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Old 03-13-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Fill in the blank: I should buy a new battery at ________

E30 is about to come out full time, and that means I can't steal the battery from the M3 for a weekend like I've been doing for 3 years.

Where should I go? Size? I used to know the exact one I wanted at Sam's Club, but they vanished.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:28 AM   #2
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I paid $230.00 at the dealer for my trunk battery, I wouldn't suggest going there. lol
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:30 AM   #3
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I have one, brand new. Let me know. Interstate.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:39 AM   #4
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Die hard from an Active Green n Ross location, not sure if all locations carry them, pickering town location should have them since they are attached to sears. Walk over n ask!

Or find a distributor for interstate batteries. I don't know anywhere local.

I bought a motormaster one for the m3, it works, probably ain't the best choice but it died in a go parking n didn't care much at the time.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:40 AM   #5
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I looked up the Interstate battery website then searched for a local independent to bring it in.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:03 PM   #6
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Aaron, how much?

Trev, lol, I think I just might do that. Already spending my work day posting on here, may as well take a walk too.

Last time I bought an Interstate from Lakeside and it was like $155. Same battery I saw at Sam's Club for $87 just before they shut down and took my membership money. Hoping to find a similar deal, might see what Costco has.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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i know costo is pretty good, always good with returns there
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:06 PM   #8
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i just got a brand new mastercraft (summer 09) or w/e it is at CT. works wonders

they dont have e30 listed in their systems, so i just got the closest working one to my old battery....................
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:14 PM   #9
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I think it's any group 93 battery.

Wal-mart has optimas. But they're 75dt's which are universal.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:35 PM   #10
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i just got a brand new mastercraft (summer 09) or w/e it is at CT. works wonders

they dont have e30 listed in their systems, so i just got the closest working one to my old battery....................

yupp its not in thier system and because they dont have a batery listed for you car the warranty is void because when you fill out the papers you have to provide the info. i got into a huge argument with parts at ct last year.. its a big joke. ill probl go for an interstate.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:25 PM   #11
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anyone know the specs of the batter like the Cold crank amps.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:19 PM   #12
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Wait what? E30 out full-time?
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:31 PM   #13
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Haven't found anyone that comes close to Costco. I don't think any of their batteries are over $100.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:14 PM   #14
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Walmart - they have the Optima Red tops!!!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:22 PM   #15
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I don't have much to comment on, but the Motomaster jobbie in my car has lasted almost 5 years now, carried over from my last couple E30s, still going decent.
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