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Old 03-31-2007, 09:25 PM   #1
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The Optima battery in my convertible isn't holding a charge very well after 10 years.

Have youse guys seen any difference in these batteries?

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aftwr 10 yrs i think ya got your money worth outa that one... i dont think ive ever had a battery last longer then 4 or 5 yrs
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the Red Top is designed for the standard location for a car.....that means that the Red top is designed to start the vehicle and have a charge from the alternator

the yellow top is designed for a second battery, or a battery that is used when the vehicle is off....also known as a Deep Cycle battery

here is the link to Optima'* site
http://www.optimabatteries.com/publi...utomotive.html
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aftwr 10 yrs i think ya got your money worth outa that one... i dont think ive ever had a battery last longer then 4 or 5 yrs
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My yellow top hasn't failed me for 6 years and three dead alternators. Drove from the carwash, home, gas station, then 45 minutes on the highway before the voltage got below 10.5 this last time. Then I pulled over and waited for dad to show up with a spare.
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Got the Yellow Top at the local parts store. $180 plus tax.
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Yellow FTW. Mine has outlasted 2 cars, and still holds a perfect charge
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This is going to the Lounge since it'* not Bonneville related.
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My brain and heart said yes to an Optima battery, but my wallet said no
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Red because I don't need a deep cycle, I don't want to stress my alt with having to charge up a deep cycle if I do leave the lights on, and it was a lot cheaper...
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