1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - GeneralUpgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 1999-2007 Super Duty. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are not engine-specific.
Deka is one of the old, established battery manufacturers in the US. They used to be headquartered in Reading, PA. Don't know if they are still there. They make the house brand for Batteries + among others. They make a good, competitive product.
Early 99 F250 PSD (XLE4) XLT, Extended Cab, Short Bed, 4X2, BTS Trans/TC, 3.73 Limited Slip, Transfer Flow 48 Gal. Mid-Ship Tank
Western WA - Member since August 2001
I drive 40 miles past a dozen other battery places to one particular store that sells Deka's. They're worth the drive! I pay $100 apiece for the batt's that go in my SD's and consider the money very well spent. I also have two Deka 6-volts wired in series on my TT and I can't kill 'em. Even after 3-4 days of running the lights/furnace with no shore line or generator they are good to go. Good Stuff.
2000 F350 7.3L CC/LB 4X4 XLT/6-speed/DP-Tuner/Bean's 1.0 with WW/4" turbo-back exhaust/AIS/Isspro EV's/285-75-16 Goodyear Wrangler PRO-GRADE/LS monotube shocks/Prodigy trailer brake controller/zoodad/leveling kit/All red - what other color would a firefighter have?
2002 F250 7.3L CC/LB 4X4 Lariat/4R100/DP-Tuner/Bean's Van Turbo with WW/Isspro EV's/4 inch lift/285-75-16 Goodyear Wrangler PRO-GRADE/LS monotube shocks/AIS/4" turbo-back exhaust/zoodad/ALL Black - wife's truck
Deka batteries are great. I live 5 miles away from the plant. Since I am so close I can drive right to the plant and get them, they even put them in for free. The best deal is the factory 2nds. They might have a slight scratch on them, but they are sometimes over 50% off.
Also, they come in Harleys and Freightliners from the factory.
2004 F-350 Lariat supercab 8ft bed
6.0 w/ Torqshift
Dark Shadow Grey w/ Black Accent
3.73 Limited slip
ESOF, Power rear sliding window, FX4 package
Pioneer AVIC-N3 navagation/ roof lights
Adjustable accel/brake pedal
Reverse sensors/ heated seats
polished cab steps
Edge Insight with turbo timer and EGT probe
Sirius Satellite Radio
I have an interesting story on Deka batteries! We run them in all our farm equip. and have had great luck. Our 100H.P. turbo diesel 200 Allis Chalmers loader/mowing tractor had 2 of them in it. I went out to blade some snow a couple of winters ago and the tractor would not start, it was only 30 degrees. I don't have electricity in the shed where the tractor was, so I started to take the batteries out to bring them in for a charge. I took the first battery out and reached in to get the 2nd battery out, i did'nt weigh as much as the first one. When I got it out I noticed the positive cable was broke and the entire back of the battery had frozen and busted out!! The surprising thing was the battery had a bunch of shredded grass and crap inside the broken case!! I guess the battery had frozen and busted the winter before cause it was not charging due to the bad cable. The tractor had started weekly for around a year on only 1 battery!!! Oh yeah, the batteries I took out were 11 YEARS OLD, NO JOKE!!! I just threw them both in the truck and went to town and bought 2 new Dekas' Anyway, that is my story. Catch ya later, Brian