DIY Jeep Mods You Have Done for $100 or Less....

Discussion in 'Fabrication' started by Dave, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. ouroboros

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    See, I've had a totally different experience... We used to sell nothing but Exide at Belle Tire here in MI. I ran them in both vehicles (Grand Am and Vue) and the one in my Pontiac just shat out on me, no warning or anything. :blah: Swapped it with an Interstate (Which is all we will sell now) and never had an issue after that.
     
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    Been running Interstates for years
    Fell onto the Optima bandwagon for less than a year, 3 bad batteries and gave up ) Back to Interstates and good to go again
    Black 04 has had two of them
     
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    There's good and bad in both product lines. Honestly the Interstate 3/4 plate scandal was over 20 years ago. I guess what I was inferring is that as good as even the run of the mill $80 to $100 battery is giving $225-250 for a battery is just buying bragging rights.

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    Our line of Interstate typically retails anywhere from $115 to the $160 range dependent on the model. The Megatron is usually the cheaper end with a lesser (Usually 24 month free replacement warranty) and the Megatron plus is the supposed bad boy battery (Usually a 36 month or better free replacement warranty)... I'm no Optima band wagon guy nor do I give a shit about the 'virgin' lead some of these manufacturers sell batteries on. Just give me something that won't die within a year icon996.gif
     
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    Optima red top - 3 years.
    Interstate - 5 years.

    Best mod... CRD fan shroud mod. Couple pieces of scrap aluminium and some hardware. Much easier access and the radiator feels less threatened.
     
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    Is that pro-rated or free replacement? I know that interstate moves to pro-rated after x amount of months.
     
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    Dead thread? Nope!

    Installed Dodge Dakota 1997-2004 Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Rear Shocks in the rear of my 04 Libby ( I carry lots of "stuff" in the cargo area......
     
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    Work great, I was told they wouldn't work when I fist did it years and years ago
    and its Dodge Dakota 4x4 Club Cab if lifted
     
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    Correct sir! LOL awful hard to install them not lifted.......


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    Under a hundred bucks was each of my skids, engine/trans/tranny.

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    Painted the front grille black

    Looks pretty cool on my green one