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Author Topic: 8d Batteries  (Read 3533 times)
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« on: December 13, 2012, 01:24:38 PM »

WOW battery prices have soared...Best place in Houston, TX to buy 8D group batteries at best price?

Wet cell since AGM's are way to expensive!
 
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 04:13:37 PM »

Why do you need 8D's.  Are you using them to start the engine?  Do you still have the coach air?

My bus doesn't have coach air any longer, I use standard batteries to turn over the DD.  Now take in consideration, the bus is in Florida and doesn't have to start in really cold weather.

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 04:16:16 PM »

I use two size 31's to start my 8V-71. You can get 950cca size 31's many times from big truck dealers for around $100ea. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 05:20:01 AM »

THANKS guys...I will them today.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 08:05:48 AM »

if your batteries are located up front by the drivers area stay with the 8D's

good luck
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 09:10:15 AM »

I have been considering going with 4 smaller batteries like group 27 or 35 instead of the 2 8D.  It looks like the specs would be close, and they would be a lot easier to handle.  Also, I thought I would have a better chance of finding a good deal on AGM's.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012, 11:09:32 AM »

I switched to 3 group 31s.

My 8V92T didn't like them.

I changed back to 2 8Ds.

I do not have the original bus air either.

Just my $.02
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 12:50:22 PM »

Bought 4 AGM's (changed out 6 wet 8D's) from a marine dealer south of houston early summer. Paid 399 bucks a piece for um.
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 04:57:49 PM »

My batteries are located same place the 8 D's where located.
No problems. 
I've plan to move them back by the engine, just haven't got around to it.

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2012, 04:38:38 PM »

for 8 d's, check with Sams club. There are also deep cycle versions available from Interstate, but more money. Many prefer golf cart batteries, but fewer connections with two batts.
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2012, 07:47:45 AM »

I recently needed to replace my starting batteries which were 8D's. Tractor Supply's largest batteries were 4D's which gave the same CCA rating at a lower price....and quite a few lbs. lighter too. So I went with the 4D's and am happy I did.  More than enough for engine starting from the original front location.

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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2012, 03:51:06 PM »

Learn how to read the date code on the battery, ove 60 days / 2months old, pass em up. Go with fresh batteries. Dave M
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2012, 06:34:35 AM »

I recently went shopping at several different stores for a group 25 battery for my home generator.  Almost all of the batteries I saw have a little round sticker with the production date right on the sticker.
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2012, 03:06:21 PM »

31s may be better but I switched to 4Ds which are about as good and not too heavy to handle.

8Ds are just too heavy and with questionable advantages!
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2012, 10:42:26 PM »

Interesting - I live in cold weather area.  But I don't use the OTR a/c.  Any issues w/ using 4Ds?  I need to replace mine.  Last set of 8Ds were a set of 3 year batteries that lasted 6.  But if I can safely save $ but not give up safety that sounds good to me.   (1983 MC9 ).

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