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Old 07-22-2012, 03:16 AM   #31
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Winch installed, and power cables routed and ready for hookup. Both cables didn't want to follow a route along the side of the fender. The return cable was longer anyway, so I routed it along the fender and back to the neg terminal. The pos cable needed to take a shortcut to reach to the back. The cables were setup for a battery with the pos cable toward the front of the Jeep, instead of the new 2012 switcharoo.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:24 AM   #32
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Oh as an electronics technician/engineer, I very much can grok specs. But specs, sometimes, are quite misleading. Or talk about things that that sound flashy or needed, but in real-life applications, just aren't up to snuff. For example, the Optima Batteries *appear* to have the better specs compared to Odyssey ones... But why is it I constantly see and hear Odyssey and repackaged ones(die hard platinum) being recommended more/higher? Quality, in relation to specs, my friend. I've already found out what I needed about the red and yellow though, lol.
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Why would Chrysler use a crummy battery when it would lead to warranty claims and/or poor reliability reports? They test the hell out of Wranglers and decided the newer battery was the best idea based on a cost/benefit analysis.

Perhaps the Pentastar doesn't require the CCAs of the 3.8? Perhaps it had to do with packaging under the hood? Perhaps it had to do with wanting to give the battery a bit of space in the box so it wouldn't get too hot?

I'm not an auto designer or engineer but I can think of many reasons Jeep would want to switch batteries.

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