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    FWIW I have an optima yellow battery. Its been awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lickmyleftone View Post
    The one I have is 27kg
    27kg?? I was just looking on their site and a Yellow Top D35 (basically what came up for an LS1) is 16.3kg? 27 seems like a lot?

    So aside from CCA's and weight, why would one go with a yellow vs a red top or vice versa? Red's seem to have higher CCA's and be lighter but are 44Ah vs 48Ah in the yellow (would this matter in most cases?)
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    Lickmyleft one has some ridiculous one, presumably to power his boat.

    https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-u...e-battery/d31a

    So yes, it does weigh 27kg!

    My understanding is the red top are aimed at standard use, the yellowtop are more deep cycle for high accessory loads.

    Think I'll measure up the battery box then and find a suitable Yellowtop from Kabab to enable maximum overdoof.

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    Yellowtop would be perfect for you. Can get some nice brackets for them also.

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    Yeh I've seen the bling brackets on eBay (well they don't have to be bling but they look good and well made) and I'd rather not pay money for an ugly box in the boot if I need a new battery soon and getting an Optima would mean no box required. (lol)
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    im pretty sure I have one of these.

    https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/b...-battery-mount

    I just painted it but Mr Purple can get it gold plated to match the rest of his build :d

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    I like the HC20s, got my last one from kabab (thanks mate).

    I used one of these in the race car, and will use one again in the MX5: https://technotoytuning.com/toyota/a...-battery-mount

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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    I like the HC20s, got my last one from kabab (thanks mate).

    I used one of these in the race car, and will use one again in the MX5: https://technotoytuning.com/toyota/a...-battery-mount

    Ooo, I like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by piss98 View Post
    27kg?? I was just looking on their site and a Yellow Top D35 (basically what came up for an LS1) is 16.3kg? 27 seems like a lot?

    So aside from CCA's and weight, why would one go with a yellow vs a red top or vice versa? Red's seem to have higher CCA's and be lighter but are 44Ah vs 48Ah in the yellow (would this matter in most cases?)
    We have a little guide / write up here actually on what each colour is good at;

    https://automotivesuperstore.com.au/...-battery-guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim510 View Post
    im pretty sure I have one of these.

    https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/b...-battery-mount

    I just painted it but Mr Purple can get it gold plated to match the rest of his build :d


    And then covered in whale penis leather to stop any scuff marks to the battery and mount....

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    Cheers kabab.

    Interesting the yellow top flagged is "race vehicle/big stereos etc" and the red is for standard road cars but the red has higher CCA's (how I tend to pick my batteries) but obviously the yellow has high Ah so last longer in the "big stereo/race" applications at a guess. I'd be inclined to pick a red given mine doesn't have a shitload of accessories (stereo, Haltech) or big stereo as such? Saves a few kg's too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kabab View Post
    We have a little guide / write up here actually on what each colour is good at;

    https://automotivesuperstore.com.au/...-battery-guide
    Thanks for that. I'll be in touch after I measure my box (hehe).

    And decide the correct species of whale, of course.

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    The most endangered is the correct choice of species, bonus points if you use the last one in existence....

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    how are the lithium options going these days? are they liable to set my car on fire lol
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    I'm surprised lithiums aren't more of a "thing" in cars as they're the go to in bikes (obviously more sensitive to the weight but also less of a saving given bike batteries are tiny).
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    I suppose for cars the overall weight savings aren't as significant compared to bikes, and the higher CCA lithium batteries seem considerably more expensive compared to AGM.
    There's some discussion on the previous page about lithiums.

    In my experience SSB lithium batteries have been no where near as reliable as the fullriver batteries I replaced however they're 10% of the weight so I stick with them.
    In my bikes they don't seem to last longer than 2-3 years. I charge them with a proper CTEK lithium charger.

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    Hmm I've had an SSB in my MT09 for 3 years, accidentally flattened it twice and push started it and still rocking on strong. AGM seems the current (no pun) sensible choice as $300 ish is liveable, lithium's I've seen for cars are double plus that amount (and some larger for the same CCA as an acid battery but still significantly lighter)
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    I've had 3 x SSB HVT1s in the evo. Very cheap and good stats. The last one suddenly died after about a year though, not sure if unlucky or unreliable.

    Decided to go with a Braille, pricey but worth it apparently. It's only been a few months though.
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    For anyone demanding resolution I ended up ordering an Optima D34 Yellowtop through Kabab, top PF price as always!

    And of course for your 27kg battery that is going to be stored in a box in your boot, you obviously need the billet aluminium tray.



    There's a good few grams saved there!

    Wonder if I should get it anodised gold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdee View Post
    how are the lithium options going these days? are they liable to set my car on fire lol
    I have used shorai with no issues, they are a bit more these days but still great value for the power and weight

    eg :315cca = 1.37kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    For anyone demanding resolution I ended up ordering an Optima D34 Yellowtop through Kabab, top PF price as always!

    And of course for your 27kg battery that is going to be stored in a box in your boot, you obviously need the billet aluminium tray.



    There's a good few grams saved there!

    Wonder if I should get it anodised gold?
    20kg according to the internets. Owmuchissit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    For anyone demanding resolution I ended up ordering an Optima D34 Yellowtop through Kabab, top PF price as always!

    And of course for your 27kg battery that is going to be stored in a box in your boot, you obviously need the billet aluminium tray.



    There's a good few grams saved there!

    Wonder if I should get it anodised gold?
    Why do you ask such silly questions????

    It should not be anodised gold, but 24 carat gold plated completely and the bit that goes near the terminals covered in endangered animal skin to prevent any shorts of the electrical kind.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by piss98 View Post
    20kg according to the internets. Owmuchissit?
    That's a $160 battery tray!

    Dumb. But I looked at the $65 one linked above and considered the cost of powdercoating it and the cost to my mental health of dealing with powdercoaters and thought 'fuck it'.

    Plus this way the money goes to Kabab.

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    Awesome!

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