Yeah, when I phoned them up in January 2019 the 94R Northstar wasn't listed on their site, still isn't today, but the nice girl told me they had them in stock. Problem was... the price : she told me it was something like $369, or $399, I forget... said they had just upped most of the Northstars. I tried to negociate telling her some battery sites in Ontario had them for $329, but she wouldn't budge. That's when I decided to buy the 27F from them, at $399 (CDN). Same price or close to their 94R, free shipping which the Ontario sites did not offer.Sask Battery!
edit actually it's not, my bad, it's Prairie Battery
Hey,Hey Mark, I haven't had a need yet to think about a new battery for my 2019, but besides Northstar, does East Penn make any batteries of similar quality? I've had great luck with East Penn batteries, never had one let me down yet. Out of an abundance of caution I replace them every 5 years and then use them a few more years in a lawn tractor or something.
It seems that once you get into the AGM type batteries is when the price goes way up. I'm very familiar with AGM power-sports batteries, but my Jeep is my first car which required an AGM type battery. I was shocked when I first saw the prices for them.Man I remember when I could get a battery $79 with out the core charge!
It seems that once you get into the AGM type batteries is when the price goes way up. I'm very familiar with AGM power-sports batteries, but my Jeep is my first car which required an AGM type battery. I was shocked when I first saw the prices for them.
I assume that the robustness of an AGM battery is required for the stop/start system. Since I always disable that I'm curious to see if my stock battery lasts longer than those who leave stop/start enabled. Time will tell!
Yikes. They actually said it was AGM ?... So this is the one you're getting, I guess : Interstate Batteries | MTX-94R/H7I just checked the resting state of my wife's '16 TH after setting for 24 hours. 12.0 volts. This is on an Interstate battery that was purchased in November of last year. When I bought it, they told me it was AGM, and at $150, I believed them. It's not. It's going back, and I'll trade up for the actual AGM which is $175. Also on order is an Auto StopStart module.
Gotcha. Thing is, we've seen some places where the fitment guides actually lists flooded H7/94R batteries for ESS equiped KLs ; Autozone (or Advanced Auto Parts ? I forget..) was one of them for a long time, I think they've corrected it now. So you can imagine many, many... have been sold wet batteries instead of AGMs. What probably confused some vendors are the 2014 V6 KLs : they don't have ESS.... so OEM battery was flooded.They did. They charged me for the flooded one, though, so I didn't really get cheated. ESS shows charging more often than not, and I noticed that starts are just a little slower than they should be. Honestly, if not for having been through this before, I probably wouldn't have noticed. The last time, though, the battery was bad enough that it might start the vehicle once or twice in a row, but would fail on the next attempt. Being my wife's DD, I drive it very little.