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    1 old racer Well-Known Member

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    29 months and 23k miles my oem battery died. Replacing it with a non oem battery even though it is still under warranty. I have never been impressed with how quick it drains. I keep a battery tender on it anytime I park it for more the a few days. Any Ideas. So far I am leaning on Optima AGM style .
     
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    I changed mine with 300 miles on the clock on my dime too :D. The best factory fit (96R) AGM value for the money was from Advanced Auto. The only other one I found was an Odyssey, but was more expensive, and heavier. I wasn't interested in getting a non-factory fit, but you could do that. But I'd stay away from Optimas in the engine compartment; I had one, and quickly failed. They're not worth what they cost IMO. Hope this helps.
     
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    Picked up a Champion AGM from Pepboys with a 4 year full replacement warranty . Out the door for $153 and change.
     
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    What size? That's what I paid for mine on sale, but it costs $200 normally. They're freaking expensive.
     
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    Not surprised, battery warranty is only 12 months though. These cars have a lot of tech and the engine bay gets molten hot. If you switch to AGM you have to code something in forscan to change the smart charging logic. Maybe. I swear I read that somewhere around here.
     
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    There's no 96R AGM option available in FORScan, so left it alone. The alternator doesn't go that high anyway, where it could hurt AGMs, so not actually an issue.
     
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