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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-05, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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Optima Battery's

Hey Guys,

After reading some info on the forums about the optima batteries i am wondering if it is possible to fit any of the optima red or yellow top batteries into the std tray on an ef - The dimensions i get of the net all seem too big , I know that i will gain a little more space by removing the plastic batt. cooler

I would prefer a yellow top battery if posible because the stereo pulls a few amps

PS: I have also posted this in the Audio Section as well

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Re: Optima Battery's

I have a yellow top deep cycle OPTIMA in the ESP. Works beautifully........ Starts the car up like he's just woken up with a hard on and found Jennifer Hawkins lying beside him !!!!!!!! ( 750 CCA )

I also found the battery a little odd to fit on the standard XE battery tray, but nothing a little friggin around couldn't fix. These batteries are also heavier than standard batteries...........around 2 - 4 kg heavier.

They are well worth investing in.

The other option is to mount the sucker in the boot and get rid of your battery tray altogether.
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Re: Optima Battery's

can i be a pain and ask how much u paid, Cartoys only have 500,650 or 900 CCA @ $319, $499 & $539 respectively - Not that i would shop there but its the only p/list i can find with them listed

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Re: Optima Battery's

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can i be a pain and ask how much u paid, Cartoys only have 500,650 or 900 CCA @ $319, $499 & $539 respectively - Not that i would shop there but its the only p/list i can find with them listed
Just checked mine again and its definitely 750CCA Deep Cycle.
I paid $280 brand new as a special deal from a mate. He also bought one so we got a good combined deal. I imagine that the $500 mark is what they would go for at normal retail outlets for the model I got.
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Re: Optima Battery's

Does anyone have an optima yellowtop in a ef/el and has the p/no handy, I pref after a yellow top

I hav e been phoning around and everyone tells me a diffrent kind will fit

D35 - 750cca $435
D51 - 500cca $315
D31 - 900cca $539
750cca yellow top from autobarn to suit falcon tray with correct posts - $349 (guy wouldnt give me the p/No

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Re: Optima Battery's

Got an Email back from optima, the battery that slides straight into the EF, El series is the D34 Yellow Top - $499 from car toys so im going to have to bargain with some ppl a bit i think

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