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Old July 28th, 2011, 03:44 PM
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Hi, I would like some input on Optima batteries. Blue top deep cycle versus yellow top automotive.Doe's one work better than the other and why? I have a blue top in mine, have experienced no problems but my buddy thinks the yellow would be better. Shep :camorzr:
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Re: Optima Batteries

Its red -auto, blue-marine, and yellow deep cycle. For the small engine and relatively low CCA requirements, I would use the yellow if you run alot of accessories.
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X2 on the yellow top. I use the odyssey 925. Cheaper for sure
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Re: Optima Batteries

I had an Odyssey 925 that went bad. I've owned it for 16 months. I took it down to the local dealer here in Boise and they gave me a brand new battery. Needless to say I'm sold on the Odyssey!
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Re: Optima Batteries

Odyssey 925 or an Optima Red or Yellow are all good options for an sxs. We run a std RZR with a Red Top and it's got stereo, lights, winch, you name it. Never had any problems with it.

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Re: Optima Batteries

The optima D34 yellow top is identical to the D34M Marine or blue top/Marine battery. The specs are exatly the same. The only difference between the two are that the blue top has a pair of extra 5/16th studs on top of the battery. These studs come in handy when wiring in accessories as you dont have to clutter the main pos+ battery lead. I ran a 8g lead to a fuse block under the dash to power all my accesories. Also, I found the marine optima at costco for 135 bucks!!
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Re: Optima Batteries

Personally, I like the Odyssey batteries the best. I have had really good luck with them. All the ones that I have had in the past have lasted for over 5 years with absolutely no maintenence(no battery tender). On the other hand all of the Optima's I have ever used; I have only gotten 2-3 years out of. The 925 Odyssey will start a V8 and is considerably less heavy than an Optima. Just my 2 cents. I have noticed a sharp decline in the quality of Optima over the past several years.
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