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Dealer is selling an Interstate non AGM battery for v8v for $275. I found an Autocraft AGM battery for $190. Dealer says for our cars, AGM does not really matter. I've always thought AGM batteries last longer. Thoughts?
 
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If it doesn’t matter then why pay the stealer an extra $80 ?
 
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AGM holds the charge better when not used often. So, if you don't use your car often and do not have a trickle charger...AGM will last longer before needing a charge. I have AGM in all my bikes that do not get ridden but once or twice a qtr.

Also, AGM doesn't need to vent.

I just replaced the battery in my car with a Duracell Extreme AGM.
 
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Originally Posted by englishmatt View Post
AGM holds the charge better when not used often. So, if you don't use your car often and do not have a trickle charger...AGM will last longer before needing a charge. I have AGM in all my bikes that do not get ridden but once or twice a qtr.

Also, AGM doesn't need to vent.

I just replaced the battery in my car with a Duracell Extreme AGM.
what's the part # you use for duracell? how much you paid ?
 
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what's the part # you use for duracell? how much you paid ?

I got the same one a week ago-----AGM Duracell was $212 including tax

AGM battery is what our cars are made for, has the small vent tube on the left side.
 
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what's the part # you use for duracell? how much you paid ?
Duracell Ultra Platinum AGM BCI Group 94R Car and Truck Battery

SLI94RAGM

Got it from batteries plus for $199. Itís a perfect fit. AGM batteries do not have a vent tube.
 
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Duracell Ultra Platinum AGM BCI Group 94R Car and Truck Battery

SLI94RAGM

Got it from batteries plus for $199. Itís a perfect fit. AGM batteries do not have a vent tube.
thanks. I called my vendor, they're gonna do special price for me $145, because it's my car. how many month warranty they gave you on that?
 
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thanks. I called my vendor, they're gonna do special price for me $145, because it's my car. how many month warranty they gave you on that?
I believe itís 48m, but I could be wrong. It will last forever though, my car lives on a CTEK charger.


 
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Duracell Ultra Platinum AGM BCI Group 94R Car and Truck Battery

SLI94RAGM

Got it from batteries plus for $199. Itís a perfect fit. AGM batteries do not have a vent tube.
I have the same battery. There is a plug on the right side, and a vent tube plugs into the left side and then drops out the bottom of the vehicle. MAYBE this is not a vent tube and just some tube for something. But I have the same battery as you.
 
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I believe they are all USA made. I'm gonna order one for my 2013 Vantage. It's time. thanks for info.
 
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Check the date code!

I inadvertently bought a Duracell (as above) but it had been sitting too long on the shelf and 'should' have been returned to the mfg had anyone noticed...

I wound up with a dead/faulty battery 2 months later and had to do another (never enjoyable) battery swapout. They acknowledged it was the reseller's fault. But a lot of time wasted on my end.

2nd one has been fine.
 
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The Bosch AGM I put in most definitely has a vent tube.

I mentioned this in one of your other threads, but 2013+ (maybe 2012.5+?) cars use a different size than prior cars so make sure you are getting the correct size.
 
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Originally Posted by englishmatt View Post
AGM holds the charge better when not used often. So, if you don't use your car often and do not have a trickle charger...AGM will last longer before needing a charge. I have AGM in all my bikes that do not get ridden but once or twice a qtr.

Also, AGM doesn't need to vent.

I just replaced the battery in my car with a Duracell Extreme AGM.
Many AGM batteries have vent ports. All AGM batteries CAN vent hydrogen if charged at a excessive voltage levels, even the unvented ones.
 
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I have the same battery. There is a plug on the right side, and a vent tube plugs into the left side and then drops out the bottom of the vehicle. MAYBE this is not a vent tube and just some tube for something. But I have the same battery as you.
OK...not sure we have the same battery. I literally just went back out to car, took all the packing and carpet out to double check i'm not losing my mind and there is not a vent tube.

MY Duracell battery, absolutely does NOT have a vent tube anywhere at all. While i'm not debating if AGM batteries have vents or not....11 bikes in my garage, my RAM 3500 truck (which has 2 batteries) and now my Aston all have AGM batteries and NONE of them have vent tubes.

Not sure what all that means, but at least that's a data point.

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