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Optima D34/78 Red Top (install w/pic)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ilovetacos, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Feb 28, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just installed an Optima D34/78 Red Top battery. Got the "hook up" from a friend that works at a battery store for only $80.00 :eek:

    I need to clean a few things up but the install went very smoothly. I had to get a longer ground wire but I knew this going into it. The battery is a little short so I used the tray that came with the battery and I also reused the factory tie down (sprayed it with Duplicolor Bed Liner Paint). I am going to get a billet tray in a couple months and also install my Blue Sea's Fuse Block to clean up the wires.

    Let me know if you have any questions...

    Will get some more detailed pics up later.
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  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    I guess I'll make this my update thread as I plan on installing my Blue Sea Fuse Block this weekend.

    I also just ordered this Battery Box from Ruff Stuff Specialties. I was going to order the Billet tray from Ebay but it was a little too "pretty" for me.

    Ruff Stuff Specialties

    I plan on having it line'xd or powder coated black.
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    WTF $80!? Autozone sells them for like $180ish
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    That's a crazy deal. My Odyssey was nearly $200.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    I know! I couldn't pass it up!

    I originally wanted an Odyssey but he couldn't give me deal on it. Then I wanted a yellow top and again he couldn't give me a deal so I had to go with the red top which should be fine for my set-up. I can always upgrade to the yellow top thru him for only $30 more.
     
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    ^ Still an amazing price for a yellow top. I sell them for like 209.99 each.
     
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    Lots baby!
    This is my install, using a billet mount.
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    whats so special about these batteries?
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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    ^^^^^ Nice Coupe!!!!


    Taken from their website....

    Red Top:
    The OPTIMA® RedTop® high-performance AGM battery is the ultimate high-CCA starting battery designed to deliver the strongest 5-second ignition power for a reliable start-up every time. The RedTop will outperform and outlast traditional batteries in demanding cranking/starting applications. With unparalleled high power delivery and extreme resistance to the most common causes of battery failure, the RedTop is idea for trucks, SUV's, luxury cars, hot rods, off-road vehicles and other applications that require a leak-proof starting-only battery.

    -Strongest 5 second starting burst
    -Up to 2x longer life
    -More than 15x the vibration resistance
    -Completely spill-proof, mountable in many positions
    -Maintenance free
    -Faster recharging capabilities
    -Optimal starting power, regardless of temperature


    Yellow Top:
    The YellowTop® high-performance AGM battery is one of the only true dual-purpose automotive batteries available. With premium cranking power and unparalleled cycling capability (rechargeability), it is perfect for modern accessory-loaded vehicles. The YellowTop can repeatedly bounce back from deep power drains to full energy capacity, so it can power plenty of electronics and still start you up time after time. Lower internal resistance also provides more consistent power output and faster recharges.
    Trucks with winches, vehicles with multiple electronics, cars with high-demand audio systems, commercial vehicles and heavy equipment all rely on this battery to provide ultimate starting and deep cycle power.

    -Deep cycling and cranking power
    -Up to 2x longer life
    -More than 15x the vibration resistance
    -Completely spill-proof, mountable in many positions
    -Maintenance free
    -Faster recharging capabilities
    -Optimal starting power, regardless of temperature


    ...and they're pretty too :D
     
  10. Mar 5, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    Yeah!

    What he said^^^^^
     
  11. Mar 5, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Yea those are sweet batteries. My brother has one in his truck that is almost 10 years old and still works perfectly.
     
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