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Old 01-29-2007
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battery recomendations

i have a set of KCs and and a moderate soundsystem, and the reason i ask is because i was driving down the road at night and i was going to turn on the KCs, just to warm them up, and i lost power to everything.
What would you guys recommend in a new battery? Optima, Duralast, etc.?
Or would it be better to go with a new altenator?
I don't know... i'm asking for your help.

ps. i also plan to add more accessories in the future, so what would you recomend?
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Optima Yellow Top for sure with all that electrical stuff. I got the redtop for myself because all i have is my sound system and i definitely <3 it
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A yellowtop isn't necessary unless you're going to be charging and completely discharging the battery often (i.e. you have a show truck with whiz-bang lights and sound running for hours at a show). Get an Optima Red Top, definitely.
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even w/ th KCs, System, and future electronics? Well either way Red or Yellow are the way to go
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yeah the red tops and yellow tops put out about the same power, the yellow top is just meant to be charged/discharged more. that's why it's called a deep cycle battery. a red top is more for conventional applications where you just need more CCA and power from the battery.
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I have a Red Top Optima best battery I ever had!
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while we're on the topic of optima batteries, does anyone know the part number for a yellow top for an '02? I can't really seem to find it and the Optima website only lists red tops for rangers. Thanks.
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umm, anybody heard of kenetic batteries? i was thinking about getting a pair of yellow tops or a big a$$ kenetic...but then i'd need a huge alternator to charge both of them (optima's).
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