What did you buy for your G body today? [2019]

69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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I broke down and bought a new battery for the 87 442. I used one of those 25% off coupons and ordered a Duralast AGM 75 series battery from the Zone for 158 and change out the door after I trade my old battery in. I blew it apparently and something happened to my battery tender. Truthfully, I hadn't been paying attention and I went to move it and found the tender was snafu'd. Oh, great, the battery is fugged down too. Load tester simply said "you're fugged". :) I still have to drop by and get it, but it's in a very similar case as the ACDelco brand I was looking at in the 78 group. Hmmm. For some reason, Delco doesn't have a 75 group AGM available. Wouldn't consider it a smokin' deal, but not bad since I was needing a new battery anyway. Keep an eye on those tenders, kids! Probably going to get a new tender as well. I've had good luck with those battery tender juniors, but I think I'll upgrade this go round. Thought about one of those Schumacher SC2 maintainers, but if anyone knows of a better one for AGM style batteries, I'm all ears.

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Unless someone can figure out how to resurrect the original factory battery from my 85 442. It's got the white sides to it. Why I kept it...who knows. It would be nice if I could get this rebuilt. Or a topper made. I'm going to repro the decals I think, regardless.

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Oh, but wait......what do we have here? Hmmm.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5335822911&icep_item=264098172216

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TURNA

TURNA

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New Schumacher stuff is junk. Bought 2 one for me one for father in law BOTH died in about 15 months they would not warranty them.

They cant suck it!!!!!!!!
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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New Schumacher stuff is junk. Bought 2 one for me one for father in law BOTH died in about 15 months they would not warranty them.They cant suck it!!!!!!!!
My buddy's Schumacher maintainer died while on my Lincoln in his garage for 2 years, his was pretty new but it stopped charging and killed my battery to the point it wouldn't hold a charge anymore.
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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My buddy's Schumacher maintainer died while on my Lincoln in his garage for 2 years, his was pretty new but it stopped charging and killed my battery to the point it wouldn't hold a charge anymore.
That's where I'm at with the Deltran Jr. Those things have served me very well over the years. But if the Shu's are junk nowadays, I'm wondering about CTEK. I'm fairly certain all the newer maintainers are ok for AGM, but I don't want to assume anything.
 
TURNA

TURNA

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I bought a battery tender

10 year warranty had it for about 5 years now works great

This is the one I have.


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565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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I bought a battery tender
10 year warranty had it for about 5 years now works great
This is the one I have.


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I have 3 of the maintainers (not tenders) one is at least 19 years old and is hardwired into the Monte and has been on 24/7 since new when I am not driving the car, my newest one is probably 5 years old but they all work fine.
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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I do have one of these, although I hooked it up to a charger all night and STILL nothing. :) But it keeps the beers cold on a summer day!

Pic is not actually my cooler, but mine is exactly like this one, still brand new, waiting to get used. It's stashed away in the laundry room at the moment.

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Injectedcutty

Injectedcutty

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Swung by autozone(decent one just at beginning of neighborhood) and picked up a set of black lugnuts. Donovan tossed the idea out and I ran with it. I think it cleans up the wheel more...
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MrSony

MrSony

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G Force X Member, mount, nos battery cable, "nos" valve cover to air cleaner vent hose.
 

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