I know that our car batteries aren’t really that sexy. I mean, there’s not a lot of glamour surrounding something that sits under your hood…yet it is the life source of our Jeeps! Introducing Full Throttle Battery!
For me, I know that when my car battery is dead, well it becomes something far, far from sexy! Back in the day I trusted my Optima yellow top like it was part of my family. It endured years of abuse, hard winching, lots of accessories, etc…and was a workhorse until the day it wasn’t.
The original yellow top lasted me 7 or 8 years. The next one lasted almost 3. The replacement currently installed in Spike, my 2002 TJ, now lives on a trickle charger, which the guys at my local auto parts store say is mandatory these days. Ugh.
Those of you that know me, know that I travel to a couple of events each year…like 300 days in a hotel this year! Very seldom do I see “battery” guys at these off road events, until recently.
Don’t get me wrong, occasionally I will see the Optima trailer but only at the largest of events. Last year, at an Unlimited OffRoad Show event in Crystal Beach, Texas, I ran into David Schumacher, the Southwest sales guy for Full Throttle Battery. We talked for a while and I explained to him my frustrations. He gave me his card and some information about their products and we parted ways.
When I got home, I did some digging. Full Throttle Battery is Full River Battery based out of California. And I also began reading and learning more than I ever wanted to know about battery technologies!
The Comparison – Specs
So, to get to the point, here are the specs from a well known competing battery: