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V8 Borrego Battery

HAS ANYONE HAD TO REPLACE BATTERY ON V8 BORREGO? KIA PN 37110 65000U AND SUGGESTED RETAIL IS 296.20$ I ABOUT FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR.

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HAS ANYONE HAD TO REPLACE BATTERY ON V8 BORREGO? KIA PN 37110 65000U AND SUGGESTED RETAIL IS 296.20$ I ABOUT FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR.
No but I'll tell you this when the time comes I'll make a $75 battery at Sams Club fit in there one way or another.
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Had mine replaced (sometime in February) under warranty as I was having trouble starting in cold temps here in Canada. The dealer/service department did a load test on it and determined it had some dead cells and couldn't provide enough CCA.
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HAS ANYONE HAD TO REPLACE BATTERY ON V8 BORREGO? KIA PN 37110 65000U AND SUGGESTED RETAIL IS 296.20$ I ABOUT FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR.
What so special about this battery to cost that much? A person could install an Optima gel cell for less money than that.
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exactly, doesn't need a kia name on the side of it to work
I wonder if there is more reason for the expensive price than the KIA name. After all it's not BMW. Anybody has a clue?
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I called my local Kia dealer and confirmed that the V8 battery is about $300.00. The parts guy said that is the only Kia battery that's so expensive. Other Kia battery are not that expensive. And he doesn't know what the reason for it. He said I can call Interstate Battery to ask about it. That's who made the battery for Kia. As for the spec, the V8 battery is 900 CCA.
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I Shopped My Local Advance Auto Parts And They Show A Campatible Battery For Less Than 100.00 But Its Not A Direct Replacement. Their's Is A 700 Cca While The Original Is 900 Cca. Kps
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Autozone has Gold Duralast battery for $134.00 that got 840 CCA and 140 minutes reserved capacity versus 900 CCA and 182 minutes for the Kia stock
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At Autozone, Optimax yellow top is $317, blue top is $229, both have 900 CCA and 155 minutes reserve capacity. Don't know what is the difference between yellow top and blue top.
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i know this is dated, but wanted to toss this in for anyone who's reading about batteries..

"they (Yellow top Optima)can last over 2 times as long as a normal battery, take more of a beating, can be drained dead then charged up. they can also with stand way more shock than a normal battery up to 15 times as much for the extreme off roading or vibration that a stereo can cause, and because of their solid state can be mounted upside down, sideways or however you want. i know i've had mine dead about a dozen times and had it for about 5 years still charges and works fine.... when compared to the red top the red top isn't recommended for the deep cycle application like winches, stereos, or heavy off roading, they're more made for just reliable starting like in a nice daily driver."

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Yellow is for big draw things, bunch of lights, big amps, wench, sitting around with all the lights on for hours and hours

Red is just a better built alternative to the normal battery already in your metal beast in the driveway.

Blue is the Optima Marine battery--it's for boats

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