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First off, the sticker on the side of the battery is when it was made?? Mine says 11/05....how long do batteries usually last??

Secondly, Im looking for a high performance battery that will handle my amp to the fullest without problems...

Im thinking of getting a new battery because recently since I got my new amp, my battery light comes on when im driving and once I shift the light turns off....weird...
 

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wierd about the light. but most people will agree with me and tell you to purchase an Optima brand battery. im thinking you will want the "red top"
 

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For your needs?

Optima. Yellow Top.
 

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how much do those go for? also the sticker on the side of the battery tells me its expiration date or the date it was made???
 

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whats the difference between red top and yellow top?
 

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Go check out

http://www.optimabatteries.com

The Yellow Top is what I have.. its for deep power cycling.. I run a LOT of GLOW, and will be upgrading my soundsystem too. The only battery I will ever need or use. WOrks great.
 

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thanx sounds good....will get one of those for sure...i wonder if pep boys or autozone carry those....

crazymatt...how does a regular battery usually last...and what does the date on the sticker mean?
 

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i wonder if my battery really needs to be replaced...
 

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anyone?
 

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Screw Optima. Theyre too heavy and you can get a Hawker Genesis for less. The Hawker Genesis is 13.5 lbs. for $69. LOL I have had my Hawker for almost 2 years and no troubles at all. They say expect up tp 8 years of life out of these.
 

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My buddy at work has a pretty big system in his Accord and only running onof these as i am and has had no problems at all also. I can get your the address from work in the morning so you can contact them directly and save a ton of money. These batteries are the same ones that DynaBat sells, they just place their labels on the batteries. This will allow you to buy direct. They even gave a couple mounts for these smaller battreies. The site is called Portable Power Systems if you can find that.
 

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I've had good experiences with Optima. My Taurus wagon has one, as does the Porsche, and the trucks have them too. Three YellowTops each, to run the lights. I want one for my Focus, I'm thinking a RedTop, cuz I dont plan on having a big system.
 

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RIght now I am running:

Exterior:
Streetglow 7-Color LED Wheel Well Kit
Streetglow 7-Color LED Underbody Kit
Streetglow Headlight Strobe
LED Light Rider Bar

Interior:
Kenwood HU
Streetglow 10" Neon (2 tubes)
Streetglow 9" Neon (4 tubes)
Streetglow LEDs (2 behind each vent)
LED Dome Light
LED Switchpanel (mounted in ashtray)

And I haven't had any problems with my Yellow Top.

Lots more to come, too.. hehe..
 

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Wow Matt, i bet you light up the streets dont you.
 
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