Battery Deals in Perth

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 10:53
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Well looks like its time for a couple of new batteries (N70Z, I think) they have been slowly dying for the last 3 or 4 months (More than 2.5 years old since I have had the vehicle so no complaints).
They now only holds charge for a 2~3 days, has anyone seen any specials around the Perth area that I can investigate?

I was forunate last time the local spares place had a special on for $120

Rgds

Ian
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Reply By: Rod W - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 11:16

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 11:16
Checkout Westrac for caterpillar batteries. Can't remember which it is but they have either a 5 or 10 year prorata warranty and their prices are reasonable.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 11:25

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 11:25
Thanks Rod, will investigate
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 19:31

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 19:31
About 2 months ago I had to replace the engine battery it had been in service for 8yrs. It was one of the Yashu (or somethink like that) 4wd batteries, I got it from Marlow's (remember them), it had a 2yr warranty and I think the price was $125. I reckon 8yrs was pretty good run.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 10:28

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 10:28
they still make them Rod except they are now century 4wd batteries

they have a 2 year warranty 700cca. I just replaced both of mine as they were 5 years old but still seemed ok (one had external damage though)

they are $225 from supercrap which isnt a bad price as the ones i got were $200 each trade price
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Reply By: Member - Darren & Janella (WA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 11:56

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 11:56
Hi Ian,

A few of our Club members have recently got some good deals at Supercharge in Beechboro, so maybe worth a try.

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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 12:03

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 12:03
Thanks Darren, will give them a call, appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Member - David G (WA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 13:44

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 13:44
Ag_Parts Midvale N70zz cca600 plate about $100 cheers Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 13:47

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 13:47
Thanks Dave will also contact them

Rgds
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 22:39

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 22:39
Talk with Kim @ Agparts Warehouse 925O 2558 (as mentioned above)
12 runyon Rd Midvale, up the top on the right :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 08:55

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 08:55
Thanks for the name Mainey, there on my list for today
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Follow Up By: Member - George (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 18:14

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 18:14
SuperCharge
39 Raymond Ave
Bayswater WA 6053
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Highly reccommended, been going there for 10 years, very competitive prices
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 14:20

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 14:20
We deal with a guy by the name of Tony at Supercharge in Beechboro, seems good prices and good service.
No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 14:42

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 14:42
Thanks D,
will ask for him tomorrow when I ring up, just want to check whats on the batteries

Rgds
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 16:26

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 16:26
I've found Challenge Batteries in Osborne Park quite good for prices. Worth a phone call. I recall they also stocked FullRiver AGMs for good prices.
Gerry

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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 16:32

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 16:32
Thanks Gerry will give them a call tomorow

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Reply By: Nik & Dee - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 17:45

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 17:45
Good thread this one I will watch, I need a new deep cycle too.

Best I found for size & price was a wet cell Trojan 115Ah from the 12 Volt Shop in Welshpool. IS this a good price or should I keep shopping?

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Follow Up By: Nik & Dee - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 17:48

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 17:48
Idiot...

Meant to say can get it for $300.. Good Value?
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 08:57

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 08:57
Hi Nik, actually looking for cranking batteries at this stage, however will be looking to replace the deep cycles at the end of this year, good info

rgds
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 18:57

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 18:57
Bridgestone tyre centres have the Exide Extreme N70 batteries for $159. Its a long time since I've seen them for that price. The pair I currently run are 4 years old.Bridgestone cattle dog
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 08:59

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 08:59
Sounds like a resonable price and as you say 4 yrs is pretty good
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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 21:14

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 21:14
Ian,
what is it you want?
a cheap battery at a cheap price or a quality AGM Deep Cycle battery at a realistic price?

As you say "couple of new batteries (N70Z, I think) they have been slowly dying" I'm assuming tis AGM's you need.

Maîneÿ . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 09:06

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 09:06
Hi Mainey,
its cranking batteries I'm after at this stage, the old bus is still starting but only just, fortunatly I can switch in my spare pair if I get in trouble.

I will be looking for 2 deep cycles but not until the end of the year.

I won't by crap, but there seems to be some bargains around from time to time and this forum seems to be the place to find them ;-)

Thanks for the assistance everyone, I will let you know how I get on today
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 09:10

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 09:10
By way of explanation, I only drive the bus every 2 to 4 weeks, I have noticed for the last few month there is insufficient power to start it when left for 4 weeks, then 3 weeks then 2 weeks, now if I don't start it every day it won't maintain the charge.
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 10:49

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 10:49
Maybe a check of terminal connections should be done at this stage :)

Maîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 11:34

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 11:34
Well just got off the phone and was very plesantly supprised,
I was hoping but not expecting to get some for around $150ea, this forum is great

Prices were $99.50, $146.50 and $150 per battery, Not sure if I should identify which was which but if you want to pm I'll let you know.

Not sure of the brands and to be honest would not know a good one from a doddgy one,
I forgot to ask the waranty details of the $99 ones but have had several recommendations for the company.

Others were 12 to 24 months.

Thanks for your assistance

Rgds
Ian

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 11:40

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 11:40
its not hard to find cheap batteries. They often last 2 years or even less.

ones that are made specifically for 4wd/comercial purposes are usually more vibration resistant -provide more CCA and often come with a 2 year warranty

as a general rule they will last twice as long

I just forked out $400 on batteries because I can have all the recovery gear in the world and enough tools for a full rebuild and 10 spare tyres but once you cant start or use your HF
- you walk
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 11:59

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 11:59
Noldi,
warranty is 12 months, I use one as a Cranking battery, it's a few yrs old now and I've never had a hassle, so enjoy the ~$50 you saved and don't worry about negativity as they are locally made and you won't have problems if it's charged correctly :-)

Maîneÿ . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 12:02

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 12:02
Ahh yes, I can also point you in the direction of people that have purchased the best in batteries and dual battery systems and have still had problems (whilst out bush), we have several in our club.
I personnaly have not had a problem with batteries (picture me frantically touching wood). I also have backup systems in place.
Finally, If you worried about everything that could, may or will happen you'd not move from your chair.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 12:16

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 12:16
Thanks Mainey, I think at that prices if I get 2 years I'll be more than happy

Thanks everyone for the help
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