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This is a discussion on battery within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i'm looking to buy a new battery for my ws-6, i was looking at the different brands and cranks, what ...

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    i'm looking to buy a new battery for my ws-6, i was looking at the different brands and cranks, what is the best crank size to go with for a 2000 ws-6 trans am, i want a battery that is dependable.

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    optima red top FTW

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    The stocker came with 690 CCA. Anything above that would be fine. Iv owned two optima batterys and im not impressed at all. Not for the price tag. I have chinazone specials in all three of mine right now without and issues.
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    my red top hasnt caused me any trouble yet, i start my car once a month while its being stored in 20 degree weather, starts beautifully everytime no troubles

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    Optima red top. Owned 3 of them. I get about 5-6 trouble free years out of them.

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    Optima Red Top here. Price was outrageous though. Buying little things like this, makes me wonder why I choose this as a hobby. Battery better be good for 7 years or someone is going down.

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    i paid 145 for mine

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    I agree with everyone, Optima!!!

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    oem Delco for me, keeps it looking original and last 5+ years

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    Optima is the way to go especially if your car sits for extended periods of time.

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    optima is a good battery but with that being said I get many years out of pretty much any battery I've ever used. I currently have whatever advanced auto parts store battery is in my truck,gto,durango, and firebird. Gold something or other they call it. The truck battery is 6 years old, the bird's is 4 years old, the GTO's is 2 years old and the durango's is less than a year. I also have their deep cycle batteries in the boat and camper. No issues out of any of them.

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    I've gotten good service and long life from just about any battery and alot of my cars sit over winter when back in Ohio,,,but thats not as much of an issue anymore (stab stab at Orion )

    But for most of the cars, especially the older ones I lean towards ACDelco batteries for that stock look. That last ACDelco that was in the chevelle was 11 years old. It was a 7 year battery, the most expensive of the bunch,,,, but 11 years on a car that sits alot,,sheeesh. The ole green eye was gone for the last 3 years but it kept working I never even used a battery tender on it. Although I have a couple of them and they work great for cars that sit for long periods of time.

    If they ever make an optima battery in black I'll probably give them a try, just not a fan of a big red or yellow eye sore when I pop the hood on a stock muscle car. Although I have a factory tar top cover for a couple of the old cars,,,,I wonder if that would fit over the funny shape of the optimas????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I've gotten good service and long life from just about any battery and alot of my cars sit over winter when back in Ohio,,,but thats not as much of an issue anymore (stab stab at Orion )

    But for most of the cars, especially the older ones I lean towards ACDelco batteries for that stock look. That last ACDelco that was in the chevelle was 11 years old. It was a 7 year battery, the most expensive of the bunch,,,, but 11 years on a car that sits alot,,sheeesh. The ole green eye was gone for the last 3 years but it kept working I never even used a battery tender on it. Although I have a couple of them and they work great for cars that sit for long periods of time.

    If they ever make an optima battery in black I'll probably give them a try, just not a fan of a big red or yellow eye sore when I pop the hood on a stock muscle car. Although I have a factory tar top cover for a couple of the old cars,,,,I wonder if that would fit over the funny shape of the optimas????
    guess in the warmer areas of the country they don't sell this:



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    ill double check but the red or yellow cover on the optima can be removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    guess in the warmer areas of the country they don't sell this:
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    Man why didn't I think of that?? I sure am glad you are here Orion, you always set me straight

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    Optima!!!

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    Optima soon though

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    i have a ac in my bird a yellow top in the blazer and what ever is on sale in the other 4. if you have amps for you stereo them a yellow is the way to go.

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