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They are exide batteries
(A) Brand please, as most deep cycle batteries have lower CCA numbers than that. Having a 6.6 Duramax Diesel, the recommended minimum is at 800 CCA in my application. I once had to put in a set rated at 700 CCA, as that was all they had at the time. They lasted about as long as the 800 CCA rated ones. So when I see a 900 rated battery, and it is not a...starter battery, I was wondering.....mmm

When you say truck/marine, was this a hybrid like the Optima YELLOW TOP?????(red=starter/blue=deep cycle).
(B) Price?
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Thanks for the update. Those are big batteries, so they have a lot of plates in them. I have 2 strikes working against me. (1) GM puts a smaller size battery tray in their trucks, diesel not withstanding, which of course limits the battery power, as the case size has a affect on CCA availability. (2) GM also has side posts rather than top mounts, and I have never seen a high CCA available battery with that type of cable offering. If you put a side post vs top post case(same size) side by side, the top post will have more robust CCA numbers I believe, at least that has been my experience.

Ugh........battery envy, who would have thought.
 
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Thanks for the update. Those are big batteries, so they have a lot of plates in them. I have 2 strikes working against me. (1) GM puts a smaller size battery tray in their trucks, diesel not withstanding, which of course limits the battery power, as the case size has a affect on CCA. (2) GM also has side posts rather than top mounts, and I have never seen a high CCA available battery with that type of cable offering. If you put a side post vs top post case(same size) side by side, the top post will have more robust CCA numbers.

Ugh........battery envy, who would have thought.
The colorado duramax comes with a 900 amp battery from the factory. So im sure some autoparts store or walmart carries it. Its a long battery for sure over the 6-700 cca i was used to.
 
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smittybilt x20 series is what I went with ….love the wireless control and I do use a 2nd battery and I also installed a CTEK D250S Dual and have never has a problem. Also I has one more Ctek 250s if someone is looking for one.
 
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DoggMan1163

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Thanks for the update. Those are big batteries, so they have a lot of plates in them. I have 2 strikes working against me. (1) GM puts a smaller size battery tray in their trucks, diesel not withstanding, which of course limits the battery power, as the case size has a affect on CCA. (2) GM also has side posts rather than top mounts, and I have never seen a high CCA available battery with that type of cable offering. If you put a side post vs top post case(same size) side by side, the top post will have more robust CCA numbers.

Ugh........battery envy, who would have thought.
I had to modify the tray area and lowered it about a inch
 

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WELL I really use my truck, its driven and wheeled and camps. and when push comes to winch. MC0007T01.JPGy warn failed. SOoo I went with a 14K billet made in UK Red winch explorer 2 Luke Porter 4x4labs built me a custom bumper to fit it and reinforced the steel mounting plate from 1/4in to 3/8 for the rating of 14000
 
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You guys that are talking about replacing your steel cable with synthetic rope know you have to also replace the drum if you ever pulled with the steel cable right? The steel cable bites into the drum causing small abrasions on hard pulls. The more hard pulls the more abrasions. these abrasions can and will cut a synthetic rope.
 
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You guys that are talking about replacing your steel cable with synthetic rope know you have to also replace the drum if you ever pulled with the steel cable right? The steel cable bites into the drum causing small abrasions on hard pulls. The more hard pulls the more abrasions. these abrasions can and will cut a synthetic rope.
You can generally sand down any burs or corrosion on the drum down and put them right back into service with synthetic. Now I’ve pulled the line off one that wasn’t, but in that case we actually found a hairline crack in the drum due to a manufacturing defect.