Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sorry for reviving an old thread but I'm in a similar situation. My Axion-manufactured Autolite Group 27 AGM battery failed and I've been searching for a replacement that doesn't cost $300+. Found this thread and thought it was quite interesting that in less than a year most AGM battery prices have increased to similar levels as Optima RedTop batteries. I searched for group 24 sized AGM batteries from Interstate, AdvancedAuto branded versions, Exide, Odyssey, and Costco and they're all around the $200 price point.
I don't want to use a traditional vented lead-acid battery and I've enjoyed the performance of my past AGM battery. With prices close to Optima RedTops, are there other AGM batteries with 600+ CCA that anyone can recommend. I've heard of customer service and other issues with Optima so it seems most have a love/hate relationship with them but I've never used one so I'd be open to buying one.
BTW - my battery is trunk mounted with a '67 style bracket securing it so while the top of the battery needs to remain approx 6.75" wide, based on the Group Size 24, but the length/height/posts are flexible. Additionally, I don't care what the battery looks like. If the battery I find supports using the Autolite topper, I may buy it, but with my battery in the trunk, it rarely sees the light of day.
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