Optima vs. Odyssey and what model?
Okay, so my truck’s battery has finally given up the ghost… and she’s stranded in the garage (which is the best place for this to occur).
I’ve held off on dual-batteries until this point because I wanted to use identical batteries and I couldn’t bring myself to change over while the current battery was still in good shape… seemed wasteful.
First decision to make… Optima or Odyssey.
People seem to be switching over to Odyssey around here because of dissatisfaction with Optima. Can some of you folks share some stories of your Optima woes (or your satisfaction if that be the case)? Also, is there anyone here who has long-term experience with Odyssey? I’ve noticed lots of folks switching, but haven’t seen any “I’ve had my Odyssey for 7-years, through 500 full-discharges, and it still powers my Engel 45 for a month!” type of stories. Okay, so I exaggerate, but I’m looking for success stories.
I’m leaning Odyssey, so that brings up my second choice…
PC1200 series… or PC1500 series? I’ve noticed several people here using the 1200 as their starter battery. Heck, FlyingWil is using an additional 1200 for his auxiliary as well. The only thing the PC1200 model lacks in comparison to the Red Top Optima is CCA. Any input from ya’ll in this department?
Any suggestions or food for thought is appreciate…
If I go Odyssey batteries I’m going to have to do the whole dual-battery system in stages… these batteries come with a hefty price tag.
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