What are the best Affordable 12V battery options?

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  1. Banksy

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    I'm fairly certain I'm going to need a 12V battery.

    Mine is pretty much toast.

    I'm pretty sure it was weak to start with and I'd been leaving they key inside the car which apparently is a current drain. Having left it inside the car for well over a month I'm thinking this is what killed it.

    Anyways that's off topic.

    What would be some good recommendations for a 12V replacement?

    All the ones I'm seeing are like 200 and over

    Are there any good cheap options that don't require any modifications to work properly?
     
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    Search is your friend, as there have been at least two (2) threads in the last week.

    Which auto parts stores do you have nearby?
     
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    AutoZone

    Napa

    Advance Auto parts
     
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    They have these at tractor supply?
     
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    cheap tractor batteries (sorry, most affordable)
     
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    Is there a particular model that'll work the best or is ready to go out of the box?
     
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    Not that I know of, but there are lots of threads here on different kinds.

    I went with the oem for $200. For safety and simplicity
     
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    Look into electronic load testers, Solar BA9 is one.
     
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