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Well we dropped below freezing this weekend and sure enough the instrument cluster didn't wake up Sunday. Let it run a bit then shut off and restarted it, Gauges woke up and showed about 11 volts. let it sit and they finally came up to 14v.

So off I went to Autozone. Told the girl Ii needed batteries for my truck. Wanted to sell me some at 59.99 a piece (650 CCA). Convienced here I wanted Duralast Golds with 800 CCA. Then she told me here computer said I needed TWO batteries. They even threw in 3 years of jump start service.

Then It got stupid. She wanted to sell me those little felt things. Told her no. So she said she would take 10% off the entire purchase if I bought them for $1 (before discount). Anyone want a set of felt thingies.
 

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Felt thingies are to help keep the terminals from corroding. You don't want corroded terminals, do you?
 

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My terminals are 5 years old and look brand new.
 

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The only felt thingies I've seen are for top posts. Anyway, the same thing just happened to my '03. Put in two new NAPA 770 CCA batteries at $59 each. I wanted something like Optima's, but could not justify the price. My two batteries together were less than 1 optima.
 

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Just put them on and keep truckin:D
Well we dropped below freezing this weekend and sure enough the instrument cluster didn't wake up Sunday. Let it run a bit then shut off and restarted it, Gauges woke up and showed about 11 volts. let it sit and they finally came up to 14v.

So off I went to Autozone. Told the girl Ii needed batteries for my truck. Wanted to sell me some at 59.99 a piece (650 CCA). Convienced here I wanted Duralast Golds with 800 CCA. Then she told me here computer said I needed TWO batteries. They even threw in 3 years of jump start service.

Then It got stupid. She wanted to sell me those little felt things. Told her no. So she said she would take 10% off the entire purchase if I bought them for $1 (before discount). Anyone want a set of felt thingies.
 
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