Whats Latest Battery Advice?


Joehand1

Tungsten GT Owner
Sep 20, 2007
598
Hattiesburg, MS, USA
My Diehard is finally going bad after 12 years and what I've read is over 10 years old. Some folks suggest Optima and others hate them. Sears is gone so... what battery is the best now and please include model number.
Thanks
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,631
Las Vegas, NV
The original Ford battery IS an Optima Group 25. Ford likes theirs alot and charges accordingly for the label. Just go to O'Reilleys and get one there, most likely in stock. If it matters some have had success in removing the "Ford GT" label from the old battery and transplanting it on the new one.
 

Joehand1

Tungsten GT Owner
Sep 20, 2007
598
Hattiesburg, MS, USA
Ok thanks, I will just get the red top Optima Group 25, it's the only one that fits per their web site.
 
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centerpunch

ex-GT owner x2
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 16, 2005
919
OH/NC
 

GT@50

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 14, 2019
521
Issaquah
isn't the original Optima black?
Why spend money on the Ford battery? In 5 years you'll probably replace it. If at that time you're selling then maybe put the Ford one in.
 

fjpikul

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jan 4, 2006
10,944
Belleville, IL
The original was black. They don't make a black top. Buy from Ford and you get the same red top as Auto Zone, Costco, etc
 

Spaceman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 1, 2012
285
Central Texas
With a little patience the label can be removed and used again. It helps if the label is warm, so you might want to use a hair dryer depending on conditions. I'm on Optima battery #3 and the original label.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime

Fantastic idea but the link doesn't work at the moment.

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extrap

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 16, 2020
1,225
Gainesville FL
Worked for me. Says he has 1 left.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
Worked for me. Says he has 1 left.

Thanks, I tried with a PC and it worked. Just wouldn't come up on my iPad.
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centerpunch

ex-GT owner x2
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 16, 2005
919
OH/NC
Says he has 1 left.

lol, yeah, he says that a lot.
 

vyprgt2

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2005
599
CA
Fantastic idea but the link doesn't work at the moment.

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It didn't work for me either, so I changed to firefox and it works now
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
It didn't work for me either, so I changed to firefox and it works now

Did you get the last one too? ;)
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darkostoj

Member
Sep 6, 2020
5
It's not original, but I have been very happy with the antigravity lithium ion batteries.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
It's not original, but I have been very happy with the antigravity lithium ion batteries.

Which model did you use?

I didn't see a group 25 when I looked.
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Brombear

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 16, 2013
1,374
Frankfurt Area, Germany
That would be great. You don‘t get them here in Stores, so a model number would ease ordering a lot.
 

MAD IN NC

Proud Owner/ BOD blah bla
Mark IV Lifetime
Feb 14, 2006
4,207
North Carolina
Hope to find an AGM replacement vs Optima
 

reiner

New member
Dec 31, 2019
1
Hope to find an AGM replacement vs Optima
Optima is AGM.
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,168
Michigan
not sure if there is any interest but I did a youtube video about using a red optima and changing it to look like the OEM battery.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
It's not original, but I have been very happy with the antigravity lithium ion batteries.

Which model did you use?

I didn't see a group 25 when I looked.
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