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Old 12-21-2017, 04:01 PM
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I also replaced mine with an AGM from Pep Boys. Only issue is that it is about 1 1/2" wider than stock, so you have to move the bracket to the next hole. AGM cranks like mad.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:05 PM
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pepboys sells a bosch that fits perfect even the vent tube is included..
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:02 PM
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I got an interstate from the dealer and they charged me less than if I bought it direct and they installed it.
Take your business elsewhere.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:49 PM
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Never mind the dealership, the local independent Porsche specialist quoted me about C$400 for a new battery too. I bought a new battery from another supplier, same Bosch as the independent shop quoted, for half that and did it myself.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:02 PM
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On the other hand, a $525 battery is undoubtedly REALLY good

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Old 12-22-2017, 09:32 AM
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I installed Optima Red Tops in both of mine. Added benefit is it takes up less space and leaves room next it for either a small tool/parts kit or in my case on the silver car the cargraphic noselift external compressor. Need to use a different hole in the mounting tray with a loose nut underneath, but works just fine. Been running them in both cars for multiple years.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:57 AM
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Oem batteries are expensive because of the name on the sticker they put on it.
ie: The exact same battery with an AUDI name on it is about 1/2 the price.
Specialty batteries = specialty stores = specialty hours = specialty prices.

Unless your racing, buy a regular battery from a national retailer like Wal-Mart, Costco etc.
They all have excellent warranties and you'll always find an open store somewhere.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:01 AM
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Similar situation. A few years back, on a late Friday afternoon my battery died miles from my home. Push started it and while driving, I called my dealer who quoted $500. The price did not feel right. Called Porsche Indy Bodymotion (Ocean Township NJ) who quoted under $200 for an Interstate Battery and did it for me when I arrived around 4:00p.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:59 PM
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A few momths ago I Installed new Bosch Platinum Series ADV H-7 AGM Battery. On Line order from Pep Boys. $219.99, less $55.00 on line discount, plus $15 core charge, subtotal $179.99, plus $10.80 sales tax = $190.79 , now for the best part...FREE SHIPPING and $30 mail-in rebate... net cost=$160.79 with 5 year full warranty and no spill/no fill. That rebate is expired but there may be another, never hurts to ask.
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Old 12-24-2017, 12:19 AM
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DIY will always be less than dealer. They have to pay staff , overhead , etc . You cant compare, its the price of convenience or I dont want to lift a finger upcharge that you pay for. Its supply and demand, and when my wife demands that im not touching her porsche then she has to supply the cash
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Old 12-24-2017, 12:27 AM
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Weird dealers charge different for same thing. Was getting a battery quite for my wife's Macan and he thought I was talking about the 911 and quoted me $300
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:54 AM
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997s are getting old, why is anybody taking their car to the dealer for anything, let alone a battery?
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
Thats just robbery. get yourself an agm battery from bosch or interstate for 180 and drop it in yourself.

Then tell your dealer to go bleep themselves
I paid $185 at Batteries Plus. They even installed it!
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by docdrs View Post
DIY will always be less than dealer. They have to pay staff , overhead , etc . You cant compare, its the price of convenience or I dont want to lift a finger upcharge that you pay for. Its supply and demand, and when my wife demands that im not touching her porsche then she has to supply the cash
Yeah, I know a dealer has to cover overhead, but there’s a difference between mark-up for a healthy profit and raping the customer with a ***** covered in broken glass.

A $300 or more premium to install a battery is the latter. The job takes less than 5 minutes.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:24 AM
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I read all the above but cannot shake the knowledge that the original Moll that came with my '09 C2S was replaced after 7 years of flawless service.
I am thinking that on a cost/quality comparison, the price for a new one "may" be justified.
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