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Unread 04-03-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default costco 36V battery / vs / trojan / exide. ???

USE CLUB CAR NEEDS NEW BATTERIES.. ARE $75.99 BATTERIES AT COSTCO WORTH BUYING INSTEAD OF OTHER HIGHER COST BATTERIES??
WHAT IS THE PERFORMANCE DIFFERENCE??

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Unread 04-03-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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Trojan all the way. If you have to buy another set of "COSTCO" batteries in 2-3 years you've already spent more money than if you would have bought the trojans in the first place. Remember, "You get what you pay for"
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Unread 04-03-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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I buy your answer all the way as to longivity but what about performance??
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Unread 04-03-2009, 10:45 PM   #4
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Peformance as in more speed/power? NO, no difference. Voltage is voltage. The cart doesn't know what kind of battery it has.
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Unread 04-04-2009, 08:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: costco 36V battery / vs / trojan / exide. ???

there will be a difference in distance is the amp rating is lower
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Unread 04-04-2009, 09:22 AM   #6
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Just pick up a Trojan battery and then pick up another and then compare with other brands and your arms will tell which is best. More weight ( LEAD ) equals more power and life expectancy. You do the choosing, but remember that cheap is just that CHEAP.
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Unread 04-04-2009, 12:15 PM   #7
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Can't speak for Costco but the batteries at Sam's Club are Exide, made by Johnson Controls. The GC2 6v has a rating of 220AH and a weight of 68 lbs. The Trojan T-105 has a rating of 225AH and weighs 62 lbs.
IMHO, it's a push as far as performance goes, Trojans are about $110 each and the Exides from SC are $72 each. For a six pack, the cost difference is $228 (35% less), the rest is up to you to determine which you feel more comfortable with.
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Thanks folks! Again you came thru for me. Much appreciated.

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Unread 04-04-2009, 04:04 PM   #9
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Just my opinion... It's not just amps, volts or weight. It's also the construction and the ability for the battery to be constantly recharged daily which will determine 3, 4 or 5+ years of reliable service. (Life cycles)

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Unread 04-04-2009, 04:45 PM   #10
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Can't speak for Costco but the batteries at Sam's Club are Exide, made by Johnson Controls. The GC2 6v has a rating of 220AH and a weight of 68 lbs. The Trojan T-105 has a rating of 225AH and weighs 62 lbs.
IMHO, it's a push as far as performance goes, Trojans are about $110 each and the Exides from SC are $72 each. For a six pack, the cost difference is $228 (35% less), the rest is up to you to determine which you feel more comfortable with.
Cheaper batteries are not always cheaper and these battery manufacturers KNOW this.

Trojans -$110x6 = $660. Lets just say they will last 6 years before needing to be replaced.
Exides - $72x12 = $864. Your next question is gonna be..."Why 12?". Because your probly gonna buy twice as many batteries in the same 6 years. So NO. They are not cheaper. (about 25% MORE) Been there, done that. My trojans are still kickin and my others are lead weights.
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