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Old 09-14-2012, 07:26 AM
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2007 battery: AutoCraft H6-AGM or H8-AGM?

My 5 years-old battery needs to be replaced. Does anyone know which one should I choose between AutoCraft H6-AGM and H8-AGM? The prices are the same. The H8-AGM is bigger, but it's smaller than MAXX-H8. The specs are as follows:

H6-AGM:
Acid Included: Yes
Battery Type: AGM
Battery Usage: Auto/Truck
BCI Group Size: H6
Cold Cranking Amps: 760
Cranking Amps: 950
Deep Cycle/Starting: Dual Purpose
Height: 7.5
Length: 11
Maintenance Free: Yes
Reserve Capacity: 120
Terminal Type: SAE
Voltage: 12
Weight: 45.66
Width: 6.938

H8-AGM:
Acid Included: Yes
Battery Type: AGM
Battery Usage: Auto/Truck
BCI Group Size: H8
Cold Cranking Amps: 900
Cranking Amps: 1000
Deep Cycle/Starting: Dual Purpose
Height: 7.5
Length: 13.94
Maintenance Free: Yes
Reserve Capacity: 160
Terminal Type: SAE
Weight: 59.45
Width: 6.938

BTW, MAXX-H8 size (L x W x H): 14.31 x 6.88 x 7.5

Thank you very much!!
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:16 AM
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:22 AM
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My 5 years-old battery needs to be replaced. Does anyone know which one should I choose between AutoCraft H6-AGM and H8-AGM? The prices are the same. The H8-AGM is bigger, but it's smaller than MAXX-H8. The specs are as follows:

H6-AGM:
Acid Included: Yes
Battery Type: AGM
Battery Usage: Auto/Truck
BCI Group Size: H6
Cold Cranking Amps: 760
Cranking Amps: 950
Deep Cycle/Starting: Dual Purpose
Height: 7.5
Length: 11
Maintenance Free: Yes
Reserve Capacity: 120
Terminal Type: SAE
Voltage: 12
Weight: 45.66
Width: 6.938

H8-AGM:
Acid Included: Yes
Battery Type: AGM
Battery Usage: Auto/Truck
BCI Group Size: H8
Cold Cranking Amps: 900
Cranking Amps: 1000
Deep Cycle/Starting: Dual Purpose
Height: 7.5
Length: 13.94
Maintenance Free: Yes
Reserve Capacity: 160
Terminal Type: SAE
Weight: 59.45
Width: 6.938

BTW, MAXX-H8 size (L x W x H): 14.31 x 6.88 x 7.5

Thank you very much!!
AGM batteries are hands down better than flooded lead acid which is what the Walmart battery is. The important thing is that the battery fits, the terminals have the right orientation, and the hold down clamp works without jury rigging it. I'm going with an H8 AGM at replacement time.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:40 AM
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Thank you very much again and have a great weekend!
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:52 AM
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I installed a new battery (AutoCraft H8-AGM) from Advance Auto Parts last Saturday. So far everything works great. It's only $125.99 after using a link my friend sent to me. The link saved me $35 instantly. The battery can be used on both X3 and X5. I got free installation at local store.

Here is the link (up to 40% on everything): http://advanceautoparts.**************************

H8-AGM Spes:
Acid Included: Yes
Battery Type: AGM
Battery Usage: Auto/Truck
BCI Group Size: H8
Cold Cranking Amps: 900
Cranking Amps: 1000
Deep Cycle/Starting: Dual Purpose
Maintenance Free: Yes
Reserve Capacity: 160
Terminal Type: SAE
Weight: 59.45
Length: 13.94
Width: 6.938
Height: 7.5

Last edited by bowang; 09-17-2012 at 08:54 AM. Reason: added more info
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