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Old 04-11-2008, 07:15 PM
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I was the surprised to see that the unmaintained shelf life of the odessey was something like 7-8 years, add a year or two if you maintain it periodically with a charge. I am converting everything I have to them. Their cranking power is noticably superior BTW.
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:25 PM
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I had three of the odessey batteries in my jeep they wouldn't even last a year
Then i went to an optima and never had a problem.
But i know of other people that have used them and they lasted for years. The odessey should be the better ones
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$520 a pair, I'll stick to lead acid batteries. I can buy 3 pairs of AC Delco or Interstate batteries for less than that. They last 3-4 years, I've never had a no start. Maybe I'm cheap, or don't have a big enough stereo but I don't see the value in the better batteries. I have no doubt they are better, but I don't think they are enough of a benefit for the cash.
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:10 AM
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The oddessey's are the best in my opinion. I will not use anything else, and I have used them all. I used to have the mentality of get a cheap battery and throw it away after a year. Problem is, a lot of times, you don't get much of a warning when they go bad. When you're stuck on the water or at the ramp cause your $hit won't start, you start to rethink that whole plan. I have used their group 24 equivalent and the group 30 equivilant and love them both. The other thing.... I usually rig a twin with a decent stereo with 4 batteries... 2 for each side and the house. Now I only use 2 of the group 30 Oddessey's and do better than the 4 standard batteries. Only 2 batteries and trays instead of 4. It works out to about the same money.Personally, I have had no luck with the Optima's and would not give you 2 cents for one. I quit selling any other batteries exept the Oddesseys. They are expensive and just took a sizable jump in price. The group 24 equivalent retails for 339.00, up from 265.00 only 6 months ago. I don't sell them at that price...quite a bit less, but still not cheap.
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Oddessy and Stingers are the same battery. I ussually recommend the Stingers because they have a much larger distribution network. Almost any car audio place will sell stinger. As has been said they are expensive but you can run less of them.
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My last DieHard Deep Cycle Marine lasted 9 seasons, the one before that 11 seasons. Get a big one grp 27 or 29, they cost $75 when on sale. I have never had any other brand last even close to as long. Hard to believe. I am in northern NY though with long cold winters and short summer seasons and batteries last longer when stored cold.
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I know this isn't the theme of this post, but I just buy Wally World's batteries and replace them every 3 years.
Ditto.
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The oddessey's are the best in my opinion. I will not use anything else, and I have used them all. I used to have the mentality of get a cheap battery and throw it away after a year. Problem is, a lot of times, you don't get much of a warning when they go bad. When you're stuck on the water or at the ramp cause your $hit won't start, you start to rethink that whole plan. I have used their group 24 equivalent and the group 30 equivilant and love them both. The other thing.... I usually rig a twin with a decent stereo with 4 batteries... 2 for each side and the house. Now I only use 2 of the group 30 Oddessey's and do better than the 4 standard batteries. Only 2 batteries and trays instead of 4. It works out to about the same money.Personally, I have had no luck with the Optima's and would not give you 2 cents for one. I quit selling any other batteries exept the Oddesseys. They are expensive and just took a sizable jump in price. The group 24 equivalent retails for 339.00, up from 265.00 only 6 months ago. I don't sell them at that price...quite a bit less, but still not cheap.
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anyone try Kinetic high current batt there hc 2400 69 lbs 2600 amps 128 ah, 1700 ca seems powerfull to me !
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