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Jun 4, 11:18am - #192053 
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.


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Jun 4, 11:22am - #192054 
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.

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Jun 4, 11:29am - #192055 
I thought the 51D was a better fit confused ... which one is it spineyes

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Jun 6, 2:23pm - #192056 
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...)

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Jun 6, 6:45pm - #192057 
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.


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Jun 6, 9:07pm - #192058 
the 34/78 can be found for about 160

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Jun 7, 12:27am - #192059 
don't forget about issues with a strut bar if you have one.


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Jun 7, 7:42am - #192060 
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.

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Jun 7, 9:25am - #192061 
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.

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

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Jun 7, 2:09pm - #192064 
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Jun 7, 6:06pm - #192065 
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.


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Jun 7, 6:07pm - #192066 
You want the yellow top 34/78 and you have to mod the base there isnt a seperate base you can buy.

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Jun 7, 6:11pm - #192067 
What about the blue one they have?


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Jun 7, 6:13pm - #192068 
you want the yellow i think the blue is for boats. But trust me you want the 34/78 yellow top.

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Jun 7, 6:26pm - #192069 
okay thxs.

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Jun 7, 10:09pm - #192070 
whoa sultan, looks good, hella clean...where'd you get those blue hoses?

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Jun 7, 10:33pm - #192071 
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