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Probably did. There's really only a couple battery manufacturers left. Most everything I've bought in the US is manufactured by Johnson Controls. Case is probably the same but the internals might have slightly different chemical and material differences that accounts for the price (and warranty) differences.
 

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Probably did. There's really only a couple battery manufacturers left. Most everything I've bought in the US is manufactured by Johnson Controls. Case is probably the same but the internals might have slightly different chemical and material differences that accounts for the price (and warranty) differences.
That'd be great. The cashier at O'Reilly's was certain it will last 10 years.
 

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you put H7 in convertible? i recently replaced the O'Reilly super start with the walmart H6 as cheap get by option since the H7 didn't appear to fit my factory convertible battery compartment.
 

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Deka is another major manufacturer. Back in PA, I used to go down to their plant and get "blemished" batteries dirt cheap.
 

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Lifetime warranty from fcpeuro on the AGM battery they offer

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Probably did. There's really only a couple battery manufacturers left. Most everything I've bought in the US is manufactured by Johnson Controls. Case is probably the same but the internals might have slightly different chemical and material differences that accounts for the price (and warranty) differences.
Johnson Controls got out of the battery biz several years ago.
 

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Johnson Controls got out of the battery biz several years ago.
Ah, so they did. Looks like it's now Clarios as of 2019...

They did pretty good by me because I haven't bought a battery in about 5 years. Hopefully, they new conglomeration maintains that.

From Wikipedia:
Power Solutions
This unit was sold to Brookfield Business Partners and re-made into a new company, Clarios, as of 1 May 2019.[37]

The Power Solutions business unit designs and manufactures automotive batteries for passenger cars, heavy and light duty trucks, utility vehicles, motorcycles, golf carts and boats.[27][38][39][40][41] It supplies more than one third of the world's lead-acid batteries[42] to automakers and aftermarket retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears, Toyota, and BMW.[43][44][45] Lead acid battery brands produced under this business unit include Continental, OPTIMA, Heliar, LTH, Delkor and VARTA automotive batteries.[27] This part of the company also manufactures Lithium-ion cells and complete battery systems to power hybrid and electric vehicles such as the Ford Fusion[46] and Daimler's S-Class 400.[47] Additionally, it manufactures Absorbent Glass Matt (AGM) and Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) batteries to power Start-Stop vehicles such as the Chevy Malibu and Ford Fusion.[27][42][48][49][50][51][52][53] As of 2012, the business unit operated from 60 locations worldwide.[27] On 13 November 2018 Johnson Controls agrees to sell its Power Solutions Division to Brookfield Business Partners.[54]
 

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just got same battery at Walmart as my previous one from them one size smaller left me for dead 6x's towards the end of less than 1 year owning it--to their credit they replaced for free, Jer
 

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just got same battery at Walmart as my previous one from them one size smaller left me for dead 6x's towards the end of less than 1 year owning it--to their credit they replaced for free, Jer
I really can't fault the battery unless the Walmart ones are just cheap. My car sits for up to two weeks sometimes. I didn't drive it for 13 days recently and when I went to go somewhere, it did start but seemed 'weak' when it first cranked. Three days later, same thing. Three days after that, just click, click, click. Less than 15 minutes on the charger got me started and on my way to O'Reilly's.
 

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As far as fit goes, here’s a photo of an H8 battery in my 2004 Coupe. While snug, it fits just fine. I zip tied the white spacer, that was original, to the bracket in case I wanted to go back to the smaller size. Edit to remove error about convertible.
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