post #16 of Old 03-03-2008, 07:23 PM
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Optima Red Top

doesnt like the cold weather...

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post #17 of Old 03-16-2008, 10:20 PM
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Optima Red Top

Definitely a great battery but are they really worth the money?
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post #18 of Old 03-22-2008, 01:15 PM
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Best $75 spent
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post #19 of Old 03-25-2008, 11:14 PM
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Seems good so far, definately starts better when it's cold out
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post #20 of Old 04-16-2008, 09:35 PM
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very dependable
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post #21 of Old 04-23-2008, 06:30 PM
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Optima Red Top

I have found that the red top optima looses it's charge if not ran all the time and if you leave radio/lights and drain the battery it becomes increasingly hard to charge, mine charged five times befor it took a crap. maybe other color optimas do better but my two (one warrenty) were crap. I rated it a four because I spent too much money to admit it is a 1.
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post #22 of Old 04-23-2008, 07:06 PM
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Great.
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post #23 of Old 04-23-2008, 08:44 PM
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Works great
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post #24 of Old 04-24-2008, 02:11 PM
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Optima Red Top

Very good battery, starts everytime, and powers everything. If you were thinking about getting an Optima tho I would save up for the Dual Post Blue Top Optima if you have a winch, air compressor, or lots of lights. Also I would recommend a high-output alternator like a PowerMaster
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post #25 of Old 04-27-2008, 09:48 PM
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Optima Red Top

Very satisfied with this product. It handles the rough terrain that I frequent and gives me no trouble during cold season.
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post #26 of Old 04-30-2008, 07:20 AM
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I've had the same Red Top for a few years now. It has withstood winch loads and an alternator going out. I now run a 160amp alternator with it.
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post #27 of Old 05-01-2008, 06:53 PM
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Optima Red Top

the great thing about Optima is it's just plug and play ... hook it up, walk away ... never worry about it again ... you can throw it in a dryer on super spin setting and it will still kick ***
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post #28 of Old 05-05-2008, 07:53 AM
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Optima Red Top

Purchased battery to better support my winch and kc lights. I was undecided about the red top or the yellow top and I ended up with the red top as a result of a good sales price.
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post #29 of Old 05-06-2008, 12:31 PM
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I'm actually running the "Lifeline" battery. Better than the Optima in my opinion.
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post #30 of Old 05-12-2008, 01:54 AM
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Optima Red Top

awesome battery, enuff juice for my winch, 2 kc 150 watt pencil beams, backup light, power inverter
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