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Old 07-27-2010
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Ive got a deep cycle Yellow Top and absolutely love it so far! Have done some heavy work running lights front and back with power tools running through an inverter, and it held up for over 3 hours of that work.. which is nice

Plus I can have my audio and sub going for many many many hours nonstop without a worry.. with the stock battery, if I cranked audio and had a sub it would have died out in abot an hour and woudl need a jump start.
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Old 07-30-2010
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26 red top was close to the right size, but still needed a "footprint" (??) adapter so I just went with a Duralast 59 series this time.
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Old 07-30-2010
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I have two red tops in the ranger, nice batteries IMO.
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Old 08-01-2010
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Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
I've heard a lot of bad things about Optimas quality lately. Seems like they got bought out a few years ago and its gone down the drain. I would recommend doing some more research before you spend all that money on them.
Same here. We get a lot of people bringing them in to my work with complaints. I wouldnt ever put one in my truck. My battery has 850 CCA which is more than optima red top and a hell of a lot cheaper. Dont believe the hype on Optima. They use to be real good quality but have since gone down hill. If you really want a high quality AGM battery go with DieHard Platinum.
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Old 08-14-2010
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I had a red top in a '88 2.9 auto for 8 years and never had a problem
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Old 08-15-2010
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Have 2 yellow tops in the Jeep, a red top in the sandrail and a redtop in the ranger, have never had a problem think my pair in the jeep is 7.... ran a blue top in the boat for about 3 years, sold with the boat.

No complaints.
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