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Old 08-16-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a battery so I hopefully don't have to replace it for the next 5+ years or so.. i was thinking of getting the optima red top (model 35) and wrapping it in the termo tec battery wrap. Is this over kill? what do you guys think?

(nows the perfect time to buy a optima battery right now because of the $25 rebate )
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:24 AM   #2
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bump!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:01 AM   #3
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optima batteries are hype

dont fall for it....and anywhere it is HOT most of the year....batteries wont last that long under the hood anyway

you'd be better off buying an advance auto gold battery with a 36 month non-prorated warranty(you get a free replacement for 3 years) and 84 month prorate
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:53 AM   #4
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Heat kills batteries and turbo cars have a lot of heat under the hood.

I would try the battery wrap, I know of a few that have gotten longer battery life with the battery wrapped.

I can't really say any Optima lasts longer than a decent other brand battery.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:00 AM   #5
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so the thermo tec battery wrap is a go?
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:48 PM   #6
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bump! is the wrap overkill on the optima?
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:18 AM   #7
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I would use the wrap, I'm not sure I would spend the extra on an Optima.

About the only time I have seen better results with an Optima battery are when people are running a huge sound system. But that part is just my opinion.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:12 PM   #8
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bump! is the wrap overkill on the optima?
forget the bloody optima...ya just payin fer hype
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:19 AM   #9
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^^^completly agree.

Do you really need an optima? If you answered yes.... than why a red top? Its just an overpriced starting battery. Unless you're mounting it upside down there's no reason to waste the money. I've seen more returned than being sold back when we used to carry them at my work.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:34 AM   #10
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i like the batcap you can find it online
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:06 AM   #11
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i like the batcap you can find it online


and MORE hype shows up to the party
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