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So I got up this morning and was happy to see no snow/rain forcast so I went to start up the stang and *tick tick tick...* nothing.. lights still come on, but the starter won't even turn.. I'm guessing the battery is dying.. it's been parked for a week or so, and it' been below 40 (the car's in the garage)..

Considering it's an 01, I"m the 3rd owner I won't be surpised if the batt is dead, I'll put a mutlimeter on it when I get home, just wondering if anyone has any new battery brand recommendations?
 

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The other night as i was leaving a friends house i started the car and the thing didnt crank at all. Turned the key all the way and nothing, no lights on no nothing. I had a big WTF face on, popped the hood and noticed the positive terminal came completely off the battery, how, i don't know. Put it back on and she started right up. Scared the hell out of me for a second.
 

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We'll just checked it, it's connected, only putting out 10V.. so sounds like it's time for a new one..

I'm guess the cold helped bring it down, but if it's dropping like that it's time for a new one..
 

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optima yellow top if you have a sound system. i have one love it
optima red top if nothing too drastic in your car.
i love these batteries and SWEAR by them. cant beat them man, kinda pricey but you pay for what you get in my opinion when it comes to batteries.
 

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i have had my optima yellow top in mine for 3 years, left it running without cranking for hours, i mean hours.....with the stereo running and never had a problem with mine. you cant beat that thing with a stick!!
 

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yeah don't need the optima yellow.. looked at them and not worth the price, I have mach sound system now, I'll be putting in a Clarion unit just to get bluetooth and mp3 connection.. won't mess with the rest.. some neon but that's it..

Found the NTB by the house has 1 Interstate MEGA-TRON battery for mine, had him put it aside for me, picking it up today.. $99... ughh..gonna see if they'll drop the price, interstates suggested sale price is like $93

Also I found this if anyone is interested..

http://best.lovetoknow.com/Best_Car_Battery
 

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Well I picked up the Interstate today.. and apparetnly NTB repackages all their batteries, so I was expecting this big green montster.. instead I get their standard genric case with "Distributed by Interstate".. oh well I guess I could paint it green :).. at least it's a good batttery...
 

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nice choice :)


Ill be buying one for me here soon Im sure. My stang still has the stock one in it I think. :idk
 

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I'd pick a Duralast over any of those batteries anyday cause of the badass warranty.

I can pick up a battery right now for $85 with a 3 year free replacement and a 8 year pro0rate period. >_> Who can beat that?
 

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i got a motorcraft. the bad thing about batterys like the optima is if they go completly dead, they wont hold a charge again.
False the optima yellow top is the one that can be completely discharged and then recharged.. I just purchased this battery and its great.. I had one in my old truck when i had my 2 15's and i recharged it a few times after draining it a few times..
 
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