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What battery are you using in your Camaro?

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    What battery are you using in your Camaro?

    Does anyone get a dead or low battery after your car sits for a few days/weeks? I've been hooking up my car to my motorcycle trickle charger when I don't use it for a few days. I think its time for another battery though...any suggestions?

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    i use optima red top, love it, but i would try using a different charger casue motorcycles are i think single celled and require a higher. but best adivce for you would be a "batter tender" for cars, THERE THE BEST FOR STORAGE.

    and i have no ill effect from a week/month or even a whole winter storage on battery from my car, on start

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    really...?hmmm...a friend of mine has a Z06 and he said he keeps his car on a tender b/c the same thing happens after a couple weeks. My battery will only click and not crank after 4-5 days of sitting, but if I drive it daily its fine.

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    and I do use a battery tender not a trickle charger as I originally said. I have my bikes and quads on them and never noticed if they specied for bikes only...I want to say it said for all, but maybe your right. At night my garage looks like an airstrip with all the lights along the walls.

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    I use Optima Red tops in my T/A and in my Vette that sits quite a bit and never had a problem with either one. I had my T/A sit for about 3 weeks and it fired right up.

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    I've had the same Optima RedTop for 4 years now...maybe a little more... it was in a Explorer with a 1000watt sound system...and is now sitting pretty in my camaro...it has sat for weeks... and always starts up right away no problems

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    I use napa's version of the optima red top. Same manufacturer, $30 less out of the wallet.
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    Looks like an Optima red top is what I'll be looking for. I've had the car for so long that I guess I've just gotten used to it.

    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    I use napa's version of the optima red top. Same manufacturer, $30 less out of the wallet.
    Now that's good to know, I just have to find a NAPA...

    Are those OEM Z06 rims on your car? They look sick!

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    optima red top here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe00SS View Post
    Now that's good to know, I just have to find a NAPA...

    Are those OEM Z06 rims on your car? They look sick!
    Thanks, No they are after markets but good reproductions. I have 17's front 18's rear

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    I saw a pair of C6 Z06 on a Pewter Camaro in another thread and wasn't impressed...yours look OEM and set it off nicely!

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    Got the Optima red top in the car...only thing is I don't plan on letting it sit long enough yet to find out if it solves the problem though...LOL...winter is coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe00SS View Post
    I saw a pair of C6 Z06 on a Pewter Camaro in another thread and wasn't impressed...yours look OEM and set it off nicely!
    Thanks alot!! I get stoped all the time by people wanting to know where I got them. They look great on the Nbm. I like the new style Z06's much better than the old style and not too many people have them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    I use napa's version of the optima red top. Same manufacturer, $30 less out of the wallet.
    Not to be picky or anything, but they're two different companies...
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    Optima Yellow Top in my Camaro and in my Chevelle

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    I'm going to get a red-top as soon as my original battery dies.... but it has 16,500 miles and is 5 years old, and the battery hasn't given me any trouble at all yet.

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    Dude, my 2002 Z28RS just turned 29,000 on the odometer and I'm still using the factory Delco Freedom battery. By the grace of God, it's been good to me thus far: On back country roads on the way to Jonesboro from Batesville--when other drivers aren't in sight--I run my specially wired HID high beams, HID low beams, and HID fog lights all at the same time and the battery never misses a beat.

    Eventually, I'd like to upgrade to an Optima Yellow Top battery, just for extra security.

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