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Optima Battery

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by obdtwointegra, May 15, 2003.

  1. obdtwointegra

    obdtwointegra Junior Member

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    whats the differince between a regular battery and an optima battery, whats the good and bad side?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    they dont leak, and are expensive

    thats about it
     
  3. Slo86GT

    Slo86GT Super Moderator

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    I own 3 of them. One in each of my cars, because, frankly, they kick ass.

    The are a gel cell, sealed casing, which means they can be installed in the interior without venting, and they can be mounted in ANY position, even up side down, if you so desire.

    Also, they DO NOT corrode. At least none that I've used or seen.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    a few customers at the shop i help out at have had an issue with the optima batteries
    they can not be re charged once compleatly drained
    so if you have a tendancy to leave the lights on or any shit like that its probly not a good idea to get one :)
     
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    5genracer Senior Member

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    I moved my battery to the trunk, and I had two batteries go out in 3 months from the bounciness of my stupid coilovers. I bought an optima gel-cell, and never had another problem, and it has been almost a year.
     
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    delsolsir2 Junior Member

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    It depends what you want out of the optima. if you want solid performance go with a red top. Doing a big stereo, go yellow and blue is for marine. the blue are deep cycle batteries and not recommended for car use. Ive had a trunk mounted red top in my sol for almost two years. only thing that sucks is that they dont make one that will fit into the hole for 5th gen civics.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    If you do a search I think I posted a long list of information relating to different batteries with their pics and weights. Give it a try......


    Milan
     
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