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Best replacement battery for 2016 GT?

I have had to jump mine off three times in the past few months. The first time, it had not been driven for about three weeks. The third time, it was driven 2-3 days before it went dead. I think I need a new one. What is the best replacement for a 96R size, 590 CCA or more?

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Walmart Everstart, made in the USA at Johnson Controls.


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Agree, in 2000 i needed a battery quick for my Barracuda and picked up the cheapest one Walmart had. It lasted a good 10 years. I went back to Walmart for its replacement here i am at 9 years on that one with no signs of it giving up the ghost.

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Thanks, guys! Any other suggestions that are not from Walmart?

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The vast majority of batteries you find in the US are made by either Johnson Controls or Excide. Even big names like Interstate are made by Johnson.

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I would hop over to your local NAPA and pick up a 96R 600 CCA
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The vast majority of batteries you find in the US are made by either Johnson Controls or Excide. Even big names like Interstate are made by Johnson.

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There is another company called EastPenn that makes Deka Batteries. They have pushed Excide aside in supplying a lot of retailers labeled batteries.

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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I also reviewed some other forums and found that a group 47 would also fit in my 2016 GT. Since I have a friend who is a regional manager at O'Reilly and he has a 2016 GT350, I checked with him before deciding what to get. We both agreed we wanted an AGM rather than a flooded battery for a number of reasons including that we autocross and battery is subjected to a bit of lateral G-force. He is looking at a group 25, but wasn't sure it would fit since it's about 3/4" taller. The group 47 isn't quite as tall, but still taller than a 96R. One of the other forums had a picture posted of his XS 4700 fitting in the battery compartment and O'Reilly has an AGM in that size. I let them install it and it fits well enough for the battery cover to match up. The cables sit a little higher than the lower gasket edge of the compartment, but it doesn't seal anyway, so I don't see that as a problem.
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I also reviewed some other forums and found that a group 47 would also fit in my 2016 GT. Since I have a friend who is a regional manager at O'Reilly and he has a 2016 GT350, I checked with him before deciding what to get. We both agreed we wanted an AGM rather than a flooded battery for a number of reasons including that we autocross and battery is subjected to a bit of lateral G-force. He is looking at a group 25, but wasn't sure it would fit since it's about 3/4" taller. The group 47 isn't quite as tall, but still taller than a 96R. One of the other forums had a picture posted of his XS 4700 fitting in the battery compartment and O'Reilly has an AGM in that size. I let them install it and it fits well enough for the battery cover to match up. The cables sit a little higher than the lower gasket edge of the compartment, but it doesn't seal anyway, so I don't see that as a problem.

From the Battery Replacement Data Book the group 47 is only 9/16" taller than the group 96R.


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