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    Getting an optima red top.

    Last week I ordered an optima red top for my car, it is scheduled to come in in another week. This morning on my way to work my cars battery died so later today i am going to buy another optima red top locally. Currently i only have a 90 amp stock alternator however in the near future I will be getting a 160 amp, also i currently have a 35 farad digital capacitor. My question is should i return one when my new battery comes in or should i just keep both and put one in the back with my sound system?



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

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    I have optima batteries as well as many, many others. Check me out and I will work with you on anything you want. imo, caps are basically useless unless its one of the gigantic ones.

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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    With my current setup do you think it would be worth having a dedicated battery along with my 35 farad capacitor or should i just return my second battery?



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    Quote Originally Posted by tpatten12345 View Post
    With my current setup do you think it would be worth having a dedicated battery along with my 35 farad capacitor or should i just return my second battery?
    My opinion yes. I would have a dediucated battery for your system. It willno doubt help with the life of all of your stuff



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    what kinda power are you running



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    nothing huge, just 500 watt digital amp and soon to be 400 watts for speakers but my lights still dim a little on long hard hits



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    Use both batteries and ditch the cap.



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    another option i have is to get an optima yellow top and use it as my main battery till my redtop comes in and then put my redtop up front and my yellow top in the back with my sub and amp



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    Quote Originally Posted by tpatten12345 View Post
    another option i have is to get an optima yellow top and use it as my main battery till my redtop comes in and then put my redtop up front and my yellow top in the back with my sub and amp
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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    Quote Originally Posted by tpatten12345 View Post
    nothing huge, just 500 watt digital amp and soon to be 400 watts for speakers but my lights still dim a little on long hard hits
    You should not have issues with dimming lights running 500 watts. I suspect clipping.




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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chriszle View Post
    You should not have issues with dimming lights running 500 watts. I suspect clipping.
    Exactly what I was thinking. Try using a shorter timing belt also.




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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    I am driving an older subaru with lots of accessories and only a 90 amp alternator thats 10+ years old and a bad battery, i definitely am not experiencing any clipping its just a small electrical system with a huge load on it and i am just trying to see what the best upgrade would be. I am currently running a JL 12w6 off of an Alpine PDX-V9(digital amp, no peak or rms wattage just 500 all the time) and i only experience lights dimming if i have constant bass for over 45- 60 seconds with no time to recharge and only the very low hard hitting bass causes the dimming.



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    500watts is not a huge load jsut sayin



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    When i say a huge load i mean the amp aswell as several other accessories in the car and due to its age it probably is only really putting out like 60 amps so overall my electrical system is overloaded.



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    Re: Getting an optima red top.

    I would go with matching red or yellows, before mixing them. Just use the two reds and, like what was said before, ditch the cap. Should be plenty.



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