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Old 03-11-2015, 07:11 PM   #1
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choosing a start battery

So I am looking at an older school bus, that will not have a battery with it.
need some fast advice on choosing a good starter battery for a 1995 international. links to online sources or prices would be helpful as well

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Old 03-11-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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So I am looking at an older school bus, that will not have a battery with it.
need some fast advice on choosing a good starter battery for a 1995 international. links to online sources or prices would be helpful as well

Thank you for your assistance.
Depending on your climate, anything with more than 1000 CCA.

If in cold climate, a 8D with 1400 CCA.

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Old 03-11-2015, 08:09 PM   #3
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Two Group 31's is a popular route to go.
But if you have to you can get it started with just one, as long as you aren't in a frozen tundra.
Check out some commercial truck forums on 8D's vs two group 31's or 24's.
Find out what's in it now too.
If you have a Rural King store in your area I have found their Battery prices are virtually unbeatable. And their house brand are made by Exide.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:40 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:05 AM   #5
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And their house brand are made by Exide.
Face palm.... Exide make low end cheap batteries, comparable to the Walmart ones now made by a Chinese company. If you can afford it I would recommend a Deka or Interstate battery, you WILL notice the difference!
I have used Exide and have NEVER had one last more than 2 years. Whereas I have a 12 year old interstate battery in my spare parts bus (T444e engine) and it came out of a Toyota Corolla. When tested it still is capable of almost 900cca when the label on it says 675cca.
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to each their own...
My 75 dollar batteries are doing just fine.
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Face palm.... Exide make low end cheap batteries, comparable to the Walmart ones now made by a Chinese company. If you can afford it I would recommend a Deka or Interstate battery, you WILL notice the difference!
I have used Exide and have NEVER had one last more than 2 years. Whereas I have a 12 year old interstate battery in my spare parts bus (T444e engine) and it came out of a Toyota Corolla. When tested it still is capable of almost 900cca when the label on it says 675cca.
I could not agree more.

I got a Optima blue from walmart, and even it died.

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