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#12239913 - 05/10/17 04:34 PM Cheapest blue Tops in DFW
TexasTechliprip Offline
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Registered: 03/28/11
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I need 4 new ones in the next couple days

anyone know where to get them cheap?
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#12240979 - 05/11/17 09:28 AM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: TexasTechliprip]
BradB511 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/05
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Loc: Royse City
I bought one recently off Amazon. $190 with free shipping.

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#12242062 - 05/11/17 08:54 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: TexasTechliprip]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Okay, I'll bite. What is a "blue-top?"
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#12242165 - 05/11/17 09:35 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: TexasTechliprip]
fish-n-elmo Offline
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Loc: Weatherford
Batteries

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#12243111 - 05/12/17 02:30 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: TexasTechliprip]
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Curious, what makes these better than a regular marine battery?
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#12243165 - 05/12/17 03:15 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: cruzfishing]
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#12243203 - 05/12/17 03:54 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: TexasTechliprip]
getbent956 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
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Buying them off Amazon- what if you need warranty? I had/have exide on mine and a battery failed on me. So I took it back to academy and got a blue top. Think I'm gonna make that my crank battery and swap my current crank battery to the trolling motor. Got the batteries at academy. Bought them in October and had issues so I swapped them in November. Now just one failed. The manager at academy acted like he was doing me a favor and basically so that was the last time. My fault for buying a $90 battery I guess. So where would you buy a battery for better service than academy?

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#12243276 - 05/12/17 05:08 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: TexasTechliprip]
bradnitro175 Offline
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Registered: 07/11/08
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Loc: Dallas,tx
Streetsideauto.com has best price with warranty I've found

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#12243367 - 05/12/17 06:54 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: cruzfishing]
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Originally Posted By: cruzfishing
Curious, what makes these better than a regular marine battery?


Better reisistance to vibration, no maintenance....other than occasionally cleaning the terminals, never need water, can be mounted vertically or horizontally, allowing more to fit in a smaller space, AND very low ESR. Low ESR allows them to be more powerful per a given mass and also allows them to recover and recharge a little faster.

Other than that....they are just batteries grin
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#12243474 - 05/12/17 08:15 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: fish-n-elmo]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: fish-n-elmo
Batteries


Got it. Now it makes sense.
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#12243496 - 05/12/17 08:31 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: TexasTechliprip]
getbent956 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
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I'm no battery expert but I have had enough batteries leave me stranded to say the time my last boat had blue tops I had no problems. I think I'm gonna take the other two exide back to academy and if they won't swap them out I'm just gonna leave them there and go to oriellys for new ones.

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#12243602 - 05/12/17 10:00 PM Re: Cheapest blue Tops in DFW [Re: TexasTechliprip]
River Rocket Offline
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Registered: 08/17/15
Posts: 16
I bought mine at Gander. Not all the stores carry them. They had the same price as Amazon. I also ended up getting a discount code when I viewed the website from my mobile phone. So they ended up being cheaper in the end.

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