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I left work today, got into my Outback and it wouldn't start. The battery is completely dead. Had a tow company come and jump start it as my company vehicle battery wasn't strong enough to do so. I've noticed the battery tray in the Outback can allow a larger battery. What do you all recommend that has more cranking amps (I'd like to add some additional lighting too). Batteries have gotten expensive, and if possible, I'd like to stay under $150 for a new battery. Ideas, or recommendations? Thank you in advance!
 

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Use the biggest AGM battery you can fit in there.
 

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Thank you gents. Lots of information to read through with CCA and RC.
 

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Thank you gents. Lots of information to read through with CCA and RC.
you can call the subaru 800 # and maybe get them to pay for some or all of the replacement battery of YOUR choosing.

and consider a trickle charger with a lead sticking out from the grill.
 

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Thank you gents. Lots of information to read through with CCA and RC.

We use Penn made batteries, Duracell branded, from BatteryPlus.


You can get the standard one under 150 but for 200 you can get a deep cycle AGM one with 48 month full replacement warranty.
 

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MiddleAgeSubie, How would get a deep cycle battery to work? Are you speaking of a hybrid system(see link)? I am interested, but my understanding is that I would have to do a lot of prep and work to add a deep cycle to my OB.

http://www.home12volt.com.au/ext-hc-hybrid-cranking-batteries.html

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"You can get the standard one under 150 but for 200 you can get a deep cycle AGM one with 48 month full replacement warranty."
 
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