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08-27-2008 08:09 PM
AzTJ
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
Ha! Good idea..........
Works... did it while I worked for them. They have all kinds of stupid loop-hole in their systems. And they have yet to fix them.
08-27-2008 06:28 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by Unlimited View Post
Well, yeah......
Maybe in the future.......
08-27-2008 05:33 PM
Unlimited
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
.....so in theory I should replace both diffs with ProRock 60s.
Well, yeah......
08-27-2008 04:13 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
Just remember that just because it has a decent waranty doesn't mean that there will be an autozone when it craps out 100's of miles from the nearest paved road. Better to pay more now for quality and cry once, than to cheap out and be sorry.

I would say statistically, I have more of a chance of breaking my D30/D35 diff combo than my new battery taking a crap on me.....so in theory I should replace both diffs with ProRock 60s. AND....my buddy just gave me a battery box. It's a rechargeable 12v battery box with cables for jumping your own battery without having to rely on having someone else there to jump you.
08-27-2008 03:58 PM
30-284 Just remember that just because it has a decent waranty doesn't mean that there will be an autozone when it craps out 100's of miles from the nearest paved road. Better to pay more now for quality and cry once, than to cheap out and be sorry.
08-27-2008 12:23 PM
cavediverjc [QUOTE=richp;258780]
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Originally Posted by AzTrailRunner View Post

Heat destroys a battery faster than cold ever will.
In that case, all those months of 130* heat in the Mojave killed my battery prematurely.
08-27-2008 09:49 AM
richp [QUOTE=AzTrailRunner;258771]
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
So my battery shot chunks tonight. It's the original battery, the Jeep is a 2005. I am running a winch and a couple of Hella 55w windshield lights, but never at the same time. How many years have you all gotten out of your original batteries? Or if you bought your Jeep used, how long have you had your current battery? I would think the original battery would be good for more than 3 years. It spent most of its life in the Mojave Desert in California, so it's not like it was ever frozen solid or anything.
Heat destroys a battery faster than cold ever will.
08-27-2008 09:02 AM
AzTrailRunner
battery

[QUOTE=cavediverjc;258639]So my battery shot chunks tonight. It's the original battery, the Jeep is a 2005. I am running a winch and a couple of Hella 55w windshield lights, but never at the same time. How many years have you all gotten out of your original batteries? Or if you bought your Jeep used, how long have you had your current battery? I would think the original battery would be good for more than 3 years. It spent most of its life in the Mojave Desert in California, so it's not like it was ever frozen solid or anything.
08-27-2008 01:27 AM
sean42069 03, still original battery, lots of winching... even more in the winter(pulling fullsize trucks out of ditch and such can take hours to get done)
2 150watt kc's running every day (less than 8 hours of daylight in winter)
heater on full (usually topless or just a safari top until it gets well below freezing)
cold starts some mornings, -20 below is rough w/o a block heater.

when it goes ill probably get an interstate battery, or whoever make the stocker battery.
i avoid exide and optima like the plauge.
08-27-2008 01:21 AM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
I've had my TJ for almost 2 years.... the battery that came in it is still running strong. I believe it's an AC Delco, which is a stock brand but am unsure that it's the original one.

Cavey... with the Duralast battery, keep it for ~2 years, then run it dead. Take it to AutoZone and tell them you want your money back for a crappy battery. Turn around at another AutoZone and buy another with a new 3-year replacement.

Ha! Good idea..........
08-26-2008 11:42 PM
Triple88a When i got my rig i had the stock battery (unless someone replaced the original one with another stock one) .. its an 00.. it just died this winter to a point where i had it hooked up to jumper cables for a half an hr with no luck (no start).
The night before it was perfect, next mourning = 0
08-26-2008 11:32 PM
AzTJ I've had my TJ for almost 2 years.... the battery that came in it is still running strong. I believe it's an AC Delco, which is a stock brand but am unsure that it's the original one.

Cavey... with the Duralast battery, keep it for ~2 years, then run it dead. Take it to AutoZone and tell them you want your money back for a crappy battery. Turn around at another AutoZone and buy another with a new 3-year replacement.
08-26-2008 09:52 PM
foxinthemudd don't know about stock battery, threw mine out as soon as I got the jeep. installed my red top optima that I've been using in my rigs for the past 5 years.
08-26-2008 09:49 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by richp View Post
I replaced my 98XJ's in 2002, the original battery was from 1997 when I bought it new. Replaced it with a redtop, it just went two weeks ago so I put another red top in. My 97TJ's both have red tops in them, replaced them at the same time as the XJ, 2002.
Yeah, I briefly considered the Optima. I know they're probably the best batts on the market, but like I said, I couldn't justify paying that much when the Duralast comes with such a good warranty. I know you get what you pay for, and if the Duralast gives me any problems, I'll probably replace it with a red top. (But not until that 3-year replacement offer is up)
08-26-2008 09:42 PM
richp I replaced my 98XJ's in 2002, the original battery was from 1997 when I bought it new. Replaced it with a redtop, it just went two weeks ago so I put another red top in. My 97TJ's both have red tops in them, replaced them at the same time as the XJ, 2002.
08-26-2008 09:08 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by Jrzymilitia View Post
Hahha yea I just had to knock on wood for that lol...Watch I wake up and my battery is dead
Yeah, hopefully you didn't jinx yourself!!
08-26-2008 09:06 PM
Jrzymilitia Hahha yea I just had to knock on wood for that lol...Watch I wake up and my battery is dead
08-26-2008 09:05 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by Jrzymilitia View Post
Im runing the stock battery and mine is a 2000 lol...I have a winch and 8 kc's...I had a few problems before but it always seems to get better as the years go by
They must have put GOOD batteries in the 2000 models. Evidently, I got a junk one!! lol......I had mine tested, and the guy looked at me and said "What do you want us to put on the headstone?" Oh well. I haven't had any other problems with the Jeep, so if I only have to deal with something as small as a dead battery, I should consider myself lucky!! Of course, I bought the 100k extended bumper-to-bumper warranty.....so nothing else will go wrong with it until the warranty is up!!
08-26-2008 08:56 PM
Jrzymilitia Im runing the stock battery and mine is a 2000 lol...I have a winch and 8 kc's...I had a few problems before but it always seems to get better as the years go by
08-26-2008 08:48 PM
cavediverjc
Battery life......

So my battery shot chunks tonight. It's the original battery, the Jeep is a 2005. I am running a winch and a couple of Hella 55w windshield lights, but never at the same time. How many years have you all gotten out of your original batteries? Or if you bought your Jeep used, how long have you had your current battery? I would think the original battery would be good for more than 3 years. It spent most of its life in the Mojave Desert in California, so it's not like it was ever frozen solid or anything. Anyways, I needed a battery something fierce so I replaced the original $hitter for a Duralast Gold. It's got 1000 cold cranking amps and a 3 year unconditional free replacement guarantee with an average lifespan of 8 years. Only paid $87 with the military discount from Autozone. I couldn't justify paying over twice that for an Optima when this Duralast comes with such a good warranty.

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