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Umatilla Matt

Adding second battery to power audio equipment...

Optima Batteries  

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  1. 1. Are Optima Batteries worth the money?

    • YES
      5
    • NO
      7


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Umatilla Matt

Looking to add a second battery to power my audio equipment. I'm gonna have a small amp, head unit, 4 speakers, and a 10in sub.

Mainly wondering if Optima batteries are worth the money, or if it is all just hype. If not Optima, which brand?

How long do the batteries on your boat last and what are you powering?

Thanks,

Matt

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Pistol Pete

Mainly wondering if Optima batteries are worth the money,

Nope
or if it is all just hype.
Yup.
If not Optima, which brand?
Interstate all the way.

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Umatilla Matt

Nope

Yup.

Interstate all the way.

Thanks Pete! I can get a big-a** deep cycle Interstate for about $100 versus $250 for an Optima.

Any Optima fans out there?

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Bobby Light

Thanks Pete! I can get a big-a** deep cycle Interstate for about $100 versus $250 for an Optima.

Any Optima fans out there?

There are alot of them, nothing wrong with optima but most people only buy into they hype and don't actually understand they are paying twice as much for an optima as they would for another battery with twice the power output and storage capacity.

Just get the Interstate SRM-29 instead, it's the equivalent of 2.5 Optimas and about half the price. Oh damn you can't lay it on it's side :lol: .

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Umatilla Matt

Oh damn you can't lay it on it's side :lol: .

:plus1:

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Bobby Light

:plus1:

If that's a big deal to you by all means go pay twice as much for half the performance when getting an Optima.

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Umatilla Matt

If that's a big deal to you by all means go pay twice as much for half the performance when getting an Optima.

Hey, I agree with you 100%

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Bobby Light

Hey, I agree with you 100%

Sorry I meant to put the smiley face at the end, that was me bustin your balz :biggrin: .

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Pistol Pete

Any Optima fans out there?

There's a ton of guys on here that are drinkin' the optima koolaid_anim.gif (thanks to AreaMike for emoticon)

I had one and it only lasted 2 seasons. I'm an ex-tow truck driver and ex-mechanic I used to see a lot of battery issues. I've got an Interstate in every vehicle I own, drive, or maintain (4) only thing that doesn't have one is my bike.

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SMERRILL

I recently looked into it and found the optimas at Sam's Club for a decent price (150). In the end I decided the bang for the buck wasn't worth it. I ended up picking up three interstates for the price of two Optimas, and now have more than twice the power than two optimas.

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Bobby Light

I recently looked into it and found the optimas at Sam's Club for a decent price (150). In the end I decided the bang for the buck wasn't worth it. I ended up picking up three interstates for the price of two Optimas, and now have more than twice the power than two optimas.

Even the smallest marine interstate battery has 40% more ah's than an optima blue top.

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