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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Good Batteries

Basically when I bought the truck it came with Motocraft batteries....One is on its way out for sure. It's getting harder to start everytime...Plus the check guage as well as the battery light come on before I turn it over ????????
What are some good batteries?
Interstate ?
Optima ? I've been told they're the best ? But they're pricy.

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Re: Good Batteries

motorcraft are good batteries i've heard alot of guys on here running them 4or 5 years but i have plain ole walmart batts that ever give me a problem. I wouldn't get an optima just because i don't need that good of a batt and they expensive, just stick with motorcraft you'll be fine

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Re: Good Batteries

Ok....My battery is on its way out....Is that why the check guage and the battery light come on.....

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Lowered w/ traction bars
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Unlimited 450/400s
S475 on Irates mount
TE 17* with Gen3
DI Headers
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599.3 on BDs dyno

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Re: Good Batteries

probably when mine and my buddies batts. started goin the pyro gauges started reading irregular and of course the batt light comes on

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Re: Good Batteries

Might be a good time to have your alternator checked out,,also IMHO

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Re: Good Batteries

Cheak alternator replace batterys with optimas and forget about them for a long tome. My old bronco had a red top I killed 4 alternators in 3 years but that battery would take a charge every time.

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Re: Good Batteries

Another thing....It might just be because its colder out. But it now takes longer to turn over?????? Could that be a combo of batteries/alternator....How do i know what alternater I have

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599.3 on BDs dyno

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Re: Good Batteries

could be your batts. you can go to mainly any auto store and they'll check your alternator for free they just hook the machine up to the truck and check it

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