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Me too! I went to Advance Auto parts all ready to buy a new battery and after checking it, they assured me my battery was fine. The 1st time, I had been working on the stereo but ran very little battery yet it died quickly. The 2nd time was at Discount tire getting a new TPMS and rotate. In that short time, my battery was dead again! This time I went to sears to buy a Diehard and again they checked it and it checked out fine. Is this normal? I do not want this to happen when I am out in the middle of nowhere. I was going to buy either diehard or Optima. My concern is do these trucks draw a lot from the battery when the ignition is on or what could cause this?

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I'll second the Duralast batteries, I have had nothing but great service from them. I used to go with only AC/Delco batteries until the side post leaking fiasco about 1998 and switched to Duralast batteries since.

 

And yes I know there are only a few battery manufacturers today. I had a Duralast that somebody else ruined by running it dead many times and I just wanted to use it as core on a new battery purchase. They checked the date code and replaced it.

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Go with an Optima. Part # R34-980

 

I have an Optima red top and it fits perfect in my Sierra. It comes with adapters so it'll fit in our oddball-size battery tray.

 

 

I got the same one too and have no issues and the Tahoe cranks over strong even in the cold WI weather.

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Only saw the red for sale for my truck?

 

 

thats weird. i checked through them and you have to go back to a 2007 gmt900 for them to offer a yellow top, but the newer ones dont (all the gmt800s do to). what could have really changed? i honestly dont see what the difference would be (maybe someone else does?). so long as its 12v with enough cranking amps and it fits properly i didnt think it mattered.

 

 

and here's the difference between the two from Optima:

 

RedTop: High-CCA starting battery. Provides engine cranking power for vehicles with stock or average electrical loads.

 

YellowTop: Dual-purpose starting and deep cycle battery. Provides engine starting power plus deep cycle capacity to support multiple accessories , demanding electrical systems , and vehicles without alternators.

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mine was doing the same thing. yes, it tested good. yes, it would start the truck. but, if you listened to the radio for 10 minutes it would drain. i am not a fan of being stranded. i got the duralast gold for my truck, and have no complaints on it.

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