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Old 02-17-2010, 06:37 PM
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I want to run one battery but i currently can not get to my truck. i would like to know two things, the dimensions of the stock battery and the biggest battery size that would fit on the driverside in the stock battery tray. Incase your wondering why i cant get to my truck....
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:30 PM
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All I see a snowbank. Where's the truck? In the garage?



My Orbitals are 10Wx6Dx7H. Size 34/78
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All I see a snowbank. Where's the truck? In the garage?



My Orbitals are 10Wx6Dx7H. Size 34/78
Thanks for the measurments I did go dig it out today....I tried starting my truck with a single battery and it only cranked over about 3 times then that was it. I think it maybe because the truck has the origonal batteries from 01 in it still. They are delco batteries that are 770 CCA. For all those that are running a single what brand and size you running?
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Orbitals are 1000cca @ 32*, 770cca @ 0*. Ive been very happy with their performance. They've been in the truck for 4-1/2 years now. No issues at all.
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:10 PM
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i dunno where to get orbitals but i know i can get my hands on optima's pretty easy. Might try one of those and see.
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Those are very good batteries.
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It was down to 8 deg the other night her 1 battery and no grid heater and truck started right up with the ac delco battery that came it it from 06.
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It was down to 8 deg the other night her 1 battery and no grid heater and truck started right up with the ac delco battery that came it it from 06.
Maybe its just that my batteries are to weak. Im going to go buy a new one and see...
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02bigstrokin is running a single optima red top 800cc. It does fine in most weather but if you have to crank it over for an extended period of time like if you ran it out of fuel and had to re-prime the system. It will not last that many cranks.

I'm sure he will chime in.
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Optima red tops 800cca x2.Planning on putting 2 more in the box to power lights, winch, fuel pump, inverter...
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the 04 went through 2 sets of red tops and one yellow top last winter, they don't like cold weather at all
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I live in Canada & have gone thru some very cold weather with no problems. As a matter of fact the stock AC Delco batteries could not handle the -30 temps & let me down. Of course the dealer would not warranty them.
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Orbitals are Excide Batteries

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I've had one battery go bad back when my truck was a few months old. GM warrantied it and haven't had a problem since.
Personally I would stay away from gel cell batteries if you live in cold climates. Most of them are junk after -20C in my experience. The Excide orbitals are a great battery. If you sign up with NHRDA there is a wicked deal on Optima's in their discount book!!
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