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My Die Hard died on me after a year but my Optima has been kicking for the last 5.
 

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if i got to do it again i would go with an optima... i has side and top posts.
 

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Yellow Optima here no problems
 

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Personally I like the brand that TSC sells. Just pulled one from my truck thats been in there since 2001. It has a ton of cranking amps and a good reserve capacity. I also like Deka's. The last one i had in a vehicle had a higher reserve capacity than both my brothers yellow top and dads red top. Thing is i can't find many of them around here anymore
 

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i work at advance so any battery 1.5 years old has to be pulled from the shelf and sold as USED. I got it for 45 plus tax. Still had perfect charge put it in my truck fired right up and worked ever since.
 

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Interstate megatron plus or Bosch. Seen far too many Optimas die after only a year or two or 5. I'm in the minority though. Had a Bosch that lasted 8 years on an underdriven import alternator, same with an interstate megatron.
I'd use a Duralast/CSK battery before I'd use an Optima... strictly because if you have one go bad any autozone will replace it on the spot. I had one in my BMW and it was a great battery. no surprise though, because in the end, all those mentioned + Diehard + Walmart/OEM are all made by the same company, Johnson Controls.

the only way i'd ever have a n optima, would be if it was going inverted or laid down.
 

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I would go Optima. I have used an assortment of different batteries in my trucks and my wife's cars and I have had the best luck with Optima. I will soon be buying an Optima blue top for my boat and when the battery dies in my truck one day I will be putting one in it.
 

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...I'd use a Duralast/CSK battery before I'd use an Optima... strictly because if you have one go bad any autozone will replace it on the spot. I had one in my BMW and it was a great battery. no surprise though, because in the end, all those mentioned + Diehard + Walmart/OEM are all made by the same company, Johnson Controls...


This.



Exactly the same reason why I run Walmart's Everstart brand.
 

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ive ran an everstart for the past 2 1/2 years. if youre goin to have a system then dont get one. ive been through 5 in the last 2 1/2 years and walmart actually cancelled my warranty. oh yeah, fuck wlmart!
 
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