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Ok got a dead battery. Probably gonna need a new one. I have had really good luck over the years with diehard gold for around 90$ Alot of people run the autozone or whatever POS (IMHO) and have it last a long time. I have one of those that is dead. How much are the optimum or whatever its called? I thought it was more thn usual and is it worth it? Is that the "yellow top" that someone on a different thread was talking about? Do I only get them through 4WPW or what? I like to use my warentee on everything so......
Who's got the biggest baddest battery around? <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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First off I am glad to see someone who spells worse than me <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Second is go for the Optima Red top not the yellow. They work very well, hold a charge, never spill a drop, and last quite a long time.
 

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I totally agree on the red topI dont think ya run a winch, so the red top will be more than enough. They have a 7 year warrenty, and just really kick ass. I paid $130 for mine (the newer smaller one) and havent looked back. I took it out of my benz, after sitting for 2 months, and it fired up my truck on the first try, no prob. The other cool thing about them, is that they will work in my mercedes where it needs reversed terminals, or the positave will hit the hood <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> . And I am still getting more and more suprised on how much this battery can do. My $0.02 is buy one, and forget about it.
 

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go to advance auto and get a optima battery. $125 out the door. but i got one for $60 cause i work there <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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exide makes an orbital battery that has the same cranking amps as the optima red top, for a little cheaper, they also have the 84 month waranty, no questions asked, if it fails in 84 months, they replace it. after the 84 months is over then they do the thing where they give you credit toward a newone, how ever old yours is. i think its 84/24 warranty. that right there is worth the money, you should be able to get one for undere 120 smackers
 

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hell almost got my diehard literally pried outa my truck today by some Asshole of unknown origin. The neg was off and the pos was attempted cuz the sticker was fubar. Guess it was on tight enough. They even left me the prybar/round bar.
I'll look into the optima.... Looked at $WPW and the red top was like 170 but the yellow was 120. Got pix of beer cans and stuff over em?
 

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The yellow is the more expensive one. I have one of each.
 

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optima red top. 4wpw and several other places for 129$ saw free shipping somewheres.
 

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Interstate battery also carries Optima red top batterys with their sticker on it.
 

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If all the battery is used for is starting/running the vehicle and occasional winching, get a red top. If hardcore every weekend winch use is in the works, get a yellow or blue top. Just remember to NEVER EVER use the side posts of an optima for a winch. They like to melt and sizzle if you run the winch hard.

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Originally posted by 66CJdean:
<STRONG>First off I am glad to see someone who spells worse than me <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Second is go for the Optima Red top not the yellow. They work very well, hold a charge, never spill a drop, and last quite a long time.</STRONG>
What he said

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i run red tops in everyting i own from the 95 3000GT to the 70 bronco. my still together parts trucks get walmart batteries..

i dont understand why run the deep cycle yellow top for winching? deep cycle batteries are for low continuous draw and winching is the same thing as starting just longer so wouldnt it stand to reason that a starting battery would work better for winching? just curious

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Optima without a doubt, I run 2 Redtops in 1 4Rnr and 1 Red/1 Yellow in another, you can't beat them, my first 2 came with a 7 year warranty and my second 2 came with an 8 year warranty , why I don't know.
 

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I've got the red top optima, bought it from the local parts store for $119 about four years ago, I'm very happy with it.
 

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Dual Batt Optima red top For Starting The Yellow Top For Reserve! Next <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0"> this Is the Way to go!

And yes! The Yellow top Is Worth the money!


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REd top should be better for running the winch, but you don't want to run it down like you can with a yellow top
 

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Interstate makes the Optima batteries. However, they give a 3 year replacement verses 2 years for the regular Optimas. I purchased my Interstate Optima battery from an Interstate battery dealer.

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Originally posted by Rebel:
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i dont understand why run the deep cycle yellow top for winching? deep cycle batteries are for low continuous draw and winching is the same thing as starting just longer so wouldnt it stand to reason that a starting battery would work better for winching? just curious

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Optima yellow and blue tops are not "true" deep cycle batteries. They are more of a starting marine type battery. They do have heavier plates and can handle repeated discharge better than the red top. This is what I was told by an Optima engineer at a battery seminar I attended. He also told me that an automotive alternator will not recharge a blue or yellow top over about 96%, and to give it an occasional recharge with a battery charger designed for deep cycle batteries.
 
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