|03-16-2010 08:35 PM|
That's good to hear as that will be real handy to have side terminals that are rated high enough for winches and so forth.
|03-16-2010 07:10 PM|
|03-16-2010 06:38 PM|
Has sears or Odessey said one way or the other on using the side posts for a big draw like a winch?
|03-16-2010 04:17 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Go for the Diehard Platinum 3478DT which has aux connect points on the side that works well for a winch. Your alternator is fine, I wouldn't worry about beefing it up. My Jeep had its OE alternator and a Diehard Platinum 3478DT the day it was stolen.|
|03-16-2010 03:56 PM|
Thanks I have heard nothing but good things about the die hard platinum seems like a good choice. Now does it matter where you hook the ignition and winch, top or bottom terminal? I would imagine they have the same output correct?
Now for the alternator, any suggestions? I'm not sure if a durango or dakota will fit the 2.4L like it does the 4.0
|03-16-2010 03:51 PM|
|03-16-2010 03:43 PM|
|bato||^ Schmo, would that be a diehard platinum you got? I didn't realize they had a second set of ports that's what I'm looking for.|
|03-16-2010 03:38 PM|
|Schmo||When I was shopping for a new sealed battery all the positive comments I heard were about Odessey and the Sears Platnium which is a rebadged Odessey made for Sears with a better warranty. That's what I went with and it's worked well for me. The one I got has a second set of ports for a winch, lights, etc. Seems like Optima was the go to for Jeepers for many years but the quality has plummetted recently from what I've read.|
|03-16-2010 03:37 PM|
No suggestions on the alt but yeah Optima's have sucked for a while now, especially the yellow tops! My cousin had two that were toast brand new... Finally got one that worked on the third time and within a year it was going dead already!
Do yourself a favor and go pick up a Diehard battery.
|03-16-2010 03:33 PM|
optima batteries...what happened?
So I was doing some research here about batteries. I was thinking of getting an optima yellow top to run my winch and my 6 offroad lights. It seems everyone is saying there no good anymore, is this true? What would be a good alternative battery to run winch and lights? When I camp I often run lights and various things with the engine off for periods of time (not to long). I have a 2.4L with a stock alternator and need something that will work, a deep cycle battery.
Besides a battery would it be a good idea to get a larger alternator so I can charge it faster after winching? I read that you can get a durango or dakota alternator as they put out more amps but is that only for the 6cyl or will that work with the 2.4L 4 cyl as well? Any suggestions on an aftermarket alternator that would do me good? Thanks guys.