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Question Looking to upgrade Batteries... Suggestions?

Ok.. my 05 F250 6.0's stock 110amp alternator has failed for the third time straight. It was replaced last in 2012 and twice in 2011. Now my question is which company to get a better pair of batteries. I know there's clashing input of differences between Odyssey and Optima, but I wanted to get advice from you guys on here. Tried to search for which of the two evils is better than the other. Please feel to voice your inputs.

Also alternator will be upgraded to either a 190 amp or 250 amp and running 0/2 gauge positive wires from batteries as one company (annymous) recommended and said that there was no need to upgrade the grounds to 0/2 gauge wires due to the 6.0 already having two grounding points.

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I use diehard platnium AGM.
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I use diehard platnium AGM.
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I have had mine for 3 years and love them.
They are just pricey.

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I installed the duracell AGMs last month. The AGM is worth the extra cost.

If you do a search, you'll find that a number of guy's are disappointed with the Optimas. It sounds like their quality has diminished in the last few years.
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Well I went ahead and ordered two Odyssey Extreme 65-PC1750T Batteries and a Deka 116" Double Gauge (in otherwords 2/0 Gauge). The truck was initially was running two Motorcraft 65-BXT-850 Batteries on stock harness with the stock 110amp Alternator. Well the Odyssey Batteries will deffinately speed up warm up and start up process, now the 190amp Upgrade Alternator is a different story which explains the upgraded harness. I'm planning on getting an amplifier to go with the speaker upgrade for my truck, its a 600watt Amplifier that demands between 11Volts to 16Volts. Plus I wanted a little extra Amps when stereo is done to accomodate Electric Fans and Off-Road Lights later on down the line.
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I have been running costco batteries in my truck. They have a ridiculously good warranty and I have had them in a cold environment in Montana and Alaska for the last 5 years and they are still working great with no hassles. I will put another set of them in my truck when these start wearing out.

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I just buy the highest cranking amp batteries I can find. I really don't care if there pink with green dots

last set I got was from napa I think or abbies I think his was like power cell or something

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Re: Looking to upgrade Batteries... Suggestions?

Im one of those guys that no longer will buy Optima batteries.
I have used them for at least 10 years but the quality is not there today. Still have a red top in wife's Tahoe that's 6 years old now. Still strong too, but it is a American made one.

I bought two yellow tops for my truck and one went bad in a year. Had it replaced and 6 months later other one failed on me.
I replaced them with Die Hard Platinum AGM's and I never saw my starter turn so fast.
That's when I realized how weak the Optima's really were.
You can't go wrong with the Die Hards or the Odyssey line of AGM batteries. Will cost you a few more bucks but odds are they are going to last 6-7 years unlike standard acid lead plate batteries.
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My Costco batts are 6 yrs old and still going....

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I know there's clashing input of differences between Odyssey and Optima,
i haven't seen any Odyssey battery complaints but i don't know anyone with them in our type of use now Optima won't get my money hencho en mexico = no bueno

i use AGM platinum from Auto Zone probably made in mexico also
like mentioned it's about CCA's and warranty duration / coverage

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