But his bread and butter is fleets, including big rigs and golf carts.

Anyway, I worked for both Sears and a small auto parts shop that sold Interstate batteries. The difference is the stickers and who will pay the higher price for the better warranty. Thats really all it is. Oh, and by the way, before returning your core to the auto store for the $5, look at a salvage yard, many are giving as much as $12 for a battery!
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #17
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i have the sears diehard platinum.. with promo codes i got it for $169.99
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What battery should I replace it with?

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