doing it right
which one do you guys like im not interested in optima because they are junk- so what else do you guys like ? need 2
I think I have a headache.....By the way Ray thanks for the alternator I got thru Jeff. It's a nice piece!Last I checked Optimas are 36lbs (and not listed as pure lead anymore), Deka Intimidators 42 1/2lbs (calcium coated plates), and the PC1500 are 52lbs (actually just went to their website and now are listed as 49lbs.) All batteries have the same footprint, so more weight means more lead, more lead means more reserve or more cranking power. If they make the plates thicker it is more reserve, if they put moe plates in it means more cranking power. So the Odyssey at 49lbs is the better battery. However what I find alarming is the Intimidator has moved up a whole 1/2LB (not much), but more the Odyssey is now 3lbs lighter than it was for the first 15 years of production. So Odyssey is shaving lead from the inside trying to increase profit. Still 6 1/2 LBS heavier, but used to be 10lbs.
So the Odyssey has 15% more weight for 46% more cost than the Intimidator, hence why I say the Intimidator is a better value.
To help save you a few dollars in the future:stinger sp800 ...small compact and lots of reserve time