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Old 03-12-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Die Hard ($159) or Interstate ($175)?

I'm going to grab one today which do you think is the better?
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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Do a search and you'll find other alternatives. I went to Autozone and got the cheaper battery. It works fine.

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...ch-2011-a.html

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Old 03-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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cold crank amp is the important spec to compare the different batteries.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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That sounds like a lot of money. Check around - you should be able to get one for around $100. I can get them for that price - even in Canada.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #5
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$100 is about right. Check around a bit more and save some bucks...
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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Cold cranking amps and warranty are what I always go with. I think you can find a better choice at AutoZone if you have one.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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I got a walmart battery for around $80, it's been trouble free for more than 3 years.
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My Porsche tech swears by Interstate. I once had an Autozone battery in my 968 that lasted about a week.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #9
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I've always used Interstate never any issues...
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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My Porsche tech swears by Interstate. I once had an Autozone battery in my 968 that lasted about a week.
The techs at a dealer I visit once in a while swear by Interstate batteries too. In fact the dealership went away from using the IIRC Moll battery and now use Interstate exclusively.

Word up though: the best Interstate batteries I hear -- from the techs -- are made in Spain. I checked the battery in my car and didn't see any sticker indicating where the battery was made. I haven't had a chance to ask where the made in Spain sticker is so it may be on the side or end of the battery. I didn't bother to remove the battery to see if I could find the sticker. The battery is working just fine and I'm not going to worry about it until it doesn't.

But if you have a chance to look over the battery before you buy it and have it installed...

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #11
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I have an Interstate in the Turbo and an AutoZone batter in the Boxster.

You should be able to buy an Interstate (MTP-91) for closer to $120. I've seen them at Costco for <$90. Not sure if this is your size. Check.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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I never liked the Interstates and always had bad luck with them. I bought a Bosch at Pep Boys for less than $100 for my wife's 996 last year, seems to be good so far.

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:29 PM   #13
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Bosch Premium Plus Group 49
w/850CCA and 1000CA
some of the best numbers I have seen!

36 month free replacement
96 month pro rated replacement
3 year roadside assistance

About $100 at Pep Boys
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #14
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+1 on Logray's suggestion. Walmart (at least locally) lists as the proper replacement an H6 size, which has 770 CCA and fits the third bolt hole in & performs identically to the monster sized one I replaced.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:18 PM   #15
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YOU MIGHT LOOK AT OPTIMA MINE WORKS GREAT CAR SITS FOR EVER AND ALLWAYS STARTS
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