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    Icon32 Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    Looking to upgrade my Wal-Mart battery before I put in my system. I have an Integra that has a really small battery (riding lawnmower battery if you ask me) and Optima makes one just for my car but so does Stinger and a few other companies I'm sure.

    What is the best battery/price? (Keep in mind that this will be my primary and only battery.)

    I can get the Optima 51RD Yellow Top for $116.95 after shipping.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...912405610&rd=1
    BCI Group 51R size case for Honda and Acura
    Peak Discharge (MCA) of 625 amps
    Cold Cranking Output (CCA) of 500 amps
    Reserve Capacity of 70 minutes @ 25 amps
    Nominal (C/20) Capacity of 41 Ah
    Ultra-Fast Recharge
    SAE Top-Mount Posts
    Internal Resistance: 0.0046 ohms
    Dimensions of 9 5/16" L x 5 1/16" W x 8 15/16" H (top of posts)


    Stinger Power SPV35 for $106.90 after shipping.
    http://www.cardomain.com/sku/STISPV35
    Group 51 equivalent case for Honda and Acura
    Maximum Peak Discharge of 1050 amps
    5-Second Cranking Output of 525 amps
    Cold Cranking Output (CCA) of 438 amps
    Nominal Capacity (C/20) of 35 Ah
    Absorbed Glass Matt (AGM) Dry Cell Technology
    Solid Copper Alloy Top Posts
    Internal Resistance: <0.006 ohms
    Dimensions of 8 1/4" W x 5" D x 7 3/4" H
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    HU ------ Pioneer DEH-P9200R
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    F AMP --- Crossfire TEK 75.2
    S AMP --- Crossfire BMF1000D
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    POWER -- Optima Yellow Top
    ALARM -- Ungo MS8300
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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    they're all pretty much alike...go with whatever is more convienent...

    I love my Optima, comes in really handy having that deep cycle capability.




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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    do it! gotta love eBay!



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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    i bought mine at a local auto parts store...they even put it in, because i'm a lazy ***




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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    id get the optima since i have one. yep im Biased like frosty
    *kinda offtopic
    Red Top not deep cycle, Blue Top deep cycle.
    the reason i ask is because there real cheap at coscto.
    I have a red top but would getting a blue be better?
    prob return the red top for the blue if you guys think its worth it.




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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    i'd go for the blue top...

    i've never had a problem starting in cold weather with a deep cycle. Works fine as a primary.




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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    ill make a thread




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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    no, the red top is a starting battery..it'll drain the same way a "regular" lead acid will.

    the blue top is a marine battery, and it has marine terminals on it...other than that, it's indentical with the yellow top.




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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    thats what i thougth the blue top was for marine use, but can you use a blue top in a car ?




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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    post on my thread "blue vs red". i dont wanna hijack this one




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    Re: Optima 51RD Yellow Top vs. ?????????

    Thanks I have used a Yellow Top in my last car and loved it. They do not make a Red Top or Blue Top in the Group 51.



    1996 Honda Integra GS-RL
    -------------------------------------
    HU ------ Pioneer DEH-P9200R
    FRONT -- CDT Audio CL-61A
    REAR ---- CDT Audio CL-6X
    SUBS ---- 2 RE SE 10s
    BOX ----- 3.023 ft^3 @ 33.31 Hz
    F AMP --- Crossfire TEK 75.2
    S AMP --- Crossfire BMF1000D
    WIRE ---- Knukonceptz 4 GA
    POWER -- Optima Yellow Top
    ALARM -- Ungo MS8300
    -------------------------------------

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