Optima Batteries

Old 12-03-2008, 01:32 PM
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I'm running 2 NAPA orbital batteries in my car with alt after 5 yrs still going strong. Had a Turbo Start 16v before that what a piece of junk.JMO
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by russ67chevelle
ONE NOTE TO PASS TO FELLOW RACERS-BEST THING FOR YOUR REAR MOUNTED BATTERY SET UPS IS TO HAVE A GOOD HEAVY DUTY LINE FROM ALTERNATOR BACK TO THE POSITIVE ON BATT. I USED HEAVY 4 GAGE WELDING WIRE AND ABSOULUTELY NO PROBLEMS WITH 1 OPTIMA RED BATTERY AND POWERHOUSE 120 AMP ALT.IT WASNT HOLDING AS GOOD OF A CHARGE WITH SMALLER GAGE WIRE!!!!


One thing I don't like about this is that even with the master switch in the off position you still have 12 volts to that Alternator all the time :shock:
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:32 PM
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You can get away from the constant source to the alternator by installing a relay that is activated by the master cutoff switch. That way there is no power with the switch off.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by fla1976
You can get away from the constant source to the alternator by installing a relay that is activated by the master cutoff switch. That way there is no power with the switch off.

You have a part# for a relay that will take a #4 wire????
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:54 PM
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Here are a few sites:

http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/relays.asp

http://www.nextag.com/12-volt-contin...id/search-html

http://www.thewiringproject.co.uk/se...cal+%3E+Relays

http://www.neon-john.com/RV/Electric...ion_relays.htm

http://www.dedenbear.com/ACCESS_cat.htm

Hope these help.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:08 AM
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Thanks!!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:57 PM
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If I got anything from reading this thread it is 2 batteries are better than 1

I run 2 batteries optima batteries myself
works great for me
never had a problem
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:18 PM
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lots of good batteries out there now,,I do like the optima red and you need to get a real alternator if your going to run on the street, I`ve been screwing with batteries and alternators on my street car for years, and the best I`ve come up with is the red optima (because its lite)and a good 100 amp alternater, you have to find a way to run an alternator, sooner or later you will have a problem, and you wont be likeing it. just my oppinion ...I run a single red, and lots of fans and pumps, and it starts my bbc like nothing!
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:11 PM
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The best battery by far that iv ever owned is the Kinetik just one bad battery.
I now sell them i still sell optima also but these are catching on now .
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by rlmotorsports
The best battery by far that iv ever owned is the Kinetik just one bad battery.
I now sell them i still sell optima also but these are catching on now .
I sure could use a battery sponsor!!!!!!lol.
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