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Can anyone tell me what battery to use with a 383 stroker with 11.1 compression? Thanks for the help
 

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Prolly the best choise...but also pretty expensive...I have a yellow top duralast with 850 cca and 1000 ca and it works great!
 

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I've had good luck with Interstate, but I currently run an Optima. One that I really liked, but no longer made, was a Die-Hard Anniversary edition that was like 990 CCA and 1100 or 1200 CA--it was many years ago, and worked great on the POS I was driving at the time.
 

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I've had good luck with Interstate, but I currently run an Optima. One that I really liked, but no longer made, was a Die-Hard Anniversary edition that was like 990 CCA and 1100 or 1200 CA--it was many years ago, and worked great on the POS I was driving at the time.
I'm not sure if you know, but..

Interstate = Optima

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I'm not sure if you know, but..

Interstate = Optima

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Interstate is not part of Optima battery company.

Interstate battery is a authorized dealer for them. They are not owned or financial affiliated with each other.

Optima battery is part of Johnson Control Company.

Interstate is a independent company that is a authorized dealer for many brands.

Just because they are on the truck does not mean they are the same company. They are not!

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I get all my Optimas from Interstate. From what I was told, that's who owns them.

I'm a dealer for both. I have a rack of Interstate/Optima batteries in my shop.
 

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Optima red, Who cares who owns them,
HOWEVER, expect at least 1 year for the rebate, thats how long it took to get mine, I almost donated it back to them, figured they needed it worse than I,
 

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Al's right...Optima is part of Johnson Controls, who also makes batteries for several labels (I have an old Wal-Mart Everstart battery that was made by Johnson Controls Battery Group), and many other companies are authorized distributors distributors for Optima batteries, as well as Interstate. Interstate is an independent company, not affiliated or owned by Johnson Controls.

Back to the original question...I try to find the group battery (size) for my application and then identify the battery with the highest cca and reserve for the price range I'm working within. As far as brands, I've always had good luck with Exide and Interstate batteries in the past. I've had two sets of Optima red tops that didn't last one race season, so it's kind the luck of the draw.
 

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I've had two sets of Optima red tops that didn't last one race season, so it's kind the luck of the draw.
The reason I spent the money on the Optima was because they claim to be able to sit long periods without losing a charge.....2 weeks after buying it, the car wouldn't start!! Whenever I plan to drive the car, I turn on the charger for a few days prior.
The Interstate I was using came from Hot Rod while on the Power Tour; it was holding up the giant magazine cover next to my car....I was having electrical issues (42 amp alternator w/36 amp fan) so I took it with me and used it to jump start the car. When I got home, I still had the battery and used it for several years--I ran all day at Irwindale during a Summit race and had forgotten to turn my alternator switch on--never even noticed until I turned on the headlights that evening and they were brown! I ran the fuel pump, water pump and fan all day, and started the car many times without issue.
 

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Battery!
The first question!

The best acid battery ever owned were (2) brands., Funny, made by the same company. Sears Die-hard Gold & AC Delco.
Ac Delco does have a corrosion warranty, the only battery company that does.

In marine application, the death of those batteries is vibration, separating the plates. I have never had a acid based battery last more than 3 years.
The best marine acid battery hands down was a AC Delco 27M they were the best until the optima.
And the Optima 5 yr replacement warranty is strong.

The best cranking battery in the boat I used was a yellow top. On a boat we are running equipment all the time, depth finders, GPS & radios are running non-stop. And in the middle of all this, crank a 275hp outboard.

I used 2 Blue top D27M batteries, these take a big hit. They run a 24volt trolling motor up to 18 hours a day, when I go to a weekend tournament, the batteries only get a 4-6 hour charge between those long days. No battery I have ever owned could keep up with this. In the old days I had batteries on charge all day and rotated them.

I have a red top in every car thats ever needed a battery. My son has his Yellow top that is 6 years old, he trades a car and keeps his battery. He has a stereo from hell!

I have a red top in the nova, no issues. ever. I do have a 5 amp on-board charger that I plug in during the winter.

One thing a Optima does, it's stays at capacity When it good it's good. When the battery gets week, it's done. When you run it down, it's down. Not like a acid battery that slowly goes down. When it good it's good.

I can only say what I have experienced.

Also, don't forget there are 2 battery company's with spiral technology.
NAPA Orbital, NAPA has a sale they do often on battery. You could save some money!

IMO
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AC-Delco batteries are good batteries until the acid comes out of the posts.
yup, we see that a lot on those.

we use interstate here at the shop I work at. I buy the "blem" batteries from them for my cars. they are over a year old, so they cant be sold as new, but they come with the exact same warranty as a new one. plus they are half the cost. cant beat it :D
 

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Optima red top its got enough to crank over my dads BB 402 so it should start any small block:yes:
 

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AC-Delco batteries are good batteries until the acid comes out of the posts.
I still have the original AC Delco battery in my daily driver. 1998 Cadillac with 252,000 miles. Never given me a hiccup. Might be luck of the draw though.
 

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I have no experience with high dollar batteries. I run wet cell Auto Zone in several cars including the race car, Ozark in my boat now and they came from O Rielly auto parts, and so far all is good. I tired the Yellow top Walmart batteries in the boat and they lasted 24 months and 3 weeks and all 3 were junk and 3 weeks past warranty. I have an old Ever start deep cycle in my john boat that is 7 yrs old now and I can fish all day with it but the new WM batteries are all junk in my opinion. I have Trojan batteries in the golf cart.
 
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