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Old 03-25-2011, 06:27 PM
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Default Optima Battery Install

I wanted to upgrade to an Optima battery when my original died. I'd read on the forum that there was a problem putting the battery cover back on because the terminals on the Optima were different than on the original. Here's my solution:

Put the cover over the battery and then laid out where there were clearance problems. Cut off the extra material. Cleaned it up and put it back in.
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:26 PM
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Thanks, I've been thinking about an Optima for mine, also.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:48 PM
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Looks good. I did the same with my Optima.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:06 AM
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What is the part number on the yellow-Top that you used.

I went to the Optima site and it only recomends the Red-Top

Thank You
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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Nice job Erik, see it only takes a little thinking to overcome something that others see as a problem.

I went a different route.

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:19 PM
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Good Job.
I too, ended up cutting my top cover after my install of a single Red Top Optima.
Very simple proceedure
I was on the fence about the dual battery setup, which looks great, but only went with the single battery.
My old Delco is sitting on the bench and still holds a charge. I'll keep it for emergency purposes.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:02 PM
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i stashed the complete stock box for a future restore if i sell to a purist. added a 2nd isolated reg batt for backup.
the bunger setup,supreme,outshines my "ugly"but functual stuff!,nice.
i still think my brass conn setup is the best yet
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:34 PM
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I am gonna do a optima battery install, too
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:37 AM
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It's in the details that makes it look good....
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:52 PM
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Sorry, which battery did you choose? The guy at Optima suggested the D7525 (yellow top) but it has side posts....
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