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Old 01-08-2009, 05:07 PM   #21
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It has to be an "R" series battery to fit as the "R" stands for Reversed (terminals). I have a 34r going on it's 3rd year in my truck.

And...they make lots of Optima boxes to fit the battery/truck that aren't machined billet and don't cost $100+. I have a Blue Torch Fab box I paid $40+ shipping for.
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my machined tray is purty tho...
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my machined tray is purty tho...
Oh, I agree. Just throwing some options out there.
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It has to be an "R" series battery to fit as the "R" stands for Reversed (terminals). I have a 34r going on it's 3rd year in my truck.

And...they make lots of Optima boxes to fit the battery/truck that aren't machined billet and don't cost $100+. I have a Blue Torch Fab box I paid $40+ shipping for.

that's a nice setup... what kind of cable ends are those?

EDIT: My Optima is a 35D, not R... hmm...
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that's a nice setup... what kind of cable ends are those?
Thnaks. I have no idea. They were the fist set I put on there and they weren't very good, they might have lasted a year tops. Now I'm using multi-lug tractor terminals, lol.

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EDIT: My Optima is a 35D, not R... hmm...
Terminals are on the opposite side of the top of the battery from the red-top. I bet your battery reads from the front of the vehicle were mine is "upside-down" so to speak. This was the most frustrating part of an Optima battery selection b/c of all the different terminal configurations.
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Thnaks. I have no idea. They were the fist set I put on there and they weren't very good, they might have lasted a year tops. Now I'm using multi-lug tractor terminals, lol.



Terminals are on the opposite side of the top of the battery from the red-top. I bet your battery reads from the front of the vehicle were mine is "upside-down" so to speak. This was the most frustrating part of an Optima battery selection b/c of all the different terminal configurations.
Thanks Bill. Mine reads 'upside down' too... lol...

damn this gets confusing... all I know is that it fit well...

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Those look like the same ones I have from Parts Express... So far so good. I just clamped the piss out of them.
How long have you had them on. They look great on there. But if they're crap like Bill said, I'll look for something else...
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Yeah, I remember buying them on-line at an audio specialist-type mom and pop store, and the name is right on the tip of my tongue, but I just can't remember. Of course, that was a few years ago. The problem I had with them was rusted bolt-terminals and odd-sized open terminals. No matter how tight you could get it, the cable would eventually work it's way loose. Nice design, poor execution kinda thing.
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Thanks Bill. Mine reads 'upside down' too... lol...

damn this gets confusing... all I know is that it fit well...

yeah. I dunno then.

Well. I guess I lose that bet, lol.
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here's what I have now, and they've been as good as gold for the $8 I have in them, and easier to work with.

What a difference 3 years makes, huh? wow, I'm a slob.

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so is the red top better to get for me? im stuck between the yellow and red
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here's what I have now, and they've been as good as gold for the $8 I have in them, and easier to work with.

What a difference 3 years makes, huh? wow, I'm a slob.

looks like you use your truck... works for me... I'd be proud of that... lol
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so is the red top better to get for me? im stuck between the yellow and red
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Optima produces three separate battery lines, each one takes care of a particular need for the end user.
The Red Top® gives high cranking power usually needed in off-road vehicles, trucks, and SUVs that also need deep cycling capabilities.
The Yellow Top® is a true, dual purpose battery that is perfect for use on vehicles with winches and other accessories such as auxiliary lighting-where heavy cranking power and deep cycling power are needed. Group 34/78 Yellow Tops are the most widely used within the off-roading circles. And Optima has just released the new Group 75/25 & 35 Yellow Tops that supply these same dual purpose deep cycle capabilities for a number of vehicle applications where only the Red Tops were available before.

They lay out the differences there.. but basically: http://www.optimabatteries.com/optima_products/
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^so, if the 35 is a new series, and you have the new battery, that looks like the perfect setup for a newgen taco (with the 35d).

I'd have purchased exactly what you have if it would have existed when I bought the red top. That's a nice choice.
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^so, if the 35 is a new series, and you have the new battery, that looks like the perfect setup for a newgen taco (with the 35d).

I'd have purchased exactly what you have if it would have existed when I bought the red top. That's a nice choice.
I don't know how many times I read that and I missed it every single time... lol

and they also make a 35 in a red top (without the "D")
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So for you what is the best battery
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