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Old 07-02-2018, 11:25 AM
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what is a good replacement battery for a 2011 grand sport 6- speed
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:35 AM
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One that has a 100% return policy of at least two years so you can swap it out. Interstate is one.
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I went with the same factory AC Delco that came in the car. The price was very reasonable.
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Originally Posted by rimrider99 View Post
what is a good replacement battery for a 2011 grand sport 6- speed
I swear by Optima Red Tops.....a bit pricey, but they have great cranking power & seem to hold charge better than any of the others.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:21 PM
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I switched to the Optima yellow top years ago and has been a great battery. Yellow top is a deep cycle so if it goes down you don’t have to worry about damage.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by saplumr View Post
I switched to the Optima yellow top years ago and has been a great battery. Yellow top is a deep cycle so if it goes down you don’t have to worry about damage.
Is your yellow top in the back? If so what’d you do for a hold down?
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Autozone, Walmart, etc. Almost all batterys come from the same factory. Buy based off warranty and locations to swap it out.

You couldn't pay me to put an optima in my car.
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Is your yellow top in the back? If so what’d you do for a hold down?
engine compartment
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Autozone, Walmart, etc. Almost all batterys come from the same factory. Buy based off warranty and locations to swap it out.

You couldn't pay me to put an optima in my car.
I’m sure you have your reasons but my yellow top is 7 years old and had good luck with red tops.
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Autozone, Walmart, etc. Almost all batterys come from the same factory. Buy based off warranty and locations to swap it out.

You couldn't pay me to put an optima in my car.
Just curious....why do you say this about Optima batteries? Have you ever had problems with one?
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:45 AM
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Just curious....why do you say this about Optima batteries? Have you ever had problems with one?
Yes, multiple times. Same with friends/family. They use to be good before they moved the production to Mexico, now they are hit or miss. No better than any other. If you want to go with a different style battery, to the odyssey AGM battery. Otherwise buy based off Warranty. Autozones are typically great because they are all over, quick easy replacement.
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Yes, multiple times. Same with friends/family. They use to be good before they moved the production to Mexico, now they are hit or miss. No better than any other. If you want to go with a different style battery, to the odyssey AGM battery. Otherwise buy based off Warranty. Autozones are typically great because they are all over, quick easy replacement.
This Odyssey PC1200
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Hands down, Optima
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Living in the desert where ambient temps top 120 for weeks, I look towards AGM for resistance to boil over from lead-acid types. When I looked for AGM from Interstate, they didn't have one that fit. ;-( I bought Odyssey before (sprung for the metal jacketed one even) but didn't get more than 3 yrs use out of it on my daily driver. I decided I still liked AGM construction, but still haven't found one that fit exactly. Anybody have the model of their Optima yellow top handy?
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Originally Posted by qshiplover View Post
living in the desert where ambient temps top 120 for weeks, i look towards agm for resistance to boil over from lead-acid types. When i looked for agm from interstate, they didn't have one that fit. ;-( i bought odyssey before (sprung for the metal jacketed one even) but didn't get more than 3 yrs use out of it on my daily driver. I decided i still liked agm construction, but still haven't found one that fit exactly. Anybody have the model of their optima yellow top handy?
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Fits right in but you'll have to fab a hold down.

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Old 07-13-2018, 10:16 AM
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slow_z06: My fab skills are nil. Would heavy duty (you know, like bondage thickness?) zip ties work? I am not sure about their resistance to heat. Other than zip ties, my other go to resource is duct tape, but something tells me that wouldn't be a good solution in this case.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by slow_zo6 View Post
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Fits right in but you'll have to fab a hold down.
I was looking at the Red Top Optima. Will I have to fab a hold down for it also?

Thanks,

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:26 AM
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Changed mine out at seven and a half years old with another AC Delco...only issue is be forewarned getting it in and out of the rear hatch compartment is a royal PITA...much cussing and knuckle scraping with a second set of hands will be the trick, along with slipping a belt underneath it to get it out!
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Originally Posted by W-5 Ret. View Post
Changed mine out at seven and a half years old with another AC Delco...only issue is be forewarned getting it in and out of the rear hatch compartment is a royal PITA...much cussing and knuckle scraping with a second set of hands will be the trick, along with slipping a belt underneath it to get it out!
If you haven't already, you might look into the battery lifting straps that attach to the posts. There are other clamp tools that allow you to lift and lower the battery that attach to the top plate of the battery too.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
Yes, multiple times. Same with friends/family. They use to be good before they moved the production to Mexico, now they are hit or miss. No better than any other. If you want to go with a different style battery, to the odyssey AGM battery. Otherwise buy based off Warranty. Autozones are typically great because they are all over, quick easy replacement.
I have friend that put in a red top about 2 years ago and it is now junk.
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