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biggest optima in a stock battery tray

like it says, anyone know what the biggest optima you can fit in the stock battery tray, with the stock hold down is?

the battery on my 2006 is starting to head south just in time for canadian winter, and i would like to upgrade! it still starts in in -20C range, but it feels weak.
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I've got a red top in my green 94 & my 92 tow pig.......BEST DAMN BATTERY you can buy in my book!!!
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turns out there's not that many sizes of optimas, atleast in red top... that simplifies things a bit!
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if you go yellow top it will fit you have to hammer on the tray just a little bit on the front and back lip then it will drop right in. it also should come with the new V block hold down for the battery and use the back added on attachment for it to go under the hold down lip of the driver side of the tray.
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don't have much use for a yellow top though. no monster stereo, or subs, no winch, no extra lights (yet). the only thing i run over stock is a radar detector.

my reasoning for wanting to go with an AGM are vibration resistance (i travel rough roads daily) and cold resistance (canadian winters!).
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I don't like Optima batteries, never had good luck with them.
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