I have had my Maggie for almost 6 years now and I'm amazed my battery is still going strong. I mentioned this to a dealer mechanic recently and he said that the battery being in the rear compartment is keeping it away from the heat of the engine, making it last longer!! Another good reason to own a Magnum, taught I'd pass that tidbit around.
Charlie in Orlando
2K6 MAGNUM SXT
Silver Steel Metallic Coat - 18" R/T wheels
I think my stock one would've lasted a couple of years more, but with slower starts and the lights dimming it was best to replace it with Wal-Mart brand battery. Also I put a newer thicker ground wire to the car and it starts pretty quick.
2006 SRT 300C R2C CAI and a ton of mods...
Originally Posted by fatchance
When it DOES come time to replace it, hit walmart. No sense in wasting your money. There's a thread on here a LOT of us have chimed in on.
Sgt Williams USMC/0311/8152/8154 OIF'05
Mine took a crap about 1 year ago, so mine lasted maybe 4 years.
2006 Dodge Magnum R/T - SC Flashpaq, Volant exhaust, 22x9 Challenger SRT8 wheels, 265/35/22, 14.1@98MPH
2000 Jeep Wrangler
1966 Dodge Monaco 500
Here it is. Please remember this thread. Get the 94(stock replacement), not the 49 (bigger one). I picked up a 49 and it barely lasted 2 years. As it turns out a bigger battery makes more work for your alternator! Who knew!?
$75 Vented Battery Confirmed
Thanks for the tip on the battery. A good friend of mine works at WalMart, so I can get it with a 10% discount too!!
5 years on my OEM. Wally World battery now.
It isn't easy being GREEN
Mine will be 6 years this August (build date of car) - I keep my 12v booster pack in the car just in case, especially since this spring the battery was dead after sitting all winter (even with a trickle charger on it for most of the winter (GFI outlet tripped and I didn't know it) and an occasional start-up and moving it from where it sat).
Last edited by critterCQB; 07-15-2011 at 12:10 AM.
Anyone over 5 years on a stock battery (trunk mount or not) is on borrowed time...and it will choose the a very inconvenient time to remind you of that!
2005 Mineral Gray AWD Hemi Registry # 1154 Comp Cams 260 cam, Blastin' Bobs 9db, Dual Flowmasters, Gibson Shorty Headers, JBA High Flow Cats, Frankentake CAI, Techco Strut Barce, Taylor Shorties, 180 thermo, 85mm TB, Flastech Halos, Predator-tuned by Diablotoona. 2008 Magnum BB R/T Hemi Registry # 1584 PPP Stage 2 Cam, JBA Shorty Headers, JBA High Flow cats, Heartthrob Exhaust, Eagle Intake, 85mm BBK TB, LMI Intake, SMF Strut Brace, lowered, Tuned by Diablotoona
Performance mods: Predator Tuner, Deleted Resonators, Custom Dual CAI, Toyo Proxes 4 245/45/20 tires
Visual Mods: Door Molding and Rear badges removed, LED Tails, 20"x8.5" American Racing Phantom Rims, Front upper/lower crosshairs deleted
60' - 2.08
1/8 Mile - 8.99 @ 78.55 MPH
1/4 Mile - 13.97 @ 99.7MPH
Mine lasted 3yrs on the dot, and as for the Walmart one its now 105.00 atleast in my area
CAM ONLY RECORD HOLDER 12.34 @108.89 & 1.66 60'
Email mailed tuned by Brent@dtpracing.comComp268cam,