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Forum Name: Car Audio
Forum Discription: Car Stereos, Amplifiers, Crossovers, Processors, Speakers, Subwoofers, etc.
URL: https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=104518
Printed Date: October 05, 2022 at 7:00 PM


Topic: deep cycle choice

Posted By: italian_virus
Subject: deep cycle choice
Date Posted: May 06, 2008 at 1:11 PM

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



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Posted By: sedate
Date Posted: May 06, 2008 at 1:43 PM

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?



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Posted By: chillin420
Date Posted: May 06, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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" . 

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Posted By: 5150azn
Date Posted: May 06, 2008 at 3:29 PM
Optima Yellow. Running strong for almost 10 years now.

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Tell the Snap-On guy I'm not here!




Posted By: 5150azn
Date Posted: May 06, 2008 at 3:30 PM
Optima Yellow. Running strong for almost 10 years now.

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Tell the Snap-On guy I'm not here!




Posted By: italian_virus
Date Posted: May 06, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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




Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: May 06, 2008 at 9:07 PM
Stinger makes some good batteries...Powermaster.

There are a lot of good companies.




Posted By: italian_virus
Date Posted: May 07, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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..




Posted By: Sessland
Date Posted: May 07, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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.




Posted By: italian_virus
Date Posted: May 15, 2008 at 9:34 PM
ohh ok ok,
alright then gentlemen
Thanks
it looks like Optima is the better brand.
Thanks!





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