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Optima Batteries? Will Fit? #192053 Jun 4, 11:18am Jun 4, 11:18am
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Optima Batteries? Will Fit?
okay so i go to Pep boys and say i want to buy a Optima battery and so they look on the computer, they have the battery but they said that they cannont install it on my car since there is no listing for it. They said that the stock mounting is not able to occupy the optima battery? any comments, pls add, it would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: Virgilson] #192054 Jun 4, 11:22am Jun 4, 11:22am

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It will fit but yo have to mod the battery tray at the bottom. I didnt and it still fits fine though. It hangs a lil over the edge. But the tie down is still fine. You need the 34/78 i believe is what it is.

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? #192055 Jun 4, 11:29am Jun 4, 11:29am
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I thought the 51D was a better fit confused ... which one is it spineyes

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? #192056 Jun 6, 2:23pm Jun 6, 2:23pm
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Originally Posted by spyder00367
It will fit but yo have to mod the battery tray at the bottom. I didnt and it still fits fine though. It hangs a lil over the edge. But the tie down is still fine. You need the 34/78 i believe is what it is.


yes - get the 34/78... check my profile for pics of the Optima Yellow. (I trimmed the plastic tray under the battery so that it would sit evenly...)

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: Sultan] #192057 Jun 6, 6:45pm Jun 6, 6:45pm
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i need to get an optima battery too. i saw some for $150. how much are the ones you all are talking about? mine is to replace the old one for my system.

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? #192058 Jun 6, 9:07pm Jun 6, 9:07pm

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the 34/78 can be found for about 160

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? #192059 Jun 7, 12:27am Jun 7, 12:27am
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Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: Kim] #192060 Jun 7, 7:42am Jun 7, 7:42am

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Originally Posted by Kim

don't forget about issues with a strut bar if you have one.
there are no issues i have the APR strut and 34/78 battery. The only problem i had was the battery was to low to use the APR battery tie-down anymore.

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? #192061 Jun 7, 9:25am Jun 7, 9:25am
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a battery for $160...geez eek I know it's a really good battery but damn i dont know. I probably need one for my system but now i gotta scrape up some more money.

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? #192062 Jun 7, 10:20am Jun 7, 10:20am
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yup it will fit, but I couldnt use the battery tiedown that came with my APR strut bar
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Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: Elkal900] #192063 Jun 7, 1:52pm Jun 7, 1:52pm
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mine - complete with hypermotive battery tie-down...

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Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: Sultan] #192064 Jun 7, 2:09pm Jun 7, 2:09pm
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Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: theretiredpimp] #192065 Jun 7, 6:06pm Jun 7, 6:06pm
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So what is the size of the battery to get, and would model optima battery would you get, I have a sound system, should I go for red or yellow top? and how did you guys find the base to put the battery on.

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: Virgilson] #192066 Jun 7, 6:07pm Jun 7, 6:07pm

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You want the yellow top 34/78 and you have to mod the base there isnt a seperate base you can buy.

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? #192067 Jun 7, 6:11pm Jun 7, 6:11pm
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What about the blue one they have?

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: corruptor] #192068 Jun 7, 6:13pm Jun 7, 6:13pm

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you want the yellow i think the blue is for boats. But trust me you want the 34/78 yellow top.

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? #192069 Jun 7, 6:26pm Jun 7, 6:26pm
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okay thxs.

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: Virgilson] #192070 Jun 7, 10:09pm Jun 7, 10:09pm
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whoa sultan, looks good, hella clean...where'd you get those blue hoses?

Re: Optima Batteries? Will Fit? [Re: darksidecelica] #192071 Jun 7, 10:33pm Jun 7, 10:33pm
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