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Optima Yellow top review

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by ColoradoTJ, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Apr 20, 2017 at 7:09 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I use my sh....stuff, so this might not apply to many people on this site. My electrical system on my TJ gets taxed...hard.

    I have "heard" that Optima batteries sold out and moved production down to Mexico, and uses recycled lead and processes that are less than stellar. Normally, the whole made in Mexico thing does bother me a little, but I thought "what the hell?"

    This yellow top was purchased from Summit Racing for a pretty good deal that I just couldn't pass up....200.00, in March of 2016.

    @Thegr8punkin and I have an off-roading trip planned soon and I was going to take my Tacoma, but that is not what it is for, no matter how easy the trail. Today I told him the TJ would get a look at it to make it run. Had fuel pressure, air, and spark...just not enough ass to crank the starter. So I checked the Optima. Sure as hell, 11.1VDC pretty sure there is an issue with that battery. I pulled the battery out of the Lexus real quick and what do you know...fired right up.

    I had an X2Power in 06-13 with no issues, but was coming to the end of life on that AGM battery. Time to ante up and get a real battery again. Tonight I ponied up for the X2Power Group 34

    https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/car-and-truck/jeep/tj/2003/l6-4.0l-600cca/sli34agmdp

    I figured since they were offering a 30.00 rebate, why not?

    The Optima lasted me 13 months, and in reality, a lot less than that since I only started Jeeping this current build late in 16', but I did buy it in April.

    Even the guy at Batteries Plus doesn't even recommend them and they sit on his shelf. So, you have been warned. I must have ate a big bowl of dumbass the morning I ordered the Yellow top Optima. Stupid hurts....and did.

    Connor, we are on homie...
     
  2. Apr 20, 2017 at 7:38 PM
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    Ditto to that, I have a redtop in my cougar. It takes a lot of cranking to get gas to the carb after sitting for a while. The optima doesn't last long enough way more often than a descent regular battery that costs way less. I also had one in my 1st gen. Left the lights on for about twenty minutes. Totally killed it, it took a full size Chevy revving for a 1/2 hr to get it to start. I was driving it daily and the optima was less than two years old. First and last time I'll buy one! Wait, I bought two!:angrygirl:
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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    I have a red top in my 4runner... But it has a 4banger in it. Though, I've gone through alternator pretty quick. I think I'm going to get a direct bolt on alt from primer power welder.

    With that said, the owner of power welder refuses to warranty any of them if used with an optima. So until this battery (or this current alternator) dies it'll stay.
     
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  4. Apr 20, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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    15 years ago, they were good batteries. The business I was associated with used to sell PPW, pretty good stuff. If he won't warranty his stuff with an Optima...all you need to know about that...
     
  5. Apr 20, 2017 at 10:07 PM
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    The one in there is close to 10 years old now I believe...
     
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  6. Apr 20, 2017 at 10:10 PM
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    7d2e845678baa455833a2bb8038b1a2a_0294023c7c076b36ab1bcec964934fe24539cf4a.jpg lol went and double checked
     
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  7. Jun 8, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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    I have a red top optima in my Chevy that's got to be 10 plus years old. I will check the date sticker when I get home. Kwik kar tells me they are garbage now that they are made in mexico. That's too bad.
     
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