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Old 03-20-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Switching batteries

Is there anything I should know before disconnecting the battery to install an Optima? Will the radio lock up or anything? I did a search and couldn't find much on this.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:50 AM   #2
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what are you meaning when you say "lock up".you may have to reset your radio.but it won't hurt anything.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:20 AM   #3
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You will need to reset your windows, no big deal. I just followed the instuctions on the DIC, it's also in the owners manual.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:26 AM   #4
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why optima? there are so much better choices.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:29 AM   #5
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What's wrong with OE?
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:34 AM   #6
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actually nothing is wrong with the OE battery... espically being that they are built to vent to the outside of the vehicle which you would not be able to do with any aftermarket without building a sealed compartment to enclose the Battery.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:09 AM   #7
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I just need a more powerful than stock as I plan to add a sub and amp to the factory ba system. By lock up i was referring to the anti theft that disables the radio then you need a code tounlock it. The reason I chose optima is they are zero maintenance sealed batteries. They don't require ventilation. If there is a better option I'm open to suggestions
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:56 AM   #8
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Speagle,

How much power are you planning on running? you may not need to upgrade, and if you do look into some better options... though Optimas are good they do not hhold up to the abuse that higher power amps of today will put on them. Oddessy ( I have them badged as Stinger) make some great batteries that will hold up perform much better.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:07 PM   #9
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I'm just going with a 400.1 and a 10" comp vr so the demands on the battery will not be severe by any means. Maybe it's just that my stock battery is weaker than it should be but it seems that the car is somewhat slow to turn over and the hazards would kill it in less than an hour. I have had an optima red in most of my past vehicles so I admit that it has become somewhat of a tradition.
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check into the oddessy or Stinger batteries... in stinger the yellow topped SPV44 is a good replacement.
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