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Ok, I went out and bought the Optima Yellow Top battery for the stereo. It seems, not flaming PVO for the low-end battery (SPECS: 80 RC/450CCA), but if you run anything more than the stock stereo, you heading for trouble.

Question: I noticed that there is a blanket wrap surrounds the lame battery and it has a sensor plug conected to the drivers side. Is this a sensor or battery warmer?

 

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so you were able to fit an optima yellow top in that small space..... i was gonna do the same till i saw how small the battery was, then i became afraid that an optima might not fit in there..... :?:
 

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mdhavi18 said:
so you were able to fit an optima yellow top in that small space..... i was gonna do the same till i saw how small the battery was, then i became afraid that an optima might not fit in there..... :?:
el_jefe: thanks

I will take some pics today if weather permits of the installation. The space was not an issue but the sensor blanket to wrap around the unit.
 

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hey hemi how much did you pay for your battery ??
and what kind of car is that in your sig ??
 

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Okay, I'm geeting into this. Learning time.

Sooo....what are the advantages on using these batts, technically speaking?
 

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but dont we have a 120 amp alternator?? i think the 1st gens were like 105 amps, and i had plenty of stereo mods along with a 300 watt amp...granted it was a class d. unless you plan on only running your stereo when the engine isnt running, i dont think it will matter. the battery doesnt do much but sit and charge when you're running.
 

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Jeremy Smolik said:
but dont we have a 120 amp alternator?? i think the 1st gens were like 105 amps, and i had plenty of stereo mods along with a 300 watt amp...granted it was a class d. unless you plan on only running your stereo when the engine isnt running, i dont think it will matter. the battery doesnt do much but sit and charge when you're running.
Stock are 160-AMP but it came with a lame battery. I can understand why...weight factor. The Optima Battaries weigh-in at 43.2lbs.
 

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Ok, the woman took the cam and the Sony Camera to La today. Damn.

On pics, when she gets back I post them on the sig link for you.

The problem encountered with Optima Batteries:

1) Battery Blanket needs to insert on the battery before re-installing the battery

2) Clamp at the bottom is to short and needs to a billet top clamp. Though, with such a tight fitting, it barely budges.

3) The poles are in reverse. Go figure. Isn't anything standard these days? My suggestion, replace the terminals with billets version from Monster Cable-use either cooper or Gold plated for better conductivity. Anyway, the OEM terminals have to be flattened and stretched over to the battery poles.

4) The battery almost doubled the OEM battery in weight.


Now for the Pro side:
1) A great color coordination over the OEM if you have a YELLOW SRT-4.

2) Cranking power is felt immediately when starting the car.

3) High-end stereo: deeper bass sounds now. What a difference…

4) No lights, gauges, or electrical dimming when playing a high performance stereo.
 

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off hand do you know what the model number for your yellow top battery is? thanks. :D
 

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You can go ahead and purchase t at cosco/ Sams. I think they are about $100 for the REd one. Thats plenty for most people. I though about it and wondered if it would fit.

The sensor is to see if the battery is overcharging and getting hot.
 

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edge007 said:
what type of stereo system did you install to make the lights dimm?
Heh, it doesn't take much. 2 subs and a healthy amp will do it on some cars. But get a good battery, and rewire everything with heavy gauge cable, and you are good to go
 

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*side note on dimming lightes from stereo

if thats all your lookin to fix, you also have the option of getting a capacitor. They can look cool, and not add nearly the weight of a new battery...but then you wouldnt get the additional power for the rest of the car as you would if you went with a deep cell.
 
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