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Old 06-21-2019, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Went to replace my weak 12 year old deka truck battery. It was an oem replacement and it was the same size as the original delco that these trucks came with. Now heres the question....i bought a new group 37r deka to replace the weak group 37r deka battery. This new battery is shorter in height and length....wtf? When is a 37r not a 37r? I had to go online and find out it needs a battery spacer to correct the issue on these 37r's. Im about to change out another battery on my tractor thats a group 24f series...will i run into the same issue that all these newer batteries are just smaller in size now?
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best advice,k is measure current battery, then when looking at new one, look at its spec's
THEY all list them and you will know if there the same size or not
I have never ran into your problem, so, this would be my best advice to you, to make sure you get a direct drop in same size battery!
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hey I'll throw this in too
I just had to replace battery;s on my truck and did some shopping/looking about
PEP Boys had the very best prices out of all the basic places I looked
NO Deka battery's , but got a great deal on Bosh AGM's

I don;t live dfar from where they make the deka's to, even have a outlet that sells seconds for about 50% off, but NO warranty on seconds

the Bosh's I got , came with a 4 yr free replacement warranty and for 2 of them was almost a 100 bucks cheaper than any other store I could find, IF you order online(can still pay at store)
so, heads up , if it can help you, !
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here is a battery size chart for you

but they don;'t even show a 37r, so, you sure that is the correct size battery ?? as NO where could I find one being made?

the 24 series does come in a few sizes, but all the F's are the same size or should be?



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Get the biggest battery that will fit in your space.......will almost certainly have more capacity, too.
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best advice,k is measure current battery, then when looking at new one, look at its spec's
THEY all list them and you will know if there the same size or not
I have never ran into your problem, so, this would be my best advice to you, to make sure you get a direct drop in same size battery!
The original battery was a dealer item only. Somehow our shop got a deka years ago that was the same size which is no longer sold. This new deka was suppose to be the replacement....both were stamped 37r.

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here is a battery size chart for you

but they don;'t even show a 37r, so, you sure that is the correct size battery ?? as NO where could I find one being made?

the 24 series does come in a few sizes, but all the F's are the same size or should be?



Battery Size Chart
We checked all the battery dimensions of different manufactures for the 37r that are currently made...their all the same now. You need to use the 37r battery spacer to convert to the size of the old replacement battery. At any rate, picked one up for about another 10 bucks and all is well...new battery now fits perfect.

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Get the biggest battery that will fit in your space.......will almost certainly have more capacity, too.
They don't make any that size anymore that will fit, unless i would have to fabricate a new mounting bar.
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