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Old 04-21-2004, 02:51 PM   #21
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Looks great.....especially that upper intake. Just a note, that Optima yellow-top will kill your alternator before too long
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Just a note, that Optima yellow-top will kill your alternator before too long
how so?
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Your car looks FANTASTIC!!!!
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Red Tops are the battery of choice if that brand is your flavour of choice and the dark stuff looks like rust inhibitor. I have the same in my car.
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Just a note, that Optima yellow-top will kill your alternator before too long
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It'* a deep-cycle battery. The charging characteristics are beyond your alternators designed capability. Use it as a second battery, behind an isolator if you need it for your Audio.
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what about if you get a higher amperage alternator? like a 160 like urs
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No dice. You'll just kill a more expensive alternator. The charging/regulating circuits in automotive alternators aren't designed to deal with the deep charging characteristics of a deep cycle battery. Putting the correct circuit in BEHIND an isolator will solve part of the problem, but you'll still need at least a 160 or 200 amp alt at that point.

Running the yellow top isn't a matter of if, but rather WHEN the alt will die.
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so i see you have a red top...whats the difference?
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The red top is a standard automotive battery. But still with the Optima cell/coil/gel technology.

The yellow top is for RV'*, boats, or Audio systems, but not as a primary battery.
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thanks much...maybe sooner or later ill get a 2nd batter...but right now ill prolly be getting a red top then
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