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oakdalecurtis
post Feb 22 2021, 12:04 PM
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Seems like “what’s the best battery for our teeners” always comes up. Here’s Road n Tracks current opinion...

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/ca...s-from-experts/
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yeahmag
post Feb 22 2021, 12:19 PM
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Pretty sure my next battery will be from Antigravity Batteries.
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post Feb 22 2021, 12:48 PM
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May just be me growing into a grumpy old man. That R&T site completely summarizes why I no longer pay attention to Road and Track and many othef buff magazines.

Advertising & marketing masquerading as jounalism courtesy of Hearst Automotive Group (now owners of BaT).

Nevermind that Hearst will get an affiliate commission on click though purchases via the SHOP NOW button.
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post Feb 22 2021, 01:09 PM
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QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Feb 22 2021, 01:48 PM) *

May just be me growing into a grumpy old man. That R&T site completely summarizes why I no longer pay attention to Road and Track and many othef buff magazines.

You may be a grumpy old man...but as a likely much younger guy I whole heartedly agree. Junk.

It's sad-I used to really look forward to reading those magazines just a bit over a decade ago.
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post Feb 22 2021, 01:44 PM
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I'm looking for a new battery for the new to me BB. I put gel batteries in a boat several years ago because they were in a location that would go under water occasionally. Seemed fine but sold the boat after three years. No idea how long they lasted.

I don't think I'll ever be able to forgive Hearst for taking Autoweek away. Road and Track is a very poor substitute. Now I'm sad to see that Hearst bought BaT?
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post Feb 22 2021, 02:45 PM
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Those batteries are not even the correct size.
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post Feb 22 2021, 02:54 PM
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QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Feb 22 2021, 01:48 PM) *

May just be me growing into a grumpy old man. That R&T site completely summarizes why I no longer pay attention to Road and Track and many othef buff magazines.

Advertising & marketing masquerading as jounalism courtesy of Hearst Automotive Group (now owners of BaT).

Nevermind that Hearst will get an affiliate commission on click though purchases via the SHOP NOW button.


Couldn't agree more.
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post Feb 22 2021, 02:58 PM
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The Die Hard battery is only $22.00.

Hard to beat that price.
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post Feb 22 2021, 03:01 PM
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I’ve had great luck with the Odessey PC680 in my -4 previously and in my -6 now.
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post Feb 22 2021, 04:12 PM
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I scrolled down far enough to see "Optima RedTop" as the first thing listed, then I closed my browser.

garbage.. last 2 didn't even make it to the 3 year mark.

Since then the Odysseys have been for good me. PC925 or PC680 though. Just replaced my first PC925 after ~10 or so years of pretty hard abuse.
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post Feb 22 2021, 05:31 PM
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I've got the XS Power battery and it's an AGM and it's great.
Fits perfectly into our battery tray using the stock hold down bracket.

R&T shows the wrong one though.
You want the D4700.
Here's mine: starting on post #782
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...9327&st=760
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post Feb 22 2021, 08:44 PM
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QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Feb 22 2021, 10:48 AM) *

May just be me growing into a grumpy old man.


Nope.

QUOTE(jd74914 @ Feb 22 2021, 11:09 AM) *


as a likely much younger guy I whole heartedly agree. Junk.

It's sad-I used to really look forward to reading those magazines just a bit over a decade ago.


It is sad.

R&T, C/D, Autoweek…these were the absolute standard-bearers as I grew up, giving me hours and hours of reading pleasure and no small amount of information I found fascinating.
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post Feb 22 2021, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE(JamesM @ Feb 22 2021, 02:12 PM) *

I scrolled down far enough to see "Optima RedTop" as the first thing listed, then I closed my browser.

garbage.. last 2 didn't even make it to the 3 year mark.

Since then the Odysseys have been for good me. PC925 or PC680 though. Just replaced my first PC925 after ~10 or so years of pretty hard abuse.

That’s what I hear, the new red tops ain’t what they used to be. My 10y/o 6v red top is still good (just jinxed myself) in the old car.

Good to know about the Odyssey, I’ll need a new one when I hook up the power train.
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QUOTE(horizontally-opposed @ Feb 22 2021, 09:44 PM) *

It is sad.

R&T, C/D, Autoweek…these were the absolute standard-bearers as I grew up, giving me hours and hours of reading pleasure and no small amount of information I found fascinating.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) Can't even count how many hours I spent in the library reading those publications in my teens.
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post Feb 23 2021, 10:15 PM
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Another vote for Odyssey batteries. I wouldn't take any advice from Road and Track these days.
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post Feb 24 2021, 07:25 AM
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Oddysey.
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post Feb 24 2021, 10:54 AM
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QUOTE(PlaysWithCars @ Feb 22 2021, 01:01 PM) *

I’ve had great luck with the Odessey PC680 in my -4 previously and in my -6 now.


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I run PC680's in our Bugs and a PC1200 in my 914-6. Been using them for over 10 years and they've proven themselves.
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post Feb 24 2021, 10:59 AM
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QUOTE(Root_Werks @ Feb 24 2021, 11:54 AM) *

QUOTE(PlaysWithCars @ Feb 22 2021, 01:01 PM) *

I’ve had great luck with the Odessey PC680 in my -4 previously and in my -6 now.


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif)

I run PC680's in our Bugs and a PC1200 in my 914-6. Been using them for over 10 years and they've proven themselves.


I also have a PC680 on a high CR twin plug /6.
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post Feb 24 2021, 11:02 AM
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I'm very confused by their quote from Consumer Reports (and why we should listen to CR about car technology is beyond me). They claim AGM batteries tolerate discharge better and are best for cars that sit a long time. That is the opposite of what I have read and experienced. If you leave a car sit with an AGM battery, it is best to have a battery tender on it. I ruined a lightly used Optima (and one of the old good ones) by letting it go completely flat. That was an expensive lesson. Don't get me wrong, I love AGM, but will never let one sit like that again.

BTW, Optima claims they fixed the quality issues. I have a new one so will see how long it lasts.
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post Feb 24 2021, 11:18 AM
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Just to stir the pot:

Odyssey PC680: 15lbs, 170CCA, $179
Antigravity ATZ10 RE-START: 2.6lbs, 360CCA, $199
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