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Oct 22, 10:22pm - #307059 
Optima Yellow Top

Wheres the best place to buy an Optima Yellow Top battery? These things usually run about $150 at Pep Boys. I'd like to spend < $100, so if anybody could give me some ideas, i'd appreciate it. I'd like to avoid the internet as much as I can. wave


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Oct 22, 10:31pm - #307060 
i think $150 is about the best you can get w/o internet. you can always go for the lower red top...

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Oct 22, 10:44pm - #307061 
I need a deep cycle for my "soon to be" sound system going in. I want to be able to play it with the engine off and not worry about my battery dying. Also heard that you don't need a ground wire kit if you get an Optima.

Red tops about $120. Not much cheaper. thumbsdown

Alright, point me out to the internet(s) rofl


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Oct 22, 10:49pm - #307062 
ebay!!! thumbsup

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Oct 22, 11:41pm - #307064 
cool! i need a new battery soon.. Im getting starting to get slow start-ups. thumbsdown

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Oct 22, 11:44pm - #307065 
Anything special on installing these batteries?? Any extended battery cables or anything extra? Must ask?

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Oct 23, 1:03am - #307066 
none..just like the stock battery. Got my red yesterday


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Oct 23, 1:13am - #307067 
i have a optima yellow top...bro i got mine installed for 150 even. i think thats the average price.

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Oct 23, 1:49am - #307068 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
i have a optima yellow top...bro i got mine installed for 150 even. i think thats the average price.


Agree. I love my dry cell batt. No more stupid leaks and less maintenance. thumbsup


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Oct 23, 8:13am - #307069 
what size do we get?


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Oct 23, 12:06pm - #307070 
Originally Posted by DisGqBoi
what size do we get?


35 for the Celica. About the same size for the Corolla.

Ro, I don't buy on eBay. Never know what you're getting from that site.

What happened to all those guys gettin hookups on Optima from friends for like $36 in another thread? Anybody wanna hook me up? wave

Thanks Virgil, i'm gotta save some $$$. No more mods for now. cry Even the internet prices are $140.


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Oct 23, 2:47pm - #307071 
I just got my RED ONE today from Autozone for 109$$ and i installed it myself was a sinch! thumbsup I love it, my car starts up hella quicker now hehehehe laughsilly

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Oct 23, 3:22pm - #307072 
What's involved in replacing the (+) lead? The (-) is easy and taking the battery out is easy...

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Oct 23, 3:52pm - #307073 
whats the difference with the red top and the yellow top???


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Oct 23, 4:34pm - #307074 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
i have a optima yellow top...bro i got mine installed for 150 even. i think thats the average price.


You payed $150 to have the battary installed? or $150 for the battary and install? Even so, why did you have someone install it for you? its only 2 wires.

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Oct 23, 5:10pm - #307075 
The big number you want to look for to run your system with the engine off, look for "reserve time" that's how much time you have to play without being charged. Just keep in mind how much amperage you are drawing will depend on just how long that battery will keep a charge. I am running an optima yellow under the Hood, and an SVR audio battery out back for the amps.

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Oct 23, 8:08pm - #307076 
Originally Posted by JST2GTBY
whats the difference with the red top and the yellow top???


Red Top is a starter battery (turning over the engine)
Yellow Top is deep cycle (longer life between charges)
Difference is price! shocked

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Originally Posted by Virgilson
i have a optima yellow top...bro i got mine installed for 150 even. i think thats the average price.


You payed $150 to have the battary installed? or $150 for the battary and install? Even so, why did you have someone install it for you? its only 2 wires.


The battery cost him $150. I'm sure he installed it himself. You gotta remember that working with high current batteries is dangerous, which is why you never place your hand on the car body while touch the red (+) terminal. Good way to electrocute yourself. thumbsdown Its a safety precaution, which is why you can have somebody else do it.


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Oct 23, 11:40pm - #307077 
Pretty much both are good equal batteries. Red or yellow your not losing much! It's an Optima, good qaulity top of the line batteries for an automobile!

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