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Old 09-01-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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Kirkland Batteries???

Wondering if anyone has experience, good or bad, with the Kirkland (Costco) batteries? They have a group 27, deep cycle, 110Ah AGM battery for $83.99.

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Old 09-01-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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Re: Kirkland Batteries???

Don't have one on my SMB, but over the years have used them on my other cars and they have been perfectly fine. Plus they have had a great return policy.

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Old 09-02-2011, 01:41 AM   #3
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Re: Kirkland Batteries???

Costco does not provide ay specialized battery training, which means their batteries do not receive any different care from any of their other products. I have seen Kirkland batteries installed that had been sitting on the shelf for over 3 years (and failed normal tests less than 12 months later). AAA and Interstate don't allow more than 3 months shelf time. If you are careful, and check the manured date, not a bad deal. Just don't count on somebody else tracking stock for you.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:14 AM   #4
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Re: Kirkland Batteries???

I tried some Kirkland sealed starting batteries (don't remember the specific model / type) and only got about a year out of them. Great thing is they took them back no questions asked. Bad thing is I had to change the batteries twice in about a year. Not a very fun process on the diesel vans.

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Old 09-03-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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Re: Kirkland Batteries???

i haven't purchased my batteries yet but i am close. i haven't even thought of costco.

i checked around and their batteries appear to be made by johnson controls.

i may pay a visit to a few costco's nearby and check them out. the techs barely knew anything about them except yes they are group 27 agm deep cycle for 83.99

im wondering what the 110ah rating is from. 12h, 20h or 24h rating?
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:52 AM   #6
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Re: Kirkland Batteries???

Who actually makes the Kirkland batteries? There's only just a very few actual battery manufacturers in the country, so it must be made by one that were all familiar with. If, for instance, it were Lifeline or one of the others, the performance would probably be about the same for the Costco version of the battery.
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:28 AM   #7
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Re: Kirkland Batteries???

Good link on batteries

http://jgdarden.com/batteryfaq/batbrand.htm
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