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    Yellow top or Red top optima?

    whats the difference the website dosen't tell me much only that maybe the yellow is more for high power radio systems....The red is more expensive... i dont have many mods, which should i go with, the other threads are full of t/a and camaros.... any goats with any preference

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    the yellow top is for if your going to be running high powered amps, subs, shit like that, itll also allow you to leave the car off and playing shit longer without the battery dying, if your running the stock spoeakers and all the red top is fine, thats wut i have, and usually the yellow is more exppensive?!?! not sure why the red is more expensive where your looking, i paid 130 for my red top and the yellow top was 180 where i looked

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    I have a red top in my 93 T/A.

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    I use the NAPA clone of Optimas...same damn battery for half the cost.....yellow for me

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    yeah i got the pricing reversed, thanks

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    When my original battery died, I found I couldn't use the Optimas because of the location of the terminals. The positive and negative terms were reversed, and either the positive or negative wouldn't reach. Short of putting on completely new cables, how did you work around that?

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    Neither.. I'll take the 3 year battery for $60 over the 1 year Optimum for $150 everyday of the year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade M View Post
    When my original battery died, I found I couldn't use the Optimas because of the location of the terminals. The positive and negative terms were reversed, and either the positive or negative wouldn't reach. Short of putting on completely new cables, how did you work around that?
    You can buy them with the post configured the way you need them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I use the NAPA clone of Optimas...same damn battery for half the cost.....yellow for me


    Is that a NAPA brand battery? Are both batteries made by the same company and sold under different names?

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    Yup...it is a NAPA brand....it is square but has the exact same innards for half the cost.....all I run....

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    Hell I run NAPA roller rockers in the 408...exact same thing as Comps...I mean they come in the exact same box...just then put in a NAPA box....

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    I agree with Sarge. The NAPA battery is a great deal. I have one in my goat too.

    Speaking of Optima batteries... I just swapped out my Red top from my '03 S-10 Crew into the old lady's '03 S-10 Ext. cab. Her's was getting weak. My truck has a plow, so I tried out the Yellow top. It handles the load nicely when I raise the blade up. The Red top stuggled a bit with repeated use of the plow going up and side to side. Sucks that the Yellow top only comes with a 1 year free replacement warranty. $175 a pop could get pricey.

    BTW, Merry Christmas to all!

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    isn't the yellow top a deep cycle battery?

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    It's a dual purpose battery. Deep cycle and high cranking power.

    The Optima Blue top is a deep cycle marine battery.

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    any weight savings with a yellow top????and better for my stereo to boot!!

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    they both weigh the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    they both weigh the same
    kewl im goin yellow

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    Here's a site that has a lot of good info about Optima Batteries.
    Dimensions, weights, terminal layouts, FAQ's.

    http://www.1st-optima-batteries.com/

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    Yellow top if you plan on running sounds. Not just a amp on 6x9's either.
    Red top is still going to give you more power than the stock you have now.
    I have customers that run the Napa's Sarge is referring to also with no problems out here in the desert heat.
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