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DustyR

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Posted: 01/16/20 06:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The last go around on batteries I went with AGMs from AutoZone. The thing is a lot of my driving is short trip and they recover quickly. Time will tell.


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Not due for batteries on the 2016 yet, but when the 2001 needed batteries I chose to get from the local Ram dealer OEM as many were reporting getting 7+ years out of them. I will see when the current OEM's start to fail. I replaced the batteries 9/29/2012 at 253,050 miles, I sold it 6/30/2019 at 315,000 miles. During the last six months the truck would set for a month between starts, fired up every time.


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Odyssey is not a standalone mfg of batteries. They’re made by EnerSys who produces many different “brands” just like the other mfgs.
That said, I don’t usually believe the “hype” about batteries, as I’ve had conflicting experiences with several brands. And had “bad” batteries that were used regularly or maintained properly and “good” batteries that were neglected.
I have found the couple sets of Odysseys I’ve had to be exceptional though. Have a mismatched date set of odyssey’s in the Dodge diesel that are now 11-12 years and 9-10 years old. And a “new” set in the boat that are going on 6 years this spring.

Also have a set of Duracell’s in the camper that are going on 4 years. To early to decide, but they didn’t die in 3 years anyway!


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Have been eyeing up the Exide batteries at Home Depot recently.
Prices are very reasonable compared to what I’ve seen at the auto parts chain stores.

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midnightsadie wrote:

X2 and wal mart are as good as any.


X3. Walmart brand in the wife's Traverse going strong for 5 years. Will definitely replace with same when the time comes

As I recall Walmart, Interstate and most auto store house brands are made by Johnson Controls.


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Ron3rd wrote:

midnightsadie wrote:

X2 and wal mart are as good as any.


X3. Walmart brand in the wife's Traverse going strong for 5 years. Will definitely replace with same when the time comes

As I recall Walmart, Interstate and most auto store house brands are made by Johnson Controls.


...and if not Johnson then Exide

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bob213 wrote:

Duracell are made by EastPenn Mfg. Same as a Dekka. Great batteries for the money.
Check Baterries Plus if you have one. Order online and pick up in store and save 10%. Sometimes makes them cheaper than Walmart or Sam's Club.

I would have never thought to get batteries for our '14 Ram from Baterries Plus, but called them on a whim and ended up with the best deal and they installed them for free.


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I just put in two new batteries from Costco - they're 850CCA Interstates @ $99.95 each.


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Arcamper wrote:

My 2014 Ram 3500 Cummins is starting a little slower now days and I know it's time to replace the original batteries. I have been using Walmart batteries for years and have had fairly good results. I decided to check at Sam's to see what they have and the Duracell brand is what they carry. After some reading it seems they have a good rating and I can get the AMG version for only a little more than the flooded cell. I am not looking to put Optima's or any super high dollar batteries in. Are any of you running the Duracell and if so what do you think about it?



There are WalMart's, Sam's Club's and Costco's everywhere. They are the easiest to deal with when it comes to batteries.

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jdc1 wrote:



There are WalMart's, Sam's Club's and Costco's everywhere. They are the easiest to deal with when it comes to batteries.


Be careful buying at those places, I went to Sam's Club and found batteries more than a year old. Learn about date codes.





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