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italian_virus 
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Posted: May 06, 2008 at 1:11 PM / IP Logged  
Hello everyone, just as the topic states, i am in a quarrel with two brands of deep cycle battery... I drive a 95 civic;
The two brands are
Optima 5100 yellow cap
&
Kinetik, model still pending( or if anyone knows of any good models)
Does anyone have any one of these, and if so how does it perform? Or any thoughts? Keep in mind this will be powering a full stereo system.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...
Thanks
sedate 
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Posted: May 06, 2008 at 1:43 PM / IP Logged  

I'm a huge fan of Optima Yellow's.

You might find the Kinetik has more *bling* factor tho . . .

"full stereo system" can mean anything.  What exactly are you running?

"I'm finished!" - Daniel Plainview
chillin420 
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Posted: May 06, 2008 at 2:04 PM / IP Logged  
i havent worked with kinetik at all but hear they are great batteries. I myself, havea optima yellow top in my 91 civic hatch.  And love it, no problems at all.  Running a "full audio system" . 
you can do it....
advanced MECP, lol does it really matter....
patience is a virtue
5150azn 
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Optima Yellow. Running strong for almost 10 years now.
Tell the Snap-On guy I'm not here!
5150azn 
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Optima Yellow. Running strong for almost 10 years now.
Tell the Snap-On guy I'm not here!
italian_virus 
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Posted: May 06, 2008 at 7:44 PM / IP Logged  
sedate wrote:

I'm a huge fan of Optima Yellow's.

You might find the Kinetik has more *bling* factor tho . . .

"full stereo system" can mean anything. What exactly are you running?

Well im looking more towards quality/durability.. ohh nice 10 years
It will be powering 2 - 6-1/2component set,2 - 6by9's 1200W amp, 800W amp,2 - 1farad capacitor's, 2-10" subs.. running 14 gauge for highs, 4 gauge for power
aznboi3644 
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Posted: May 06, 2008 at 9:07 PM / IP Logged  
Stinger makes some good batteries...Powermaster.
There are a lot of good companies.
italian_virus 
Copper - Posts: 143
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Posted: May 07, 2008 at 11:53 AM / IP Logged  
Truee, well right now its between those two brands.. so im just trying to get a feel on which one would be a more durable choice.. Because i can get the Optima for $200 and the Kinetik for $179..
Sessland 
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Posted: May 07, 2008 at 5:42 PM / IP Logged  
I'm a huge fan of Optima for the simple fact that they have been around for a long time and I haven't heard much negative things about Optima over the years.
Matter of fact today I bought a Blue Top and a few weeks ago I bought a Red Top. I can't get Yellow Top Optimas locally without getting robbed blind, so I inquired with their tech support about the differences.
According to the Optima person I was communicating with, the only difference between the Blue Top and Yellow Top is the configuration of the battery posts themselves and the warranty.
Actually since the y have some "extra" posts up top, that works even better for me.
italian_virus 
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Posted: May 15, 2008 at 9:34 PM / IP Logged  
ohh ok ok,
alright then gentlemen
Thanks
it looks like Optima is the better brand.
Thanks!

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