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10-13-2013 02:54 PM
Pmcmvp Costco battery, no issues
10-13-2013 01:33 PM
PositronicReflex I've got a diehard platinum in my vette at the moment. First DHP went dead within a couple months, but I took it back to sears and got a free replacement. No problems since. They seem a bit heavier than a standard Batt , but seem to work good. I'll probably go with same kind in the jeep when its time for one.
10-13-2013 01:20 PM
JRoweMDN I have the Diehard Platinum in my Jeep and my son has played my stereo at the beach for at least 4 hours and I have 2 300w Fosgate amps to push. No lag when restarting after leaving the headlights and fogs burning for 2 hours while working on another truck. I was always a fan of interstate but after switching to Odyssey in my boat I never looked back. The Diehard is definitely cheaper than Odyssey for the same product.
10-13-2013 11:57 AM
justin4by4
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
A boombox with D-cell batteries will play for days... you don't think a big Group 34 battery can outlast that by a significant margin?
Good point.
10-13-2013 11:54 AM
Jerry Bransford A boombox with D-cell batteries will play for days... you don't think a big Group 34 battery can outlast that by a significant margin?
10-13-2013 11:49 AM
justin4by4 I'm going to go with a diehard platinum.

So its safe to leave music on for 2 or so hours without worrying about needing a jump? Im using some basic speakers on the roof of the wrangler.
10-12-2013 05:10 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by doclouie View Post
... Remember if you do not get an acid flooded battery to unplug the temp sensor under the battery.
Why? I don't see why you'd need to do that with an AGM (non-wet acid) battery, I certainly never have and I haven't run anything but an AGM for the past 14-15 years.
10-12-2013 05:08 PM
doclouie I also run the Duralast Platinum and it has been a good battery. I usually get like 4.5 years out of them. Remember if you do not get an acid flooded battery to unplug the temp sensor under the battery.
10-12-2013 01:19 PM
Madden I run 2 spotter lights and a winch and haven't had any issues so far. I came from an Optima Red Top that crapped out on after one deep cycle though so definitely stay away from it.

Here's the link to the Duralast Platinum though, link
10-12-2013 01:19 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by justin4by4 View Post
Can it handle a winch and off road lights?
Yes. I'm not necessarily saying the Autozone Duralast Platinum has the same quality or longevity as the Diehard Platinum (or Odyssey who also makes the DH Platinum), but it can definitely handle a winch & offroad lights.

Using the now less reliable (in my personal opinion) Optima AGM battery line as a good example, it's easy to see that not all AGM batteries are created equally or have great quality.
10-12-2013 01:16 PM
justin4by4
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Originally Posted by Madden View Post
I just bought the Duralast Platinum from Auto Zone and it has very similar specs to the DieHard Platinum but for half the cost. Haven't had any issues so far, and was able to run the radio for an easy 3 hours without it dying or having any trouble turning over when I went to start it

Can it handle a winch and off road lights?
10-12-2013 01:08 PM
Madden I just bought the Duralast Platinum from Auto Zone and it has very similar specs to the DieHard Platinum but for half the cost. Haven't had any issues so far, and was able to run the radio for an easy 3 hours without it dying or having any trouble turning over when I went to start it
10-12-2013 01:04 PM
T2000J Yes the p4 is all it's cracked up to be well worth the money good battery .
10-12-2013 11:52 AM
Tdog02 your jeep wont run without a battery, its a key component. I bought the diehard platinum for my jeep, it pinched the wallet a little but solved a huge issue for a long time to come. I believe the AGM is the best way to go for your battery needs. Buy quality and only buy once.
10-12-2013 11:02 AM
Owen_TJ X5 for the P4...same as i've got in mine.
10-12-2013 10:44 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Goobs63 View Post
Do you guys buy the one specific for the jeep or is there like a universal one that works the best?
X4 for the Diehard Platinum. The size you want is the P4, also known as the 34-78DT in some of the Sears books. That's a superb battery, especially for offroading with a winch.
10-12-2013 08:48 AM
1rbotma I have the diehard battery and I go to the drive in movie theatre and watch two full movies without starting my jeep.
10-12-2013 08:39 AM
IADave Interstate all way. The new AGM line is expensive but is built for starting and deep cycle use.
10-12-2013 08:33 AM
Goobs63 Do you guys buy the one specific for the jeep or is there like a universal one that works the best?
10-12-2013 05:41 AM
UnlimitedRubicon Diehard Platinum










10-12-2013 01:07 AM
Dextreme I have it as well and super glad I bought it. Takes a ton of worries/paranoia off. Great battery!!!!

10-12-2013 12:55 AM
jeepwayoflife I would go with the platinum, yes. I have it and have left the lights and music on for hours while fishing or camping with no problems. I also have an amp running a subwoofer.
10-12-2013 12:52 AM
Lando25 It would take hours for the radio to drain an average healthy battery. This also depends on the complexity of your sound system as a more elaborate system with a thirsty amp won't last as long as a stock system.
10-12-2013 12:35 AM
justin4by4
Need a new battery

So I need a new battery for my tj since It wasn't starting without a jump the other day.

I just bought her last week so she's fairly stock now. I eventually want to get some off road lights and maybe a winch.

I really just want to be able to play music with the engine off and not have to sweat about my battery dying on me. Will the diehard platinum that everyone raves about allow me to do this? Their like 200 bucks so before I dish that kinda cash out I want to make sure. How long could I leave the stereo on for?

Do I really need that nice of a battery? I'm not going to do any crazy big mods on the 97 tj

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