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Optima Batteries

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Agent475, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    Delmarva

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    thanks bill :D

    my machined tray is purty tho... :laugh:
     
  2. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    Bill Brasky

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    Oh, I agree. Just throwing some options out there.:)
     
  3. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    that's a nice setup... what kind of cable ends are those?

    EDIT: My Optima is a 35D, not R... hmm...
     
  4. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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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.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    Thanks Bill. Mine reads 'upside down' too... lol...

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

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    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...
     
  7. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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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.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    :confused: yeah. I dunno then.

    Well. I guess I lose that bet, lol.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    KnuKonceptz

    That's the name. I wouldn't recommend them, however.
     
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    Hey silverback, what is that blue thingy under your oil filter? Did you have to get something to put the temp sensor in there? Sorry to hijack the thread.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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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.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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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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    looks like you use your truck... works for me... :D I'd be proud of that... lol
     
  14. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    From the first post of this thread:

    They lay out the differences there.. but basically: http://www.optimabatteries.com/optima_products/
     
  15. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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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.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    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")
     
  17. Mar 14, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    So for you what is the best battery
     
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