Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: central ca foothills
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Re: Which Group 31 truck battery to buy
Regardless of weather you go through the grief to install 31's(which I woundn't unless I had some really unusual demands) or go back with 65's try Centennial Batteries. These are not too common but worth looking for in the western US. These use the Delco Freedom technology- calcium / calcium instead of lead / antimony. They outgas very little and produce NO corrosion of terminals and truck parts. I have been using first the Freedom and then the Centennial batteries in my fleet since 1990 and no corrosion problems, good warranty and good performance. Check them out. Oh BTW another battery tip....the highes CCA's are not always the longest life. I use the mid level CCA's and get a longer life.
Mine: 91 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5spd 7.3IDI 4.10LS 145,000 miles. Banks Sidewinder 92 D60 F axle w 97 brakes and Powerlock. Lift: about 4" over stock 250. 33x12.50x16.5 Pro Comp MTs Magnaflow 12" muffler. Sees dirt everyday. Used to haul hay, wood, feed cows, check fence.
Hers: 96F250 CCSB 7.3 PSD 4x4 5spd 3.55 LS 190,000 miles. Puchased 7/03, Looked for a 5spd CCSB for a year!Dana 60 front axle, at stock F350 height (for now) Energy Poly bushings, Bilsteins, 305/70/16 Pro Comps on 16x10 Weld Outbacks, AFE Pro7,TYMAR 3x3.5x4 downpipe,TYMAR 5" straightpipe, gutted EBV, IH Non EBV pedistal,New Alliant AC Injectors,(stage 1)Cal reg kit, SBC Con O clutch, permenent clutch bushing fix, AC mod with a different twist, AMP Powersteps with custom brackets and wiring(one of 2 OBS trucks with them according to AMP) Line of Fire. Sees dirt everyday.
My Company pickup: 86 F250 6.9 C6 320,000 miles Co trucks 5 89 to 94 IDI's, plus about 50 more diesels.
Diesel Mechanic 34 yrs Maintenece Manager 23 yrs