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This is a discussion on My Fellow Optima Bat. Brothers... within the Stereo and Electronics forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by Allen Wood I have a red top for two years and moved it to the trunk. The ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Wood View Post
    I have a red top for two years and moved it to the trunk. The best battery period.
    That's where mine is going to go. What kit did you use or did you piece together your own setup?

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    i had a yellow cap in my old car. then when i bout my ss it came with a red top..i heard that if you completely drain a red cap that it could explode..sounds a bit overboard to me..

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    I had a red top in my Camaro before deployment, took the car to TMO, came back the battery was fucked up because of TMO, asked the owner how it was that I could come to him with a perfectly good battery and come back and it was fucked up. His comment to me and I quote "That's what happens when you get a cheap battery, they don't last, red tops are one of the cheapest batteries out there." I would like to say he is full of shit, I never had a problem with the battery. Well worth the extra buck, or well worth savin a few bucks according to the dipshit at TMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    That's where mine is going to go. What kit did you use or did you piece together your own setup?
    I went with the BRM battery tray. Bought the biggest cable they had at NAPA. went to local electric supply to buy all the connecters that where needsd to tie back into the orginal cables. Routed positive cable thur the interior and under carpet. Went out the firewall thur a rubber garoment (? spelling). Negative cable grounded in trunk. 2-3 hours max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Wood View Post
    I went with the BRM battery tray. Bought the biggest cable they had at NAPA. went to local electric supply to buy all the connecters that where needsd to tie back into the orginal cables. Routed positive cable thur the interior and under carpet. Went out the firewall thur a rubber garoment (? spelling). Negative cable grounded in trunk. 2-3 hours max.
    did you need longer wires to put in the truck?

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    I have two red tops, a yellow top, and a blue marine... Optima FTW!
    She's baaaaaccccck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    did you need longer wires to put in the truck?
    I bought 12-14 feet of red battery cable from NAPA. I don't remember the gauge of the wire, O or OO , just ask for the heaviest guage.The least number of connecters the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AiDRocks View Post
    Geez, I guess the price went up since I last got my battery.
    Got mine at local speed shop for 99.99! That is a yellow top. Ran a smokin sale and picked up 2, 1 for the Camaro and 1 for the Cheyenne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69-Camaro View Post
    Got mine at local speed shop for 99.99! That is a yellow top. Ran a smokin sale and picked up 2, 1 for the Camaro and 1 for the Cheyenne.
    What a deal!

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    I've been running the Same Red Top OPTIMA for 4 years now... it used to be in my Ford Explorer with a 800watt amp, 2... 12inch woofers... and a 200watt sony head unit... and then it moved on to my Camaro that killed 2 alternators already...and had to run it on the battery for a while... I love that Optima...and it keeps going and going...I'm sure gonna hate when it dies...

    new ones now a days cost $150 for the RedTop... back in the day I got mine for $90...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69-Camaro View Post
    Got mine at local speed shop for 99.99! That is a yellow top. Ran a smokin sale and picked up 2, 1 for the Camaro and 1 for the Cheyenne.
    Damn, yellow top for $99.99! Thats a steal!

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    yellow is great just dont like that grey lower pieace

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    i just bought the red top today for 179.99 and love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 440 rwhp trans am View Post
    i just bought the red top today for 179.99 and love it!
    That is expensive, I sell them at work all day long for $128.88.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jperkins812 View Post
    That is expensive, I sell them at work all day long for $128.88.
    oh well when you want something price really does not matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 440 rwhp trans am View Post
    oh well when you want something price really does not matter.


    Thats true, 90% of the Optima batteries we sell at work are the people who know what they are and want them. I am also the type of person that if I want something I am going to buy it, and price is not an object as long as I know the quality.

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    which red tops do you guys use? i think its the 75/35 right? I want to pick one up here soon

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    Im On My 3rd Red Top Optima,got One Free After A Cell Or 2 Whet Bad. Yesterday After Getting A New One The Factory Tray Broke And It Turned Sideways. If You Have Hp Have A Muffler Shop Weld A Piece Of Metal Where You Bolt It In.
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    have a red top. came with car so don't know how old. startups are instant, i do love it.

    also when i was moving my sis out of college, there were no parking spaces so i parked at a curb and left the emergency lights flashing. ended up leaving it there for over 5 hours. then when leaving to move it, i heard someone saying "that car has had its lights on for hours, its not going to start." i passed then silently, got in the car cranked it, and it instantly came on as if a normal warm start.

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    I buy the NAPA branded....exact same as Optima and half the price....

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