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Optima batterys

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Bearskill, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    Bearskill

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    Looking at Optima batterys. They have some good deals on Amazon. Whats the difference between the blue top, red top and yellow tops? I've seen people in here have the yellow ones, so whats the diff?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    Yellow top is deep cycle, red top is a normal battery, and blue top is marine/rv.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    Jigzor

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    I believe red top is better for starting, yellow is deep cycle, blue is marine - both of which NAAC described.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    So, for a well rounded battery used for starting AND accesories while engine is not running, should I get a red top or yellow?
     
  5. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    The Yellow Top is probably the best battery on the planet. I've been running the same one since 2003. It is well worth the money.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    AND..... Are these really worth it? $137.00. I can get a top of the line Allstate for $94.00 at Kragen. Is it that much better?
     
  7. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Oh, just answered my question. Same battery since 2003?!? Holy crap. :eek: Is there a specific part # for the 2005+ Tacomas or they all the same?
     
  8. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    I think the quality of Optima has gone down in recent years.. I think a few guys prefer Die Hard Platinum batteries.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    I`ve had 2 red tops in my 2002 f250 they are good batteries!! I had to run the red`s because i have the 7.3L powerstroke diesel, and I need a highjer cca`s to start the diesel I would get the yelow top for your truck . If you look at the specs the blue battery is like having the cca of the redtops mixed with the deep cycle of the yellow,but I think the blues are alot more $$!!
     
  10. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Ya, I didn't even see the blue tops on sale on Amazon, just in a picture with the others.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Ah, and just found the part #. I can't believe I asked if all there batterys are the same. Me coffee has not kicked in yet. sorry. :eek:
     
  13. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    yeah i've had my red top for like 8 or 9 years and i can't kill the damn thing, but yeah like Jigzor said, and on of my friends who works for easct coast rover, they seem to have gone gone in quality, but i still think they are one hell of a battery, i just put one in the misses 4runner, and it seems to be fine.
     
  14. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    I've had three Optima batteries and all three failed before the warranty was up. The place that sold them to me replaced the first two for free, but told me that if the third one failed, I would have to return it through the factory. So, when the third one failed early, I just gave up on Optima. Never could figure it out since everyone else LOVES them.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    I have had two fail before the warrany was up. They are not as good as the once were.
     
  17. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    Hmm.... Kind of mixed reviews. Maybe I will stick with Die Hards. Don't have one in my Taco, but they have never let me down in other vehicles.
     
  18. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    I've had 3 Red Tops...one for my 94 Accord and on my 2nd one for my 02 Tacoma. The first one died because a cell went bad.
     
  19. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    Even though I had two fail, no problems getting replaced. I still like that they don't leak acid like regular acid filled batteries.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    Ya, thats what brought me to look at batterys. I still have my factoy battery in my 06, never had probs till about a week ago. Been noticing it has been starting a little rougher, then I was putting break fluid in there is shit all over my battery. Looks like it came out of the lid seal. yuk!
     
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