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Old 03-05-2017, 05:44 AM
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The OEM battery is fine. But Honda didn't make it. Only a couple of places that make car batteries. They just put different stickers on them. If the Honda stickers give you a warm fuzzy feeling there's no harm in it.

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Old 03-05-2017, 11:57 AM
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The OEM battery is a Panasonic and I'm pretty sure it is not available in the US. Pretty sure the "Honda" battery from the dealers is a Honda labelled Exedy or from Johnson Controls. It is not a Japanese battery but does carry a damn fine warranty.
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Old 03-05-2017, 12:09 PM
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Ive seen duracell agm batteries at sams club. Anyone have experience with those?
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Old 03-05-2017, 06:05 PM
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what is the battery even for on our cars besides starting and radio?
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:17 AM
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Starts the car, provides smooth DC power, and acts as a capacitor for the alternator to prevent current or voltage spikes. And prevents loss of KAM.

To OP if you have an amp I would consider adding a solid state capacitor to protect your electrical system, and to also mitigate some of the parasitic draw. Either that or a battery tender, although that may not be practical for you.
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None of the stores around here had the correct battery size and terminal position for a decent price. When I did find them, they cost more than the "Honda" battery so I ended up buying one from the dealership. I don't live in an extreme climate so any battery works for me. I just need it to start the car and it does a good job of that.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:47 AM
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I've been using Interstate in my 2007 Honda Element. It's been very reliable. In all kinds of desert heat and frigid mountain cold.
Same size as S2000 = MT-51. The S2000 has (+) electrode on the right (MT-51R). Element is on the left.

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Old 03-08-2017, 12:33 PM
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thank you for everyone advice
last question. it may sound silly

I ordered a battery online
on it comes it is charged. Can i just replace it and go or does it need to be charged overnight or something
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:38 PM
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replace it and go.

why don't you just have billman replace your battery next time?
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:45 PM
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his over 2 hours away and my battery is already dead. Im not going to tow the car to hiim so i figured i would do it myself
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