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Unread 10-21-2008, 10:05 PM   #11
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How long are you keeping the cart?
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Unread 10-21-2008, 10:08 PM   #12
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It's been proven time and time again. A properly maintained trojan battery will give many years of service.(any good battery will) Trojans will Most likely outlive ANY of the cheaper batteries possibly by twice the lifespan. Most people look at the "Now" price while not looking at the "later" price. (like yourself) You might just end up spending more for the cheaper battery in the long run....It's all up to you and what your pocketbook can stand
Can't stand much, I paid $3200 for the cart yesterday !!!!!!!

I was hoping the '05 Trojans had some life left in them, but it looks like that wasn't the case !
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Unread 10-21-2008, 10:17 PM   #13
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If your going to keep it, then keep going with the Trojans........

But try charging a pair at a time with a battery charger in a 2 amp trickle and see if you can't breath some life into it.
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Unread 10-21-2008, 10:24 PM   #14
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What does the seller claim? Surely, if you purchased from a reputable dealership, they will honor some sort of warranty? It's only been 1 day! You probably have one battery with one dead cell. I've warrantied used carts with used batteries well into a few months after purchase - It's called customer service. Do you have a hydrometer? They are cheap and this way you can test the acid level(s).
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Unread 10-22-2008, 07:13 PM   #15
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I checked with the local supplier where I got the cart on pricing. Here's what we have in South Georgia.

The store brand where I got the Cart (autorized E-Z-GO dealer) is $513 tax included. Said to last 5 or 6 years. Take this with a grain of salt, they said these were as good as Trojans.

Trojans 105's from the same store is about $635 tax included. Both are $50 for instulation.

Walmart has batteries for $501 tax included. As far as I know they do not install.

Sams Club price is $462 tax included.

If I had to buy new now I would more than likely go with the "Store Brand" for $513. This place has been in business for as long as I can remember (I'm 42) and I feel they would stand behind anything they sell.
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Unread 10-22-2008, 07:44 PM   #16
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IMO. They should be standing behind the sale of a cart with mediocre batteries.
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Unread 10-22-2008, 07:54 PM   #17
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IMO. They should be standing behind the sale of a cart with mediocre batteries.

They did the right thing on the one battery that had a a dead cell.
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Unread 10-22-2008, 07:54 PM   #18
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It might not matter, but my family owns a golf course and we have been getting the same life out of the Interstate batts as we have out of the Trojans. I guess its the luck of the draw... I see some customers getting 6+ yrs, and some getting less than 5. Just whatever you buy make sure you keep them maintained.
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Unread 10-22-2008, 11:24 PM   #19
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So I'm looking at $410 or so for Sam's interstate batteries or $500 plus for more Trojans ?
They Hitman, Look in the Tallahassee craigslist ...... there is a set of trojans in there, brand new for $450 ...... and the guy that is selling them is in Thomasville
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Unread 10-23-2008, 06:36 AM   #20
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The number is for a local used car lot that sells alot of golf carts also. They have a lot of very nice carts but are high priced $5000 plus, but most are really decked out.

What can you guys tell about the batteries from these no so good picks ? I'm torn now as to what to do, this is a very good price on some trojan batteries. Mine seem to work fine yesterday, but the unknown is will the last 2 months or 2 years ! Should I jump on this deal and go ahead and change them out ?

http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/pts/880035236.html
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