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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:52 pm 
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Anyone on here a dealer for them??? :-k Barry

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are they worth the money? whats the advantages and disadvantages? don't want to hi-jack here...

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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:02 pm 
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My two yellow tops are 4 years old, but my car does not start like a toyota
though. They have been good to me but they are expensive. I use two yellow wal mart batteries on my other car and they do well also.
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are they worth the money? whats the advantages and disadvantages? don't want to hi-jack here...


They are definitely worth the money. The optima is a gel-cell so there is no acid sloshing out the vents in a hard leaving car. they don't leak period. This alone is reason enough to use them. You don't have to worry about which way they are mounted because there are no conventional plates to shift. I've been told you can hang 'em upside down. Oh yeah, they perform great and last longer than a regular battery.

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i am on my 3rd seasom with a turbo start agm batt 16 volt. used where no alt is present. msd has bought out turbo start. i forget the current name of the product from msd. and yes the gel batt is a realy good batt, no spills as gearhead mentioned, same with the agm. completly sealed batts. makes them very safe. agm batts must be used in compartments in boats that have ventilation into cabin, below deck. \:D/

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so back to barry's question, anyone a dealer? thanks for the info guys =;

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Do you guys realise that the optima deep cycle and the Excide deep cycle spiral cell batteries arent what we need for racing.

Those deep cycle batteries are the best for when they sit for long periods of time of the charger. Yep some of our cars do that i suppose, but they arent really designed for the stop start that we do in the pits.
The old style plate system offers the best for that although yo do need to spend good money on one as well.

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Yep, But they make a red top battery for every day use too.. =; Barry

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Yep, But they make a red top battery for every day use too.. =; Barry
That's what I have..... and not a lick of trouble \:D/

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so back to barry's question, anyone a dealer? thanks for the info guys =;


I'm not a dealer for them but I do get a break on the price around $130.00 for the red top + freight. I would have to check to see how much shipping would be.

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I did find a dealer in my area and got a price so its on it's way$132.95..Thanks Chuck =;

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these are available at ABC auto, if you have them. Another nice feature of the yellow top Optimas that I didn't see mentioned, they can recharge at any amperage that you can throw at them. It's handy if you have a charger that can shoot 80 amps to it during short recharge periods between rounds.

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