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Thread: Racing Battery Choices

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    Junior Member APPRENTICE
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    Nov 2006

    Racing Battery Choices

    Any thoughts on experiences with racing batteries? I have been running a yellow top optima for quite a while and figured I might buy a new one and use the old one in a different car. As I am considering a new optima I noticed there are several other racing batteries out there and am wondering if there might be something better than I have. Thanks for the ideas.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    May 2003
    Coldwater, MI
    Napa Battery for sure ! Longer Warranty and faster starting on all cars I've put them on.
    David Lanning
    IHRA NHRA 387B

    Fleenor Racing Transmission
    Lanning Electric
    Complete Drag Car Wiring
    APD Race Engines

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    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
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    Nov 2004
    Port Sulphur, La.


    Upon the recommendation from Hammertime, I replaced my 2 reg batteries with a 700 amp Napa Orbital, still started fine after a full day of racing , uses a regular charger, and We know the guys at Napa as well if We have any issues. :lol:

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    Senior Member EXPERT BUILDER gearhead1011's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    Shepherdsville, KY
    I have a pair of 4 year old optimas in mine that still work great. I have a tendency to stick with what works for me. I believe the orbital is a similar type of battery, a gel-cell. Whatever you go with I would stay with a gel-cell battery. A drag car that launches hard will splash at least a small amount of acid and we know what that does to a car.

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    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
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    Dec 2003
    I agree with Chuck........A gel cell is the way to go for racing...

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    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
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    The best battery we have run is a unit from Odessey...Absorbed glass mat design...have run them in the cars with no charging system and I have a buddy that put one in his experimental airplane...Will not go back

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