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Optima Battery #356986 Dec 22, 8:23pm Dec 22, 8:23pm
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Erick OP
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Optima Battery
I don't know which size to use for the Celica idunno

"...pepboys...asked about the optima..they said it's not made for our cars"

I even checked their site and nothing..

http://www.optimabatteries.com no size for our car...

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So what size is it that you guys use?? confused


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Re: Optima Battery [Re: Erick] #356987 Dec 22, 8:37pm Dec 22, 8:37pm
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any size lol


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Re: Optima Battery [Re: VSGTS14] #356988 Dec 23, 5:17am Dec 23, 5:17am
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ST-3 Redtop. I have one in my car. Fits perfect.

Re: Optima Battery [Re: brianhaman] #356989 Dec 23, 5:37am Dec 23, 5:37am
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Optima Yellow 34/78


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Re: Optima Battery [Re: Stun] #356990 Dec 23, 5:38am Dec 23, 5:38am
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well the optima battery will not fit the stock battery base holder but if you just buy a larger one it willl fit

Re: Optima Battery [Re: Virgilson] #356991 Dec 23, 5:44am Dec 23, 5:44am
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Well, the 34/78 fits my battery holder just fine. I even put the Hotchkis battery tie down on it. However, I did hear about some people having to modify (Cut) a bit of the battery holder because it didnt fit but I didnt have that problem.


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Re: Optima Battery [Re: Stun] #356992 Dec 23, 9:32am Dec 23, 9:32am
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I've got a yellow top and have not had to modify anything.

Re: Optima Battery [Re: CelicaCrazy] #356993 Dec 23, 9:42am Dec 23, 9:42am
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...so if you dnt have system and you just want a smaller batt. that will kick out he same...get the red top...cause i got the c-one frnt strut bar and we had to move the bat. aaallllll the way way up to get the bar on the the positive is real-ee real-ee close to the bar...so is the red top the the one i wants???


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Re: Optima Battery [Re: celicajonz] #356994 Dec 23, 9:58am Dec 23, 9:58am

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do they make a blue top or white top?

Re: Optima Battery #356995 Dec 23, 10:01am Dec 23, 10:01am
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They have a BLUE top but it's for marine vehicles. Even though I do remember seeing a picture of an ecelica member with a BLUE top on his Celi.


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Re: Optima Battery [Re: Stun] #356996 Dec 23, 10:04am Dec 23, 10:04am
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I have the Red Top and it fits fine. Just place a piece of wood on top of the battery base and underneath the actual battery. The stock tie down will fit, trust me. I also have a front strut bar and it fits fine.

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Re: Optima Battery [Re: Stun] #356997 Dec 23, 10:12am Dec 23, 10:12am
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the part # for the yellow top is D34/78, the red top (PN# 34/78) is exactly the same size as the yellow top so they should both fit in there. the yellow top is better if you have a stereo system or anything else in your car that uses a lot of power. the red top is mainly for starting power. so pick the one that you would need the most. thumbsup

Re: Optima Battery [Re: sean2857] #356998 Dec 23, 10:16am Dec 23, 10:16am
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so stock c/d would b fine if the i get the red 1 still??...i use the c/d player all da time... thumbsup


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I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
Re: Optima Battery [Re: celicajonz] #356999 Dec 23, 10:21am Dec 23, 10:21am
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The red one will be fine with the stock HU. I have the stock HU and a Fosgate Punch 800 on my Red Top. Works just great.


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Re: Optima Battery [Re: Chelica815] #357000 Dec 23, 10:22am Dec 23, 10:22am
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sweet the thanks yo... thumbsup


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I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
Re: Optima Battery [Re: celicajonz] #357001 Dec 23, 11:06am Dec 23, 11:06am
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hhmmm PAW told me the red top was for when you have a large stereo and the yellow was just a better stock replacement... which is better? i listen to the radio with the motor off for no longer than 20 minutes at a time. (250 watt amp, 2 10" subs...) help? my stock battery is starting to go...

Re: Optima Battery [Re: StuntPanda] #357002 Dec 23, 11:16am Dec 23, 11:16am
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you got it backwards... grin

Re: Optima Battery [Re: ragingpaseo] #357003 Dec 23, 12:01pm Dec 23, 12:01pm
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yeah backwards man, red is stock replacment and yellow is for heavy duty... I just did the switch man

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Re: Optima Battery [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #357004 Dec 23, 12:07pm Dec 23, 12:07pm
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k thanks for clearing that up..PAW of all places didn't know which optima was which tongue

Re: Optima Battery [Re: StuntPanda] #357005 Dec 23, 12:54pm Dec 23, 12:54pm
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I got a red one. Its fine with me grin

Re: Optima Battery [Re: RookieGTS] #357006 Dec 23, 1:42pm Dec 23, 1:42pm
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you can get the blue one, just dont expect your car to float. insult

i want the yellow one.

You guys are great, now I know the specific size to get thumbsup


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Re: Optima Battery [Re: Zero] #357007 Dec 23, 4:05pm Dec 23, 4:05pm
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I just bought a red one today and all I had to do was un clip the power wire so I could move it down. The posts are switched from the stock battery so you have to move both cables down.

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