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February 6, 2008
2:32 am
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Justin
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I need to buy a new battery for my Jeep. I am looking at the Optimas, I don't know what color yet.
What do you all reccommend and why.

February 6, 2008
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I have a yellow top. I've heard a lot of hit or miss type things about Optimas lately, but I've been really happy. Mine cranks and winches like crazy even with a small alternator.

February 6, 2008
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Optima blue for me. It's worked flawlessly for four years and it was used when I bought it. I've ran it dead a few times and a simple jump start brings it right back from the dead.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

February 6, 2008
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I've got dual yellow top Optima's. I picked them because they're suppose to be better with high drain usage. I've also got one for the starting battery in the motorhome.

From what I've heard on http://www.jeepbbs.net (ie, mrblaine & crew) another good choice would be the Odyssey batteries. http://www.odysseybatteries.com/

February 6, 2008
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"FAM" wrote: another good choice would be the Odyssey batteries. http://www.odysseybatteries.com/

I've heard good things about the Odyssey batteries too but I have no first hand knowledge about them.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

February 6, 2008
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i've completly destroyed several red and yellow tops on my lowrider. i ended up going with red top because it has the best warranty. 3yr full replacement and also has 3yr prorated warranty after the initial 3yrs. blue only has 1.5yr yellow only has 1yr. full replacement. just dont ask me how many times i've been to autozone telling them my battery wont work anymore. embarassed

http://www.optimabatteries.com.....rranty.php

February 6, 2008
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I've owned the Red, Yellow and Blue tops. I'd get a Blue or a Yellow top because they will recover when ran dead. The Red top loses about 50% of its life if you run it dead. John has my used blue top and it worked great for me (as a stand alone on board refrigerator battery) I got a good deal on the yellow top from the truck works place (Phil). It was $25 less than Costco.

February 6, 2008
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Yellow top here, no complaints.

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