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Simplest is the best. I use Deka which are East Penn batteries. O'reilly sells them or I get them from local small parts store. I wouldn't hesitate to use NAPA brand either, not sure who makes theirs. I can't remember which series mine is but it's a common top post high amperage battery that is always in stock.
 
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Originally posted by Underdog99:
After doing a lot of reading I have an Odyssey PC1750 on order from BatteryMart. It's the closest I saw to the GR27 I have. Size and weight wasn't a concern since it sits in the right rear corner of the bed. Not a lot of difference in price so I went for the max cranking amps.

This thing should either start it or rip all the teeth off the flywheel.


Glad you went with the American made battery rather than the Chinese Optima or the Middle Eastern made AC Delco.



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Originally posted by RacerVX54:
Humm funny my red top is going on year 7 or 8..


I actually have to red tops that have been in my car since 2002
Obviously back when they were made in the good old USA. I have been
thinking about replacing for years but they just keep going.
 
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Like ski down it I use the Autozone gold top...no problemo's...
 
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so the best 12 volt battery is whatever the racer you ask has in his race car, what a surprise.


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Originally posted by 1320racer:
optimas have been garbage for a long time.

That said, I run AC Delco in my door car and Braile in the dragster.



"so the best 12 volt battery is whatever the racer you ask has in his race car, what a surprise."



Yourself included, what a surprise.



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I replaced my Optima's in 2016 that I bought in 2006. One battery finally failed wouldn't take a charge and the hole case had swelled up like it had been frozen . The other battery is still in service today on my solar powered gate . I bought a new optima in 2012 for my back up Bracket car it only lasted 4 years .
 
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I never had an issue with a Red Top,but I now use a Yellow Top.

I did buy an Optima charger a few years back.Now that was a piece of junk.
 
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When picking a battery for a bracket car what would you look for:
Higher CA
Higher CCA
Reserve capacity?

I would think if your at a "battery store" you would pick the higher CA and RC - Right?


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Originally posted by Steve from Pa:
When picking a battery for a bracket car what would you look for:
Higher CA
Higher CCA
Reserve capacity?

I would think if your at a "battery store" you would pick the higher CA and RC - Right?


My battery on my altered is right behind my seat. I choose the Optima because it is a sealed gel battery with less chance of leaking acid in a crash. That is a benefit no matter where it is located on any race car.
I have had very good results with the Optima but there are other sealed batteries out there if you do not like the Optima.


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We've had good luck with red tops over the years. I bought a used dragster a few years back and it came with a blue top/light gray case marine battery and it's been great so far.


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With all that being said I am considering the GoLithium battery on my new dragster when it is done. Going to scale and test the car first then decide.


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If you want a good AGM battery (not an over priced optima) go to Sams Club and get a group 78 Duracell AGM (Made by East Penn) $130.00. Has top post and side terminals. I've had mine in the car for 6 years, still going strong.

20 amp hour rate:55
Battery electrolyte composition: Glass Mat
Battery purpose: Starting lighting instrumentation
BCI group size: 34/78
CA at 32 degrees F: 890
CCA at 0 degrees F: 775
Freight class: 65
PolarityBig GrinT
Reserve capacity: 120
Terminal type:T040/T041
Volts: 12
 
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"Best" depends on the category your focused on. For my money, plain 12v units from Advance have been fine for me. Good warranty, can use coupon codes, and I don't care about weight. 12v is 12v, and they've proven to be durable for my application.
 
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