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Old 07-18-2010, 09:45 PM
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Battery for v10?

The Interstate batery that was in the Ex when I bought it just died. I have read about the Optima battery and am interested but I cannot find a series number that matches the 85 my v10 calls for.

What Optima battery and series should I use?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:56 PM
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idk i've heard that optimas have gone down in quality in recent years. i can attest to this w/my red top in my explorer which lasted 3 years w/ no discharges ever and died after 3 years one morning it just wouldnt start and after being tested it was toast.

my opinion, and what i did with my last 04 V10 was went to walmart and bought the biggest battery i could get. i think it was 1500CCA and installed it. comes with a 3 year warrenty and only cost me $89 verses the $130-150 of a optima.

if you are going to go with a optima, red tops are mostly for daily drivers. yellow is for big sound systems, winches, lots of lights..ect and blue is marine.
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I have heard good things from some of the truck guys that pass through the shop about Braille Endurance Series batteries. Kinda pricey though.
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I used the Optima Yellow - knew I was going to be keeping the truck and wanted a good battery. It was a bit pricey but you can sometimes find deals online with free shipping, etc which can help ease the pain a bit.
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The Interstate batery that was in the Ex when I bought it just died. I have read about the Optima battery and am interested but I cannot find a series number that matches the 85 my v10 calls for.

What Optima battery and series should I use?

Thanks for the help!
Your Excursion should be using a group 65. I've seen nothing but problems with Optimas in the past. So much that I refuse to own one.
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I really appreciate the input. After doing some additional searching for an Optima dealer in my local area, none were found with a battery in stock.

I actually made the jump to a Die Hard Platinum. Similar to the Optima (so I'm told), but with a longer warranty 4yr free replacement and 100 month pro-rated, I thought I'd give it a chance. Plus it is easier to find a dealer (mall) with a Sears and battery in stock if I do have an issue later on.

Thanks again for your valued input. Maybe this is an alternative for others to try also.
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X2 4 U I think you made an excellent choice. The Optimas are not what they used to be and are quite pricey.

The second choice and best price I think is the Farm battery that Advance Auto Parts sells. Looks like an old style battery with the tops that screw off. Big ole heavy battery.
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Just measure it and go to WalMart.......done.
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i have a Die-Hard Platinum in my F250 since it's the weekend warrior, and am "working on" putting the pieces together for a small system. that is one BAD A** battery! i'm sure there's better, but i'm a believer in die hard.

my Ex has a Napa heavy duty (installed by previous owner) with 850CCA, and a pretty good duty cycle as well. the die hard has more umph, but so far the napa is doing good. when the napa does bite the dust, i will replace it with another die hard!
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I really appreciate the input. After doing some additional searching for an Optima dealer in my local area, none were found with a battery in stock.

I actually made the jump to a Die Hard Platinum. Similar to the Optima (so I'm told), but with a longer warranty 4yr free replacement and 100 month pro-rated, I thought I'd give it a chance. Plus it is easier to find a dealer (mall) with a Sears and battery in stock if I do have an issue later on.

Thanks again for your valued input. Maybe this is an alternative for others to try also.
That's the same battery I tried to get but the Sears by me didn't have any in stock, so I ended up with the Optima. I'm happy so far, and my Optima was actually $20 cheaper! I would have loked the better warranty though.
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WalMart batters are cheap and ratted best by Consumer Reports.

I use them in my Ex and law mower.
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You guys do realize that there are only 2-3 manufacturers for ALL batteries sold in the US? They simply "brand" their batteries differently for the various vendors.
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I also recently bought a Die Hard Platinum, Great warranty and 930 CCA!

I have read that the dry cell batteries die suddenly, whether it's an Optima, Die hard or other. But they have a deeper cycle than a wet acid and also recharge faster.
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