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    OK i was at walmart tonight, yeah i know i'm a highrollin' big spender, so what......anyway

    Optima Red Top 35/75.................$140

    Optima Red Top 34/78.................$160

    then at C-Tire.......everyone buys stuff there, admit it

    Orbital Extreme............................$180


    so question to those who know this kinda stuff

    which is better to replace my starting battery AND sufficently run my stereo and aux lighting..........this is until I change my setup and buy some yellow tops just for the aftermarket additions, until then

    which is better and why? (more power, long lasting etc.)

    will they bugger up in the winter, sorry CALGARY winter i mean

    does aftermarket additios void warranties etc?

    thanks for help

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    when you're running in car electronics (stereo whatnot) you're not running power off your battery.. you're running off your alternator.

    be more concerned about your alternator and possible capacitor setups if you've got the big bass going..

    in general more cold cranking amps = better startup, especially during the winter

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    Originally posted by method
    when you're running in car electronics (stereo whatnot) you're not running power off your battery.. you're running off your alternator.

    be more concerned about your alternator and possible capacitor setups if you've got the big bass going..

    in general more cold cranking amps = better startup, especially during the winter
    yeah i know about the alternator, but right now my battery sucks and the stereo needs more current, i know with a bigger built up reserve this would aid in stopping this cutting out.......plus if my engine is off and i want to run my stereo or lights then its staright from battery right

    thats what i mean more

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    also i have two power caps that help, but i need a new battery......buying a better alternator? would this be most cost effective if i still used the crap battery or should i replace both

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    Optima has one of the worst warranty service records in the industry. I'd rather be safe and use a Delco. Just my 2 cents worth..
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    I buy all my batteries at Walmart they have energizer batteries for about 80.00 that have 875CCA and run anything it takes alot to kill the bastards also come with a 5 year warranty which i believe 2-3 are free replacement. Also walmart won't argue with you if you do end up killing it they may test it and say it's dead but in the end they don't care if they give you a new one. As for the optima i have never sold one and never will EXIDE makes 80% of all the batteries sold so go for the cheap easy to get warranty ones.

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