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Old 12-04-2008, 10:43 AM   #1
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Hey all! I just purchased a 96 Club Car Electric 48v for a steal! But alas, all the batteries are dead. (cart has been setting for 8-10 years in barn not run) I'm looking to get a new set of batts and from all the reading on the web, Trojan is the top dog. I can get a set of Trojan T-875's here @ a cost of $133.00 per battery, or I can get a set of NAPA 8148 for $98.00 a piece. There is a little confusion, because from your guys forum on the Golf Cart Battery Comparson post by traderrik the NAPA is said to be manufactured by Exide... I have called 2 NAPA's and they now say that the 8148 is made by Deka. The specs as far as amp/hr matches the Deka GC8V. Bottom line question is if NAPA is selling a 8148 (with same specs as Deka GC8V) for $98.00 a piece would you still spend the extra cash to get the Trojan's? Many Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Napa or Trojan for Price?

I would buy the Trojans.
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Trojan for sure.
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Trojan
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:19 PM   #5
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I would look around for prices on thoose trojans go to rv dealers and other golf cart dealers that price is alittle high but prices are diffrent all over the country, 8 volt trojans are $92 here
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:52 PM   #6
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I'll not argue with you guys on the trojans... I have a set of 6 in a 85 EZ-GO that run great... but... after further review, NAPA stopped carrying Exide batts last year. They are now supplied by Deka... The T-875 is a 170@20AH batt rated at 295m @ 25 A and 117m @ 56A and weighs 63lbs... The NAPA/Deka (8148/GC8V) is rated 165@20AH... 318m @ 25A, 121m @ 56A and weighs 67lbs. We all know that lead=power and the NAPA/Deka is 4 pounds heavier, plus is rated to run longer at certain current drains. I always bought Nike shoes cause I thought they were the best... Now I buy other brands cause they make just as good a shoe for less. The one thing that I have not seen for the trojan is the warrenty... the NAPA is 3 months free replacement and 24 months pro rated warrenty... I have looked at trojans sites and have not found the free/prorated replacement warrenty (I have heard 1 year on a lot of sites)... Anyway, has anyone tried the Deka's and had poor preformance?
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Trojans - there is no subsitute...

Hey - another angle. How about supporting your local golf cart shop? What has an RV dealership done for you in assistance with your carts? $133.00 is a good price. We sell them for $129.00 in Dallas, TX.

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Ever seen Napa Batteries on a new cart from the dealer or manufacture?

Not knocking Napa but as stated all replies above suggest Trojan.
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Have Trojans on both toy haulers. We take religious care of them and they pay us back by holding an excellent charge. They are far from new but hold a charge like they are. Wish the rest of our various batteries performed as well.

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