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Re: Batteries For Diesel Truck [Re: skinnerback] #8427490 10/23/21 04:17 PM
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A timely post for me. The factory set lasted, I think, about four years. The second set is about done. My truck is a 2011 with just over 100k miles.


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Re: Batteries For Diesel Truck [Re: LonestarCobra] #8427679 10/23/21 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by LonestarCobra
Interstate still makes a good battery, but they don’t stand out like they used to. Johnson Controls is the mothership that builds them. I still have one shop running Interstates, and on Ford 6.7’s we get 3-4 years on them. We are very hard on batteries, and also buy a lot of group 31’s for the big engines. I have found over the years that Deka is somewhat longer lasting for us overall in the group 65’s (Ford 6.7) and also the group 31’s. The premium NAPA batteries come off the Deka line, and I keep an inventory of them in all my other shops, run them in my personal equipment and pay as well. All manufacturers produce batteries with different labels, but they are not all created equal. I’m not sure where the pickups end up with the replacement batteries, as we usually sell them with their second set of batteries in them at 4 years and 200,000-225,000 miles.

What’s the difference between group 65 and group 31? Are you using the NAPA AGM?


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Re: Batteries For Diesel Truck [Re: skinnerback] #8430408 10/26/21 04:24 PM
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Group 31 is similar in size but taller than a group 65. The 31 uses 3/8 posts instead of the standard post on the 65. Might have to do some engineering to make them fit. The 31s will deep cycle a little better IMHO.


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Re: Batteries For Diesel Truck [Re: skinnerback] #8430412 10/26/21 04:29 PM
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This is going to sound a bit crazy but I've had very good luck with all my vehicles, tractor, UTV, mowers, etc with batteries from Wal-Mart. Cheaper than all the others and last just as long.
Just put a set in my 05' duramax last year for about $225 and they come with 3 year free replacement which is as good a warranty as you can find nowadays


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Re: Batteries For Diesel Truck [Re: skinnerback] #8430491 10/26/21 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by skinnerback
Right now the Interstate AGM's are $220/each.

The Optima Red Top's are $250/each.

I've heard that Optima used to be #1, then deteriorated, but now supposedly back on top again. I don't sell batteries anymore and have been out of the loop, so no idea.


MTZ-65 comes with 4 year warranty, technically you pay for it though


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Re: Batteries For Diesel Truck [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8430507 10/26/21 06:26 PM
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I went with the Interstate AGM’s, picking up today.

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