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2018 Ram 1500.. Dead Battery...

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  1. gofishn

    gofishn Senior Member

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    East Penn makes them and supposed to be AWESOME.
    Reasearched the heck out of batteries b4 I bought mine.
     
  2. Docwagon1776

    Docwagon1776 Senior Member

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  3. Ratket

    Ratket Senior Member

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    Yup, Same battery I bought.

    I we put the same one in my father in Laws Rv, it’s been flawless.
     
  4. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Hold my beer and watch this..... Military

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    My 2010 Titan was sold in 2017 with the OEM battery and it was still a crankin'. We had a battery analyzer at work and it passed in the green on all tests. My 2014 RAM 2500 had to have a new battery in 2017 because it wouldn't sit more than a day or two without dying. That same analyzer showed it as toast...

    Seems newer trucks are equipped with so much many more electronic components that draw power even when sitting in the driveway, that batteries are under much more load stress. Maybe that's why they don't seem to last as long? Or could be that all the good stuff that kept the batteries viable for longer have been outlawed by the eco-freaks so the alternatives aren't as good?
     
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  6. corneileous

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    So far, so good on the factory battery in my 18 1500. Just under 25,000 miles and no issue-so far.

    I would guess my warranty would cover a new one but I’ve about made up my mind that whenever this one goes, it’s gettin’ replaced with a much better Optima red top.


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  7. daveray9

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    +1 on the 2012 battery. Im in a 1500 sport crew cab with 93k miles and its still at 100%. I keep thinking about changing it but everytime I bench test it, its fine.

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    corneileous Senior Member

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    The factory battery in my old 08 1500 I had was still going strong when I replaced it after being 5 years old. I don’t think there was anything wrong with it but only because of its age is why I decided to just replace it anyways. I didn’t know how much longer it woulda lasted but, I just figured, what the hell...lol. It’s five years old, I got my use out of it. Lol.


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  9. DodgeDude99

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    The original battery in my ‘99 lasted 10 years, replaced it with an Autozone that I got maybe 5 out of.

    Had to replace my ‘14’s batteries after 3.5 yrs, one still tested good, the other was at 50 amps.
     
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    My 2015 battery went out this morning. Brakes are still good at 85k miles though lol
     

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