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    I recently purchased a Deuce and a half truck and the 2 mill spec 24volt batteries decided to take a dump...... What type of batteries could I replace the old ones with?????
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    Group 31 batteries are a great replacement.

    Interstate Batteries usually have refurbs for ~$50

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    Quote Originally Posted by commandojd View Post
    I recently purchased a Deuce and a half truck and the 2 mill spec 24volt batteries decided to take a dump...... What type of batteries could I replace the old ones with?????
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    EACH battery is 12V conected so you get 24V
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    Walmart.....anywhere that sells batteries. I would just make sure to get as close to the CCA as possible.
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    I just got some group 27 from Walmart for my A3. The group 31 would not fit in the plastic battery box, To long. The group 31's will fit in the metal battery box.
    Get as many CCA as you can find.
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    If you use different sized batteries from the originals use some 2X4's cut to fit to separate the batteries and keep them from moving around. You also need to secure them so they will stay put in case of a roll over.

    I use Advanced Auto batteries (my son gets a discount there) but any high CCA will work.

    Make sure you get a set where you can hook up the cables without crossing them.

    You may need to custom make a "dogbone" to hook the pos to the neg.
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    Here is a post on how I adapted my plastic battery box to use cheap group 27 blem batteries. So far it has worked great.

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    Are you sure the 6TLs have gone bad? I would recommend checking the cable connections and charging system before replacing the batteries. Will the batteries take a charge from a charger?
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    I use Optima batteries for everything around here, will they work good for a deuce too? Im asking cause I have 6 laying around not being used anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A/C Cages View Post
    I use Optima batteries for everything around here, will they work good for a deuce too? Im asking cause I have 6 laying around not being used anymore.
    If the Optima batteries will fit in the battery box, cable connections are OK, and they have enough CCA, they will work. Optima batteries come in different models. Orbitals are smaller dimension than 6TLs so you would need to secure them.
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