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Old 10-04-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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just plain inconvenient

Well, i came outta school 2day and when i tried to start my jeep, it didn't even make a noise. Thats when i noticed my headlights were on

Anyway, i had a buddy try to jump start my car and even after letting it charge for awhile it wouldn't start. So my buddy said i could either pull out the battery and charge it at home or get a new one since it could be that my battery is soooo old.

So, the question is, should i get a new battery??? how much are they?? Is there a good brand of battery??

All i know is my longboard is gunna get some miles on it till i get this problem solved.

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Old 10-04-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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In that situation prolly your battery. But check cables and ensure in good condition and tight.

I run a interstate mega-tron II. Good solid battery with good warranty. Like 75 months.

If don't need a battery like that can but store brand from autozone or something for prolly $60 or so.

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your headlights were still on or the switch was on? new batteries can go from 40-150 depending on its stats. for a wrangler the most you would likely pay is 80-90.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:15 PM   #4
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your headlights were still on or the switch was on? new batteries can go from 40-150 depending on its stats. for a wrangler the most you would likely pay is 80-90.
The switch was on >.< my pal told me that if a battery as old as mine completely drains, which is what happened to mine, it could totally ruin it.
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With winter on the way - I'd be likely to put out the $$ for a new battery - going to be a real pisser if you go out in the middle of nowhere and then the battery dies - like the previous post have said - batteries aren't cheap - but also don't break the bank.

Unless you run many accerories (wench, additional lights, air compressor etc) go for a good middle of the road cost battery.
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best prices are at costco or walmart.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:57 PM   #8
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get it load tested and see how it does.... most of the time running it absolutely dead will take some life of out them, but it doesn't mean it is a goner.

I do understand the point of replacing it based on age, and having that reassurance that it will not let you down though.
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if you go to autoZone or advanced auto you can have then load test the battery and charge it for you (may require an overnight if you have them charge) that should give you an estimate on how good your current battery is. If its iffy for sure replace it, a lot of times the first few cold weeks of winter can be rough on older batteries.
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If your battery does not recover after an overnight charge, or if you have it load tested and the results are bad, you cannot do better than to replace it with a Sears Diehard Platinum battery. The new Platinum series are AGM type batteries which means they are uber resistant to shock and vibration damage like happens offroad. Not to mention they come with a 100 month warranty with 48 months of that being a free replacement if it should go bad.

The Diehard Platinum is not cheap but it's worth the $$$... not to mention that any warranty type needs are only as far as your nearest Sears.
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The Diehard Platinum is not cheap
Compared to "cheap" batteries the extra cost isn't that much for the Platinum. The Diehard Platinum is what my next battery will be after my current one dies. I have a "super-start" battery 8 years so far and it still hasn't died so even "cheap" batteries can last awhile
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Hmmmm, everytime i call my Jeep or indicate it in anyway as a "car" i get flamed haha so i guess thats a nono?

Anyway, im going to try and charge my battery overnight, if it doesn't work or seems to barely work ill replace it with a higher standard battery eh? Sounds good.
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If your battery does not recover after an overnight charge, or if you have it load tested and the results are bad, you cannot do better than to replace it with a Sears Diehard Platinum battery. The new Platinum series are AGM type batteries which means they are uber resistant to shock and vibration damage like happens offroad. Not to mention they come with a 100 month warranty with 48 months of that being a free replacement if it should go bad.

The Diehard Platinum is not cheap but it's worth the $$$... not to mention that any warranty type needs are only as far as your nearest Sears.
I have Diehards in my TJ and LJ. Both have a winch hooked up and they never run down. I have left my lights on for hours and go to start it up and its like I didnt even leave them on.
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So what did you decide op?

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