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Which 6v batteries?

I have heard of the Sam's Club, 6v golf cart battery,220 ah, $72.00.
No Sam's club here but today I saw these at Costco.
all this was on the sign.
2-GCS ,
6v ,
rated @100min.
220ah @20 hour rate ,
min.@75 amps: 100,
min. @25 amps: 425,
63 lbs.,
$79.00,
$9.00 core charge.

Can anybody tell me if these are the ones, or should I keep looking?
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I've always used costco 6v golf cart batteries. I think they're pretty good bang for the buck. Go for it.

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6 volt is the way to go.

I prefer Lifeline AGM, but the biggest con is the price. I need the low maintainence feature because of where the are located, like that they accept charge fast (AGM), can be cycled deeper (AGM) and can be laid on the side to maximize space. The Lifelines also have a smaller footprint allowing me to have 6-6 volt in a space where usually 4 would only fit.

The difference is between 490 ah and 735 ah which is significant since you only have 1/2 usable (365 vs 220 )

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