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Old 12-14-2014, 08:50 PM   #11
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Those are to say lbs? How are the optima battery's & whats better the red, yellow or blue for a DD. I have a motorcraft 40r, that I put in '10. The oem one was still going but I got this one out a wrecked '10 foci w/ low miles.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:00 PM   #12
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Yes those are lbs sorry I did not keep units with the numbers.

Red is designed more as a starter DD type battery. yellow and blue tops are more deep cycle. I think the blue top costs a bit more due to also being Marine certified in use and carried a longer warranty. (wont find these in most stores) most part stores carry the Red or the Yellow Tops.

The Red will handle most anything and great for all autos. you usually go to the yellow if you need the life of a deep cycle. they provide the same CCA (or close to it) but can handle more almost complete discharges. the red tops are good for a hand full of 100 to 10% discharge type usage where the yellow and blue tops are closer to the hundreds of cycles. Yellows also cost more than red. Usually unless you have a huge car stereo pushing more than 3-4 thousand watts or a winch (or some other device that draws a lot of power when the car may not be on) the red top is the best choice for a DD Focus.

I guess I spoke before doing more of a search the Braille B2015 is a every day use battery and is 15 lbs (so more than 1/2 the weight).
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Look up kinetik batteries. AGM like the Braille but less money I think. They are car audio batteries but I am using one in my Monte Carlo for a starting battery for the past 3.5 years with no problems.
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