i getting a new battery so I need a little help on which to pick.
Andi said:I've seen some misinformation here..... Optimas are IMHO the best batteries..
If you have a big stereo system and you play it a lot w/ the engine off, you want a deep cycle. That is a yellow top. It is not available in reversed terminals as we need, so you'll have to cross and/or stretch the wires.
If you do not have a big system or don't use it w/o the motor running, then you can get the regular Optima automotive battery. This is what I got. Their regular automotive batteries are called the "red top." However, if you want an automotive battery with reversed terminals, it's an "orange top." That's right, an orange top is nothing but a regular red top (automotive, NOT deep cycle) with reversed terminals.
The correct direct replacement model for our cars is the 800R Orange Top.
So the red and blue tops do not have the reverse terminal configuration then, right? Only the Orange does.Flavio said:Optima Blue Tops are exactly the same as the Red or Yellow Tops. You can get a normal (Red Top specs) Blue Top or a deep cycle Blue Top (Yellow Top specs).
Like Andi said make sure you get the Optima with the right terminals.
If you want to install a big stereo you might consider an Optima with dual terminals, that way you can leave the stock wiring intact and use the extra terminals for the stereo and alarm stuff.
Check out www.optimabatteries.com for further info.