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Old April 11th, 2014, 05:25 AM
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The DieHard Platinums are not what they used to be. Get an Odyssey.
You've posted this before, but never said why.

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Reviving an old thread.
Is there any reason to NOT get a Diehard Marine Battery and get a conventional battery instead? I like the spare posts for tying in a separate fuse panel for accessories.
If you don't need a marine battery a starting battery that has both top and side posts will work. Use one set of posts for starting and the other for the auxiliary connections. If that's your only concern.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 06:10 AM
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I've long since given up trying to decide which battery is better than another. Also decided that replacing a battery as it's warranty expires is far better than being stranded on the side of a road for the sake of $130-150.

Breakdowns suck, preventable breakdowns hurt cos you'll be kicking yourself when it happens.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 02:28 PM
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I went with the Diehard P2, it was on sale. $249 out the door.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 02:51 PM
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Give the 9A34m Deka Intimidator AGM Deep Cycle Marine/RV battery a look. I can get over 1100 CCA out of mine during the summer temps. Thinking Jonesy is using the same with good results.


http://www.dekabatteries.com/default.aspx?pageid=1804
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Give the 9A34m Deka Intimidator Deep Cycle Marine/RV battery a look. I can get over 1100 CCA out of mine during the summer temps. Thinking Jonesy is using the same with good results.


http://www.dekabatteries.com/default.aspx?pageid=1804
They are the Land Rover of batteries and not because they leak and smell bad.
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I looked at Deka batteries online. My issue is that the closest dealer is a 45 minute drive across town. I live in the 5th largest metro area and there is only one dealer. If their service sucks, I'm screwed if I have an issue.
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My issue is that the closest dealer is a 45 minute drive across town
But you'll only have to visit them every 5 years or so.
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They are the Land Rover of batteries and not because they leak and smell bad.
Uh, that is a good thing, right?

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I looked at Deka batteries online. My issue is that the closest dealer is a 45 minute drive across town. I live in the 5th largest metro area and there is only one dealer. If their service sucks, I'm screwed if I have an issue.
Dave, read the spec sheet and reviews. You will be happy w/ the choice.
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Give the 9A34m Deka Intimidator AGM Deep Cycle Marine/RV battery a look. I can get over 1100 CCA out of mine during the summer temps. Thinking Jonesy is using the same with good results.


http://www.dekabatteries.com/default.aspx?pageid=1804
1 dealer within 50 miles of downtown Chicago.
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Friday I called the person at EnerSys I've talked to a couple of times before (the first time in '09 when someone was claiming the Platinums were an Odyssey lower quality store brand) and she told me that the Platinums are still identical to the Odyssey and made on the same production line, just as they have been since they started making them in 2007.
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Do you guys still like the DieHard Platinum after running it for a little while?
Mine doesn't hold a charge anymore and it is almost exactly 5yrs old. I have read that it doesn't do as well in cold temps, and I feel like I have experienced that having to jump it off the tractor. Maybe my expectations were too high.
I need to find a replacement batt and Im wondering if the platinum is worth it.
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Loved mine - but yeah, it died literally at 5 years.
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Batteries in Phoenix last 2-3 years due to the heat. I would love a battery to last more than that. As for battery of choice, I run Sears Diehard Platinum's too.
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Do you guys still like the DieHard Platinum after running it for a little while?
Mine doesn't hold a charge anymore and it is almost exactly 5yrs old. I have read that it doesn't do as well in cold temps, and I feel like I have experienced that having to jump it off the tractor. Maybe my expectations were too high.
I need to find a replacement batt and Im wondering if the platinum is worth it.
Upon your recommendation, I'm now running a Diehard Platinum 850CCA.

It replaced a still working but tired Wal-Mart battery, so you're welcome to that battery if you need something to get you through.
I just replaced the Cayenne battery last month as well (also a giant 800CCA) because it was 5 years old and when it sat dormant for more than a few weeks it would become weak. I think the brand was Varta, but I'll have to check.
I haven't heard of any battery really lasting longer than five years (consistently).
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Old February 7th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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I recommended the platinum for you to help support all your electronic components for your "Rave" Beach parties. All that needs a lot of energy man. Why else do you think you are known as "Jackie Treehorn"?
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Optima D31A. Do it. 900 CCA and 1125 CA. Only get it if you can get a discount on it, though.
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just get the best one from autozone. their swap policy is very good, and will refund/apply a credit to a new battery depending on the coverage.
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Still love my interstates.
Interstates leak too much, in my experience. I'd be afraid it would rot out my battery box

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Mine doesn't hold a charge anymore and it is almost exactly 5yrs old.
Don't they have 100 month prorated warranties?

Also, are you charging it with an AGM compatible charger? I had an AGM in a Miata (don't laugh) that was 10 years old and still working well.
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