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CLR1314 12-15-2015 06:02 PM

New battery time. Any good or bad stories???
 
2011 F250 6.7 OEM batteries are on the way out. Any recommendations on replacements? And more importantly, what brands to avoid?

DNFXDLI 12-15-2015 08:51 PM

The Motorcraft batteries are just fine and really most of the major manufacturers have good quailty control. It's always possible to get a bum battery but in my own experience it happens not very often.

If you are looking at getting spendy and are considering one of the popular colored top batteries, you might want to consider spending a little more and looking at Lifeline or Deka AGM units.

amkatt1 12-15-2015 10:35 PM

x2 to what Duncan said. If cost is a concern, Napa has good batteries and a good warranty.

dustybumpers 12-16-2015 08:04 AM

I've been buying the Sam's club batteries last several times.
They are Energizers, and carry a warranty
Sam's club has honored the warranty both times I had a problem in the past

Sparky83 12-16-2015 09:44 AM

theres only 1 after market battery ive seen that matches and beats Fords SD battery's for CA & CCA... the ones ford has in their sd are hard to beat.. they also carry a 2 year mfg warranty and do stand behind them... ive very rarely ever heard anything bad in relation to them.. my truck did have a set of Napa Gold batteries when i bought it but were dead any time the truck sat for a month.. havent had that problem with the MC ones..

Exide is the only other company that ive seen that can beat MC's SD batterys but the warranty is only 20 month.. also never heard anything bad in relation to them...

If you do go with an aftermarket one look for an AGM battery. theyre supposed to be the best for these high draw engines..

CLR1314 12-17-2015 09:52 AM

Appreciate the advice!
I am leaning heavily towards going back with MC.

Note to Sparky83....I am just up 64 in Richmond....loving this Spring weather!

Sparky83 12-17-2015 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by CLR1314 (Post 670270)
Appreciate the advice!
I am leaning heavily towards going back with MC.

Note to Sparky83....I am just up 64 in Richmond....loving this Spring weather!

where abouts?? im out there frequently


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