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Kirkland battery (Costco)

Doe's anyone know FOR SURE if Johnson Controls makes Costco's battery's?

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Never mind....they do
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costco batts are almost duplicate of interstate, both made by johnson controls.
the biggest difference between the two is costco give a better warranty and they are cheaper, win-win in my book
i did a fair amount of homework on this quite awhile back
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I've bought 2 of them in the past for old tractors...still working. I was pretty sure that Johnson makes them, googled it and found out. Have to go down tomorrow and buy 2 for my '02 F-250 Powerstroke, believe it or not I'm still using the originals but they are very weak....no complaints!!!

Called Ford and they want $140 ea. for 750 CCA's and Costco has 1000 CCA's for $80 with a 3 yr. NON pro-rated return and then pro-rated after that. Pretty good deal me thinks.
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I've bought 2 of them in the past for old tractors...still working. I was pretty sure that Johnson makes them, googled it and found out. Have to go down tomorrow and buy 2 for my '02 F-250 Powerstroke, believe it or not I'm still using the originals but they are very weak....no complaints!!!

Called Ford and they want $140 ea. for 750 CCA's and Costco has 1000 CCA's for $80 with a 3 yr. NON pro-rated return and then pro-rated after that. Pretty good deal me thinks.
Walmart used to do that with their batteries, no questions asked for three years. but lately you always end up paying a little for a new one, no matter how long ago you bought it.
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Walmart used to do that with their batteries, no questions asked for three years. but lately you always end up paying a little for a new one, no matter how long ago you bought it.
i would rather just not use the warranty and buy a GOOD batt. right off
with my luck, it would leave me stranded somewhere, when it was important for me to go.
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On Bass Boat Central they discussed this about Wal Mart's 3 yr. free return policy. Seems the problem was attributed to Fishermen that turned their trolling motor and cranking batts in just before the 3 yr. time frame saying the batts were no good and getting new ones. Wal Mart started checking these units and found they were still in great shape.......so no mas freebies.
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i would rather just not use the warranty and buy a GOOD batt. right off
with my luck, it would leave me stranded somewhere, when it was important for me to go.
They do crap out kinda early, but I carry a booster pack anywhere I go so i don't get stranded 99% of the time.

I would like to drop 190 bucks on an Optima, but i dont have that kind of cash laying around for a battery.
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They do crap out kinda early, but I carry a booster pack anywhere I go so i don't get stranded 99% of the time.

I would like to drop 190 bucks on an Optima, but i dont have that kind of cash laying around for a battery.
let me change my statement about getting stranded.
i dont want my wife getting stranded some where!
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Just a heads up......picked up 2 Kirkland batteries today at Costco, they just came off the truck yesterday dated 1-11....1000 CCA @ 32 deg. and 850 CA @ 0 deg....$75 each. Got home, cleaned the terminals and MAN!!! do they kick that 7.3 Powerstroke over, it even sounds different when it cranks. Now if they will just last 9 yrs. like the originals......wishful thinking I know.
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if they dont last all 9 yrs ,i bet they get pretty darn close
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