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kevin2
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kevin2 Jan 26, 1:10pm - #383909 
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battery!

I'm gonna need new battery soon for my car and was wondering what the best kind of battery out there for our celica-Performance wise, thanx.

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kevin2
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kevin2 Jan 26, 1:35pm - #383910 
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nevermine guys..just did a little search and decided to buy an Optima Yellow top thumbsup thumbsup

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hombredelassrtas Jan 26, 3:12pm - #383911 

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woohoo good for u, those are spiffy. saving up for one

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celicadragon Jan 26, 5:48pm - #383912 

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doesnt the red top fit better?

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narcolepsy123456 Jan 26, 6:19pm - #383913 

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yeah, which one fits best??? i'd rather not have to try to raise it up to make it fit.
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VSGTS14 Jan 26, 6:30pm - #383914 

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optima red top

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sickcelica696 Jan 26, 10:31pm - #383915 
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any deep cycle will do ya good, specially if you got dat boom boom in the trunk
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Sultan Jan 26, 10:34pm - #383916 

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optima yellow for audio
optima red for replacement starter...
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00celica00gt Jan 26, 11:35pm - #383917 

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since it looks you dont have a system... i would go with red top and save $50.

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Sancho Jan 27, 2:25am - #383918 

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They come in different sizes. Ask about it at your local auto parts store.

Reds are best for performance. Yellows if you've got amps and subs.

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PnOyGtS Jan 27, 2:55am - #383919 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
optima red top
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celicatuner Jan 27, 4:12am - #383920 
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I vote yellow top even if it doesn't fit as good 'cause it actually has somewhat of a use in a celi if you got a lot of electronics and don't want to idle the car while you play ps2 in it. correct me if I'm wrong but the batterie is only used while the car is not actually running and then the alternator is doing all the work. other reasons for getting an optima battery might be mounting it sideways, a lot of movement such as demolition durb like in the comercial, or going around corners really fast since it's got the spiral cells so you don't have to worry about your acid spilling, or if you've got a big heavy high compression hemi or something and really need the power to crank it over. if it's just for looks i'd spray paint a 50 dollar battery red or to match my car/engine bay and save a lot of money.
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bmw52786 Jan 27, 7:25am - #383921 

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how much does a yellow top run?

IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
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markmarkmark4 Jan 27, 1:54pm - #383922 
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i have optima yellow top. i had to remove the little tray that the stock battery sits on to make it fit. but its definately worth it. thumbsup
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verano Jan 27, 4:02pm - #383923 

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^^ i got yellow top too, but did not remove the tray, it fits well...
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Sultan Jan 27, 4:44pm - #383924 

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Originally Posted by markmarkmark4
i have optima yellow top. i had to remove the little tray that the stock battery sits on to make it fit. but its definately worth it. thumbsup


you don't have to remove the tray per se, ust modify it a bit - wink
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DSGB4LYF23 Jan 27, 5:23pm - #383925 

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Originally Posted by kevin
nevermine guys..just did a little search and decided to buy an Optima Yellow top thumbsup thumbsup


Great choice.. I heard they were the best... A little costly though but great choice. thumbsup
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bmw52786 Jan 27, 11:02pm - #383926 

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Originally Posted by bmw52786
how much does a yellow top run?

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Eman Feb 7, 6:50am - #383927 

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hey how much are these suckers?

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celicadragon Feb 7, 6:22pm - #383928 

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if a red top is better for perormance and a yellow is better for audio/electronics, then what makes the red top better for performance because from what people are saying the yellow top beats all in every category...?

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narcolepsy123456 Feb 7, 6:31pm - #383929 

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they normally run 159.99 for the yellow top at advanced auto.
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celiwhite Feb 7, 6:44pm - #383930 
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optima red top is good for starter..but i think the yellowtop is more of an all around. i just bought mine and installed it myself. i put a piece of wood underneath to make it raise up to match. was a little bit hard to put the positive back on but all good now. thumbsup
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Eman Feb 7, 7:52pm - #383931 

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sweet thanks, yea i went to my car on superbowl sunday, and my alarm wasnt turning off, i look at the bulb and its not blnking, yup the battery was dead, so here i am, thanks for the help.

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celicadragon Feb 7, 8:51pm - #383932 

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does optima make different color battery tops because that yellow wouldnt look all that great in the engine bay

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celiwhite Feb 7, 8:57pm - #383933 
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yeah but different color tops goes with different purpose.

yellow = audio
red = startup
blue = marine or boats i think.

maybe just paint it celicadragon thumbsup
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celicadragon Feb 8, 6:16pm - #383934 

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oh well i just thought maybe they sold different color caps for the battery or something i dont really like the out come of painting things like that so i would proabably just leave it yellow

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