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Optima Yellow Top #307059 Oct 22, 9:22pm Oct 22, 9:22pm
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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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Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: Sancho] #307060 Oct 22, 9:31pm Oct 22, 9:31pm
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i think $150 is about the best you can get w/o internet. you can always go for the lower red top...

Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: ragingpaseo] #307061 Oct 22, 9:44pm Oct 22, 9:44pm
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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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Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: Sancho] #307062 Oct 22, 9:49pm Oct 22, 9:49pm
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ebay!!! thumbsup

Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: celiwhite] #307063 Oct 22, 9:51pm Oct 22, 9:51pm
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Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: celiwhite] #307064 Oct 22, 10:41pm Oct 22, 10:41pm
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cool! i need a new battery soon.. Im getting starting to get slow start-ups. thumbsdown

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Anything special on installing these batteries?? Any extended battery cables or anything extra? Must ask?

Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: RookieGTS] #307066 Oct 23, 12:03am Oct 23, 12:03am
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none..just like the stock battery. Got my red yesterday


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Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: pfcnguyen] #307067 Oct 23, 12:13am Oct 23, 12:13am
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i have a optima yellow top...bro i got mine installed for 150 even. i think thats the average price.

Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: Virgilson] #307068 Oct 23, 12:49am Oct 23, 12:49am
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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.


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


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Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: GOLDCELICA] #307069 Oct 23, 7:13am Oct 23, 7:13am
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what size do we get?


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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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Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: DisGqBoi] #307071 Oct 23, 1:47pm Oct 23, 1:47pm
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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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What's involved in replacing the (+) lead? The (-) is easy and taking the battery out is easy...

Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: sbocaj55] #307073 Oct 23, 2:52pm Oct 23, 2:52pm
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whats the difference with the red top and the yellow top???


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Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: Virgilson] #307074 Oct 23, 3:34pm Oct 23, 3:34pm
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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.

Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: 00celica00gt] #307075 Oct 23, 4:10pm Oct 23, 4:10pm
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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.

Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: JST2GTBY] #307076 Oct 23, 7:08pm Oct 23, 7:08pm
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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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Re: Optima Yellow Top [Re: Sancho] #307077 Oct 23, 10:40pm Oct 23, 10:40pm
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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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