That was true for Optimas. Not the case anymore. My ex-2018 F-150 Platinum had an H6 AGM from the factory, and it sits next to the engine. As far as Ford (and others) not installing AGMs on every vehicle from the factory? Simple: $$$ . I dumped the factory wet cell battery on the Bulllitt during the first week of ownership. It was toast after 9 months of sitting around anyway, but much rather pay for an AGM myself than getting another crappy one for free (under warranty).Most OE AGM applications will have the battery way out of the way of any heat source.
That doesn't sound fun!I went thru a similar experience, the tow truck actually broke down on the way to my location. About a 6hr affair, picked up AAA roadside (free map included HaHa) / and the AA spare with a impact set-up to avoid going thru that again.
How much was it?Needed paint protection from brake dust and rocks flying off the factory Corsa tires, so took a chance on Rvinyl pre-cut rocker panel 3M kit. Not too hard to install, need patience aligning it. I felt it was missing one critical area behind the front tire but there was enough leftover material in the kit to cover it. Good quality and fit, will do the front bumper kit next. Also added GT350 style rear bumper winglets.
The hood looks awesomeHad Steeda suspension installed. Springs, shocks, struts, camber plates, etc. and stop the hop kit. Also put on the Cervini hood and side scoops (youtubes gold pony's stangosaurus has a brother now lol).
I had the factory stripe put on the hood, but will be removing it and having it redone with better materiel and a non offset stripe look. New wheels are coming today.