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I originally I thought my alternator was taking a dump but after doing some testing I figured out that my battery needs to be replaced. So my question is whats a good replacement battery?

I do have a small sound system, 10" sub, if that makes a difference. I am looking possibly for a lightweight smaller battery but any good hi-performance battery will be fine.

Ideally I would like to spend under $150. What do you guys recommend?
 

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go for the yellow top click on my pic to see what is running on my yellowtop never one issue with it 2 years old and never dead 1 yet.
 

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But he's only looking to spend $150 so the yellow top is out of his price range.
Whats the big differences between the two? I know the yellow top is deep cycle so you can run it longer without charging right, but other than that what other benefits does it have? My system does not draw that much power so it does seem beneficial for me to spend the extra money on the yellow top.
 

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I think on the yellow tops the CCA's are higher. Since you're system doesn't draw much power the red top will be fine for you and it will be cheaper. You can read up on them HERE
 

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im sure. interstate are great batteries too never had a problem with then and if it ever dies within 10 years they replace it

yellow top
MODEL NUMBER D34/78 D75/25 D34 D35 D51 & D51R
PERFORMANCE
Voltage 12v 12v 12v 12v 12v
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0F 750 620 750 620 450
Cranking Amps @ 32F 870 770 870 770 575
Reserve Capacity 120 100 120 100 66


red top
MODEL NUMBER 34 & 34R 75/25 34/78 78 25 & 35 6V
PERFORMANCE
Voltage 12v 12v 12v 12v 12v 6v
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0F 800 720 800 800 720 800
Cranking Amps @ 32F 1000 910 1000 1000 910 1000
 

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i used to sell optima batteries the red tops start around 140 ish and yellow around 170 ish
 

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good choice any optima will do you great!
 

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Well Amazon shipped my battery super fast and I got it and installed it yesterday and all I can say is wow. My car starts a lot faster and my car seems to actually run a little better(Probably just my imagination). Thanks for the recommendation everyone!
 
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