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Discussion in 'Audio & Electronics' started by woofie2, Jan 16, 2020 at 11:41 AM.

  1. woofie2

    woofie2 Member

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    My truck is being sketchy with the battery, after a replacement 6 months ago, I am considering an upgrade to help with cold starting.

    Has anyone put a group 31 battery into a 4th gen truck?

    Basically I am trying to find if longer battery cables are needed? and what hold down they used.

    Yes, I am looking at the group 31 as the group 34/78 are only 650-800 CCA and the group 31 is 900+
    The group 31 batteries are about 2" taller, but within an inch of other dimensions.
     
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    I think you'd be better off just buying a high quality battery... That or battery blankets go a long way with helping cold performance.
    I'm still on the stock battery, 160k miles and it's fired right up the past few mornings at -40°
    The bearings in my fan really aren't enjoying the cold by the sounds they're making at startup but the battery isn't giving me any grief.
     
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    I am at almost a year and just over 18k miles and I am on OEM battery #2. Issue has returned and I am considering upgrading to a higher quality brand name battery with more CCA.
     
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    You might want to look into a quality AGM battery in the 94R. That would fit with no modifications.
     
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    Heated battery blanket and a block heater. I installed both and it makes a WORLD of difference.

    Regardless or the battery type, cold weather KILLS their performance by a huge percentage.....so keep it warm.




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