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    So I just bought an optima red top

    My old battery was a durastart i think? Not sure of the exact name but it was just a regular car battery. Recently the battery wouldn't hold its charge over 10hrs of the car being shut off, and I would have to be jumped almost every morning. So i went and bought a red top.

    I was amazed at the difference it makes. My amps are a JBL BP1200.1 and a phoenix gold octane R804 powering my speakers. As soon as I hooked up the battery and played a song i could hear a huge difference especially with my comps. The tweets are more detailed and the bass has much more punch to it. This is with only 1 of the big 3 done, i'm looking forward to hearing it when I get the other 2 wires done.

    Basically what I am saying is, its worth it to upgrade to a deep cycle battery.







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    Re: So I just bought an optima red top

    Yes a new better battery does wonders for your electrical system.

    But for the record the red-top is not a deep cycle battery.



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    Re: So I just bought an optima red top

    I was going to go with the yellow top but it didn't have enough CCA for my car. I thought the red tops were deep cycle? didnt know they weren't. Learn something new everyday.




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    Re: So I just bought an optima red top

    Yeah just the yellow tops and blue tops are deep cycles. But I have had much better luck with red tops under hood anyways.



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    Re: So I just bought an optima red top

    i just bought a 60.00 everstart battery when i needed an electrical upgrade lol. i bet it works just as well as your 150.00+ redtop



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    Re: So I just bought an optima red top

    thats what my old battery was. an everstart. ****er didn't even last 2 years.




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    Re: So I just bought an optima red top

    Quote Originally Posted by wvufootball View Post
    thats what my old battery was. an everstart. ****er didn't even last 2 years.
    maybe yours was faulty. the batter in the car before i replaced it was an everstart, and had been there for over 7 years. it had no problems except for the fact it wasnt putting out enough voltage to keep my subwoofers at an optimal level



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    Re: So I just bought an optima red top

    I thought you said it performed as well as a red top?




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    Re: So I just bought an optima red top

    Quote Originally Posted by wvufootball View Post
    I thought you said it performed as well as a red top?
    i said my new one "probably" performs as well. i doubt a 7 year old battery will perform as well as a brand new one.



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    Re: So I just bought an optima red top

    Quote Originally Posted by reed dollaz View Post
    i said my new one "probably" performs as well. i doubt a 7 year old battery will perform as well as a brand new one.
    the red top discharges energy faster than the yellow top btw..............so if your everstart battery discharges energy faster than a yellow top then NO.....your $60 everstart ain't "as good" as a red top....nor has the deep cycle abilities of the yellow.........its not $140+ for nothing.



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