April 14, 2021, 10:28:52 PM

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Offline Cobranut

Re: Battery choice
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2018, 08:24:28 AM »
I don't use an exotic charger with my Odysseys.
I keep them on a Battery Minder, and have had no issues, and very long life so far.
http://www.batteryminders.com/1510-12-volt-maintenance-charger-desfulator-with-warranty



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Offline Gunnytron

Re: Battery choice
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2018, 08:46:27 AM »
Odyssey basically recommended the MXS 7.0 which will probably work out at the same price.
http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=12880.0
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Re: Battery choice
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2021, 12:30:04 AM »
Just a heads up on Optima battery choice.  Electronically controlled cars need yellow tops, Carbureted cars normally use red for greater cranking power.  That information was straight from Optima at SEMA.  Yellow tops have a more linear power , where as red tops are more peak power which will drop faster, but will crank more power initially.   POOCH !
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Re: Battery choice
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2021, 12:06:32 PM »
I have had really bad luck with yellow tops for some reason.  I built 5 FD LS swaps for a friend of mine (yes 5) and he put yellow tops in 3 of them and all 3 batteries went bad.   Put Odyssey batteries in the other two and they work like a charm.  Switched out the yellow tops with some walmart standard batteries and no issues.  Not sure why the yellow tops shit the bed.  I had a red top in my old car and  it lasted for 10 years in 3 different cars. 
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Re: Battery choice
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2021, 12:46:21 PM »
If an optima ever loses significant charge it never comes back. We use them in our drag cars. If they ever die once they’re garbage. I honestly don’t know why we use them.

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Re: Battery choice
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2021, 02:21:01 PM »
If an optima ever loses significant charge it never comes back. We use them in our drag cars. If they ever die once they’re garbage. I honestly don’t know why we use them.

Same experience I had with them years ago.
Optima batteries are an ancient design, and apparently nothing has changed. SMH
Odyssey for me all the way. :cool:
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