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Old 10-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Would the red Optima fit in my 98 GT? Have to get a new battery and motor mounts next week.
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You realize there are all different sizes of optimas right?
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Didn't know. Ones at oreilly and autozone look the same size.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:54 AM   #4
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Red34/78 its the one i use in mine. The red75 may work as well but i know i used the one i mentioned
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Use a yellow top, why waste your money on a red? Yellows have way more than enough to crank over even a built motor and they are deep cycle too. Let a red discharge a few times and bye bye $250.
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I was on Odyssey battery website and the battery they told me to use seem pretty small.
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The yellow I had in mine was a 610 I think. Little taller than the stocker but not as wide. I drained that thing down so many times it wasn't even funny because that car sat. Threw it on the charger overnight and fired right up in the morning. Best battery I ever had but not needed on a car that is not going to sit or you can put a tender on. I've got a simple Napa replacement battery in the blue car and it sat for 3 months on a tender last time I deployed. Started right up when I came home.
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Thinking just going with a walmart battery, lol. Cheap, 5 year warr, and walmart is everywhere. But you do get what you pay for.
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I've got a red top on mine & it's great so far. Atleast it's been great since 2010
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Thinking just going with a walmart battery, lol. Cheap, 5 year warr, and walmart is everywhere. But you do get what you pay for.
Walmart, napa, duralast, advance auto etc... they're all the same battery. You don't need anymore than these for most applications. I needed a yellow top to spin over an almost 11:1 compression brand new engine because with the stock one the high torque starter just went "clunk" against the flywheel. Optima spun that biotch over like a champ and fired right up.
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