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Old 07-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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So I finally got my sct tuner and tuned up my mustang, worked great. Today I was changing back to the street tune and whenever it told me to turn on the car, it would die instantly. Did this every time. Went and got the battery tested and it was running 212 cold crank amps instead of 540 like it should, bad cell I guess. Anyways, I'm going to have to buy a new battery. Need one strong than OEM, anyone have suggestions?
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So I finally got my sct tuner and tuned up my mustang, worked great. Today I was changing back to the street tune and whenever it told me to turn on the car, it would die instantly. Did this every time. Went and got the battery tested and it was running 212 cold crank amps instead of 540 like it should, bad cell I guess. Anyways, I'm going to have to buy a new battery. Need one strong than OEM, anyone have suggestions?
Optima yellow is my preference but if u just want a strong starting battery then a red top Optima works great too.
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How much do those run usually?
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If you need a battery Optimas are ok. If you want a really good battery go Odyssey. Do the research for your fitment. I have had mine for 5 years no problem. They are lighter and stronger. I have had several friends use them with no problems. Myself and other have had problems with Optimas over the years.
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How much do those run usually?
Red tops are 190-230 depending on the size and cca. Yellow tops are 210 and up also depending on size and they are deep cycle.
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Red tops are 190-230 depending on the size and cca. Yellow tops are 210 and up also depending on size and they are deep cycle.
You can get an Odyssey PC1200 for around $200-$225 and it's a much better battery and won't die in two to three years like every optima I have ever owned.
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