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Old 11-30-2010, 08:40 AM
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i've heard that ice has a way of flipping trucks on their ear.
 
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I thought I read that in the manual as well.......so barring flipping upside down, Optimas are just bling for under the hood..........I think I'll save the extra $160 and buy two decent Duralasts with 850 CCA or something similar.
They have their place, I use one in my off highway vehicle that sees a very harsh environment and sometimes it does end up on its side. For a truck I see no benefit to using one. I'd by a Sears Platinum battery before an Optima.

Like everyone else said, if you put your truck on its lid I don't think the owner will be thinking he's glad he's got that Optima for this kind of situation.
 
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They have their place, I use one in my off highway vehicle that sees a very harsh environment and sometimes it does end up on its side. For a truck I see no benefit to using one. I'd by a Sears Platinum battery before an Optima.

Like everyone else said, if you put your truck on its lid I don't think the owner will be thinking he's glad he's got that Optima for this kind of situation.
Valid point. If I flip an 8,000lb truck on its lid, I'm not thinking about the status of my batteries.........more like "do you think the cute paramedic will notice I crapped myself while she is treating me for my head wound?......yeah the smell is a dead giveaway......."

I was thinking Autocraft Gold from Advanced Auto Parts for $105 each, anything I should know about? Those Sears Die Hard Plats are like $210 each........heck I just dropped $90 on oil change supplies (T6 and 1995) and this is going to eat up my new rabbit gun money.........
 
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It's your call where to get batteries, any new ones will work and they all have a good warranty these days. I'm not going to recommend any because some have good luck with a certain brand and some don't. I prefer to stay with the Motorcraft brand as I've never had one crap out before it's expected life span is up and leave me stranded. Neither has a Diehard (I've never used a platinum but would love them, cost too much). But the others have for me in the past.
 
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@River19 you are one seriously funny guy. Thanks for the laugh!
 
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