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Old 01-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #31
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Optima redtop batteries aren't normal batteries. They're completely sealed, which makes them perfect for our cars.

Optima 12 Volt Performance Battery - Sealed Batteries by Optima

http://www.dcbattery.com/optima2.html
According to the web site Optima does not make a battery for the Bonneville
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According to the web site Optima does not make a battery for the Bonneville
Yes, but that doesn't mean that an Optima battery won't physically fit into a Bonneville.

People over on jeepforum.com are claiming 6, 8, 9, and even 10 years on an Optima battery before it dies.

Granted, it seems that you may need some type of hose run for the breathing if they ever would need to breathe for any reason. Doesn't seem all that difficult.
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I need a new battery for my 1999 SSEi. It has an optima red-top and its about 6 years old. Its getting harder and harder to start the car and the battery fails the charging test. I thought I would get a lot more out of the Optima, but 6 years is ok.

So should I spend double for another Optima or get a good regular battery? Up here in Vancouver, BC, Canada the Optima is about $200, while the regular battery I can find for the car is about $100. What are good brands of regular battery?

Anyone know good places in Vancouver to get the optima or other good battery for cheap?
If you have Auto Zone up there get the Duralast Gold batteries they have for our cars. They are made by the same company who makes Optima batteries and are just as good in my opinion.
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GXP battery and the depression it fits in is way smaller in width than normal. Thinner and longer than norm.
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GXP battery and the depression it fits in is way smaller in width than normal. Thinner and longer than norm.
What are you trying to say? I don't follow.
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I haven't seen a Optima Battery with a width dimension thin enough to fit down the the battery well.
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I haven't seen a Optima Battery with a width dimension thin enough to fit down the the battery well.
I can take a picture of mine tomorrow if you'd like. Fits perfectly fine.
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Tight?. I wonder why Optima says they don't make one for the Bonneville? Possibly a liability concern over the OEM being vented? I know Optima'* are sealed, but do have blow off valves. Can you grab the part # for those that may decide to use it.

My 5 year old OEM seems as good as new, but I'm sure it going to have itz day. You would think with all the electric demands I have it would be tired, ..... but Not!
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god i think mine is original that'* 10 yrs old and she don't like the cold need to get a new one eventually
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Tight?. I wonder why Optima says they don't make one for the Bonneville? Possibly a liability concern over the OEM being vented? I know Optima'* are sealed, but do have blow off valves. Can you grab the part # for those that may decide to use it.

My 5 year old OEM seems as good as new, but I'm sure it going to have itz day. You would think with all the electric demands I have it would be tired, ..... but Not!
It actually dropped right in. Its not as long as the OEM battery, and the only difference is that it isn't vented. I'll find you the part number for the one I'm using.
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