Alright, so I went out to the truck this morning and she was having a hard time starting. I know that the battery is going so I am suspecting that this is the case. I was just wondering what battery you all recommend when it comes to the cold. I know that the CCA are really important and was wondering what works from experience.
Well i would get on with at least 675 cca what i run in the 351 and my dad has one with like 800 or something like that cca so taht matter for surely and it sure makes a difference having more cca he has a 302 as well
CCA stands for 'cold cranking amps'. Get the battery with the highest cca rating that will fit in the battery tray. A few minutes on the phone should give you a good canvas of what is available in your area. These will also be the most expensive batteries so price may be a factor if the budget is tight.
My son install audio system, lights and accessories in trucks and cars. He always tell me that Optima "red top" battery is the best. It is a sealed unit and the lead plates constructions are different that the "traditional" which withstands vibration much better.
Motorcraft BXT-65-850 - this is what I am using in my truck, it came with the Motorcraft BXT-65-650. They are dimensionaly the same size. It hasnt left me stranded yet even in -35 degree celcius weather.
I never thought to look at consumer reports. Thanks for the heads up. I will have to start comparing the cca's of those batteries to see what one will be the best for me. Thanks for all of the info guys,
Just dropped a Walmart battery into my '05. Out here in the desert batteries dont last very long, so decided 3yrs was enough for the stock one. They had a 850cca that was smaller in size than the HD battery that came with the truck. About $70 and 9yr warranty with 3yr free replacement.
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