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ravadude338 Nov 25, 8:00pm - #335473 
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which is the best one to get?
which place sells them the cheapest?

thanks for the info in advance
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interstate dealer, look for a blem, they are less than half price

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im gonna get an optima red thumbsup

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Nemesis Nov 26, 2:52am - #335476 

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What's the difference between yellow and red?

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corruptor Nov 26, 3:55am - #335477 

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I think it's the amps. I have the blue one. I love it. My strut bar is no longer next to my terminals. Plus, the blue one has 2 extra acc posts...
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eclipseturbogsx Nov 26, 3:57am - #335478 

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yellow top is a deep cycle battery. Red top is not. Red top is geared more for performance and yellow top is great if your running an audio system. I have a yellow top in my car and think they are great. A lot of people just buy the color so it matches their car or their engine bay but different colors have different purposes but they are all batteries still.
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ragingpaseo Nov 26, 4:07am - #335479 
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anybody know if a yellow top will fit into a GTS with tanabe front upper strut bar???
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Zero Nov 26, 4:33am - #335480 

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Originally Posted by corruptor
I think it's the amps. I have the blue one. I love it. My strut bar is no longer next to my terminals. Plus, the blue one has 2 extra acc posts...


you hav ethe blue one? did you paint it by any chance?

because the last time i checked, the blue one is for marine vehicles.

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Chelica815 Nov 26, 5:56am - #335481 
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If I was to get the red one for my GTS, does it just drop in or would I have to purchase some sort of a mounting kit for it to stay put properly>?

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eclipseturbogsx Nov 26, 6:41am - #335482 

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Originally Posted by Chelica815
If I was to get the red one for my GTS, does it just drop in or would I have to purchase some sort of a mounting kit for it to stay put properly>?


I just put a piece of wood on the bottom of my battery. Nothing big. No big modification. Hope that helps.
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celicafourotwo Nov 26, 7:09am - #335483 

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sears sell them for $169+tax..dunno if that's expensive comparing to any other place or not..

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eclipseturbogsx Nov 26, 9:01am - #335484 

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i can get the red or yellow top for 65 bucks. I would sell but i think it's too heavy to ship. If anyone is local to me, then pm and i can get you the battery for 65.
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Chelica815 Nov 26, 9:12am - #335485 
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Originally Posted by eclipseturbogsx
i can get the red or yellow top for 65 bucks. I would sell but i think it's too heavy to ship. If anyone is local to me, then pm and i can get you the battery for 65.


Damn. Wish I was near your area.

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CelicaRyder Nov 26, 4:04pm - #335486 

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I sel those batteries at our audio shop. there's no difference between them. the only real difference is the color of the battery
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Stun Nov 26, 4:28pm - #335487 

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Originally Posted by eclipseturbogsx
i can get the red or yellow top for 65 bucks. I would sell but i think it's too heavy to ship. If anyone is local to me, then pm and i can get you the battery for 65.


$65 eek eek eek That's AWESOME

I think even if we paid about $20 for shipping it would still be cheaper than any place I've heard of on the web. Are you sure you don't wanna sell us some? I bet a couple of people would be interested.

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eclipseturbogsx Nov 26, 6:09pm - #335488 

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i don't think it cost 20 to ship. I would sell them though. My yellow optima weighed a ton. Where would be a place to ship them? If you can find me a place to ship them cheap then yes i would let some of you guys in on them.
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VSGTS14 Nov 26, 6:16pm - #335489 

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actually there is a difference between all of them with colored tops.

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Stun Nov 26, 6:34pm - #335490 

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The actual weight of a 34/78 Optima Yellow Top is 45.00 pounds. I remember when I shipped my Tanabe exhaust to someone in Cali using UPS Ground it only cost me about $35, and an exhaust is a lot bigger/heavier, but lets say we use USPS which is even cheaper than UPS we could probably do it for an even better price. I tried going to different websites to calculate shipping on the battery and most of them are about $15 - $25 for UPS Ground. For example, Batterymart.com will ship the battery to North Jersey for $12.95. I know that a companies get discounts because they ship very often but lets say shipping is $30 thats still a lot less than any website offers the battery.

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Nemesis Nov 26, 6:36pm - #335491 

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I wanna BUY 1! Start a GB INTEREST EclipseTurboGsx. Count me as ur FIRST PERSON! thumbsup

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Pnoy Nov 26, 7:04pm - #335492 
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eclipseturgogsx... ask USPS how much will the shipping cost be. Let's do a groupbuy on that optima battery. I want an optima red top but since it's not cheap around here I wonder if you can get me an optima red top for $65 I will pay whatever the shipping cost is... thumbsup

deal GROUPBUY deal
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Pnoy Nov 26, 7:07pm - #335493 
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Originally Posted by Stun
The actual weight of a 34/78 Optima Yellow Top is 45.00 pounds. I remember when I shipped my Tanabe exhaust to someone in Cali using UPS Ground it only cost me about $35, and an exhaust is a lot bigger/heavier, but lets say we use USPS which is even cheaper than UPS we could probably do it for an even better price. I tried going to different websites to calculate shipping on the battery and most of them are about $15 - $25 for UPS Ground. For example, Batterymart.com will ship the battery to North Jersey for $12.95. I know that a companies get discounts because they ship very often but lets say shipping is $30 thats still a lot less than any website offers the battery.


don't they have different rates for businesses?
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Stun Nov 26, 7:08pm - #335494 

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TATFREAK Nov 26, 7:12pm - #335495 

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the batteries are really good i have the red top i got sponsored by Optima thumbsup thumbsup
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Pnoy Nov 26, 7:14pm - #335496 
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if it's 45 pounds USPS's rate somewhere $30. Dude I don't care how much the shipping cost is. I want the battery so let me know if you gonna start a groupbuy or if you can hook me up with an optima red top battery. PM me... thumbsup
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dansgts Nov 26, 7:49pm - #335497 

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How far north in cali are you? I'm interested and im in so cal. If you can get the yellow top for that cheap, let me know.
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eclipseturbogsx Nov 26, 8:11pm - #335498 

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well let me check everything out today. I'll get back to you guys as soon as possible. Btw..i live in north carolina DANsGTS. I'll see what i can do.
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VoodooGTS Nov 26, 9:01pm - #335499 

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I'm intrested in blue top.

Corruptor, can you post pictures of the blue top battery thats in your engine bay? How is the fit?

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eclipseturbogsx Nov 26, 9:31pm - #335500 

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well guys, i got the three redtops and 1 yellow top. First come first serve. I paid 70 for the red and 80 for the yellow today with my own money. I'm selling for the same price for my fellow celica owners. I stopped by ups today but they gave me this little sheet because they want to know the weight, exact size, and address it will be shipped to. Whoever wants one, please give me your address so i can check the shipping for you. Like i said i only have 3 red and 1 yellow. That's all i can get for know because that's was what in stock. thanks guys.
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ragingpaseo Nov 27, 3:49am - #335501 
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is it really safe to have a battery shipped over ground by UPS? confused i mean it's a battery and ups toss their packages left&right...
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ravadude338 Nov 27, 4:26am - #335502 
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
is it really safe to have a battery shipped over ground by UPS? confused i mean it's a battery and ups toss their packages left&right...

it would not affect the yellow one because of how its made but idk the other colors thumbsup
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eclipseturbogsx Nov 27, 4:29am - #335504 

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any one want the last redtop and yellow top? PM me with your address so i can tell you your shipping rate. thanks.
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Pnoy Nov 27, 6:22am - #335505 
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eclipseturbogsx...so how much was the total with shipping to my address on red top?
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ravadude338 Nov 27, 6:32am - #335506 
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Optima Red Top batteries are designed for all of your starting needs.

Use of superior materials means that Optima Red Top batteries can offer years of sure starts and deliver all the power needed by today's accessory-loaded vehicles. In storage, it will hold a charge longer and accept a recharge faster than a regular battery.

Virbation and jarring, whether from off-road use or major pot holes, can kill a traditional battery. The tightly wound construction minimizes plate movement and subsequent damage caused by harsh conditions - extending battery life. Because of their completely sealed case, Optima Red Top batteries are extremely safe and corrosion resistant. Acid can't leak or spill, making them clean, user-friendly and environmentally sound. In addition, the maintenance free sealed case design eliminates the need to add water or clean terminals.

Optima Red Top batteries are leak proof and can be mounted anyplace inside a vehicle in almost any position.
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Optima Yellow Top batteries are designed for all deep starting needs.

Optima Yellow Top batteries provide constant performance quality as they are discharging. Even as energy is being drained, your equipment will perform at the same level as when the battery was fully charged. This means you will not hear or feel your equipment slow down or strain for power.

The tightly wound construction minimizes plate movement and subsequent damage caused by vibration and jarring, whether from off-road use or major pot holes, that can kill a traditional battery.

Optima Yellow Top batteries are extremely safe and corrosion resistant, due to their completely sealed case. Acid can't leak or spill, making them clean, user-friendly and environmentally sound. In addition, the maintenance free sealed case design eliminates the need to add water or clean terminals.

Because Optima Yellow Top batteries are leak proof, they can be mounted anyplace inside a vehicle, in almost any position.
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Optima Blue Top batteries are designed for all marine and RV, starting and deep cycle needs.

The tightly wound construction in Optima Blue Top batteries minimizes plate movement and subsequent damage caused by the constant vibration and jarring from waves that are often deadly for traditional batteries.

Optima Blue Top battery cases are completely sealed and extremely safe. Acid can't leak or spill, making them clean, user-friendly and environmentally sound. Additionally, the maintenance free, sealed case design eliminates the need to add water or clean terminals.

Marine batteries often sit for months at a time and lose their charge. But the Optima Blue Top battery has such a low rate of self-discharge, it can go unused for up to one year without recharging, if kept at room temperature or below.

Because Optima Blue Top batteries are leak proof, they can be mounted anyplace inside a boat or RV, in almost any position.
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Chelica815 Nov 27, 7:04am - #335507 
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Originally Posted by eclipseturbogsx
any one want the last redtop and yellow top? PM me with your address so i can tell you your shipping rate. thanks.


I want the last Redtop. Check your PM.

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eclipseturbogsx Nov 27, 3:50pm - #335508 

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ok today, i'm going to UPS to check for PNOY and CHeclica. DOn't worry guys, i'm trying to send it out as soon as i can. Thanks.
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SeeULater Nov 27, 4:13pm - #335509 
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I have the red top and I love it. It has dual terminals so all my accesory things can run off the side post terminal it works great! I was also able to put the APR strut bar and battery tie down over this battery. All I had to do was put a shim under the red top and it worked great. The shim was a 4in piece of 2 by 4. thumbsup
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corruptor Nov 28, 4:13am - #335510 

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Sorry guys, my car's STILL at the dealership. When I get it back, I'll take a pic. My blue one looks pretty sweet in there. It sits low, cause I didn't wanna put a block of wood under there. Plus this way, it's no where near my strut bar. If I'm not mistaken, there are a couple dif red tops, and yellow tops. Dif numbers for dif sizes. You guys might wanna check on that. Do a search on Optima batteries...
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eclipseturbogsx Nov 28, 4:18am - #335511 

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the ones i sell fits the celica and most other cars just to let some of you guys know thumbsup
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Pnoy Nov 28, 2:14pm - #335513 
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eclipseturbogsx... payment sent thumbsup
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eclipseturbogsx Nov 28, 2:46pm - #335514 

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Thanks Pnoy. Check your PM.
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Chelica815 Nov 29, 7:59am - #335515 
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eclipseturbogsx - Payment sent.

But yeah I can't wait to install this. Thank you eclipseturbogsx for doing this!

Do you guys think I should also get a set of ground wires so that I can install everything all at once instead of having to mess around with the battery when I get the ground wires later on?

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fonz182 Nov 29, 8:07am - #335516 

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Originally Posted by eclipseturbogsx
well guys, i got the three redtops and 1 yellow top. First come first serve. I paid 70 for the red and 80 for the yellow today with my own money. I'm selling for the same price for my fellow celica owners. I stopped by ups today but they gave me this little sheet because they want to know the weight, exact size, and address it will be shipped to. Whoever wants one, please give me your address so i can check the shipping for you. Like i said i only have 3 red and 1 yellow. That's all i can get for know because that's was what in stock. thanks guys.


wow thats a steal. i saw the yellow top at AutoZone for 150
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Stun Nov 29, 1:59pm - #335517 

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Do you still have the yellow top???

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eclipseturbogsx Nov 29, 11:02pm - #335518 

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well chelica and pnoy, your batteries went out already..should have them soon. Tell me when you get them thumbsup and STUN, i'll get you that battery on friday...get back at me.
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Pnoy Nov 29, 11:45pm - #335519 
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Thanks eclipse... i'll post some pics when I've done installing it.
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speed_celica Dec 1, 7:11pm - #335521 

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Is there a big weight difference between the Optima and stock battery?
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corruptor Dec 2, 10:44pm - #335522 

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I wouldn't say BIG. Atleast the Optima has a nice little, detachable handle...
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