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last time I went mudding, my winch drained my battery and I had to jumpstart it. If I plan on going again and am the only vehicle, can I just bring along a spare battery and jumpstart it from there, or will i have to switch the batteries entirely?
 

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what battery are you running?

If you're running a regular stock battery i'd strongly suggest going with an optima yellow top which is set up for more of the deep cycle/starting which should hold up just fine with winching and not draining
 

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yeah I am just still on the stock battery... and I plan on switching to a yellow top.

I was just wondering for this weekend, before ill have it, just incase something happens again.
 

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I'd stay away from the yellow tops, they have a very bad reputation and nearly a 70% failure rate within one year.. Sure they are still under warranty, but will optima helicopter a new battery out to you when out in the middle of nowhere? The sears die hard " platinum " is the same battery as the " Odyssey " battery, which is military spec, and is now used in the heating and A/C units in 18 wheelers... I'm running 8 of them in my truck, one in my jeep, and one in our liberty CRD.. do a bit of research, and you too will be sold on these great batteries...
 

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last time I went mudding, my winch drained my battery and I had to jumpstart it. If I plan on going again and am the only vehicle, can I just bring along a spare battery and jumpstart it from there, or will i have to switch the batteries entirely?
yeah I am just still on the stock battery... and I plan on switching to a yellow top.
I was just wondering for this weekend, before ill have it, just incase something happens again.
Couple threads on the subject. Pay attn to posts by Jimbox...guy wheels all around the Nevada/California desert and mountains and knows his...stuff. :D

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I'd stay away from the yellow tops, they have a very bad reputation and nearly a 70% failure rate within one year.. Sure they are still under warranty, but will optima helicopter a new battery out to you when out in the middle of nowhere? The sears die hard " platinum " is the same battery as the " Odyssey " battery, which is military spec, and is now used in the heating and A/C units in 18 wheelers... I'm running 8 of them in my truck, one in my jeep, and one in our liberty CRD.. do a bit of research, and you too will be sold on these great batteries...

thanks for this post...

i'll run this when i get the new winch...
 
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