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Old 3/11/16, 04:43 AM
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Dead Battery Options

so i think my battery in the boss has seen its days. ive had to charge it the last 3 times i tried to start the car (car has been sitting over winter since Oct).
i know in my 05-09 it was the same battery as what is in the boss but have seen on the forums to upgrade to the bxt-40r (to replace the bxt-96r).
i will probably keep the original battery just for keepsake with the car but has anyone else upgraded the battery or just bought the same stock battery that came with it?
i will also be buying a trickle charger over the weekend also to hopefully take care of this situation in future years.

thanks,
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Old 3/11/16, 08:45 AM
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Yes, get a trickle charger

Even with a good battery, you should either use a trickle charger or disconnect it if you are not running it every couple of weeks or so.

My 2006 came with a bxt-40r, which still holds a good charge 10 years later.
That doesn't mean that EVERY bxt-40r with do that on every car.
Batteries are always hit or miss.
I vote for getting a battery that looks like it belongs with the car and has a good warranty.
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Old 3/26/16, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by karman View Post
Even with a good battery, you should either use a trickle charger or disconnect it if you are not running it every couple of weeks or so.

My 2006 came with a bxt-40r, which still holds a good charge 10 years later.
That doesn't mean that EVERY bxt-40r with do that on every car.
Batteries are always hit or miss.
I vote for getting a battery that looks like it belongs with the car and has a good warranty.
Yes. A trickle charger pays for itself. A battery which simply sits will discharge and then degrade to the point if being garbage. Battery Minder, Battery Tender are two systems I have used with good results.
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Old 6/29/16, 12:14 PM
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Like the posters above have stated, it is always a good idea to get a battery charger. Your battery will drain very quickly, especially in winter climates.
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Old 8/12/16, 11:22 PM
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Any good replacement batteries? I usually go to Sears for my Truck battery, but wondering if I should get one at Ford this time? Did not last too long, only 25k plus....

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Old 8/14/16, 05:56 PM
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Boss would not start, so I ended up picking up a decent battery at Auto Zone and putting it in myself. They only had one battery to choose from, that would fit.

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