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Old 26 Jan 2005, 09:48 pm
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Well, Im getting tired of push starting my car. I guess its a good learning experience for me though, Ive been doing it one day a week for the past month, with other random experiences. I know the size is 26R, I went to pepboys and all they had were "Economy" brand batteries. I would prefer something reliable and cost effective. I have an Audiobahn 1600watt amp, interior neons and soon exterior neons, so something strong would be prefered. Thanks
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 03:24 am
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What's wrong with a Mopar PRO battery? 70 bucks is what we charge. Either that or an Optimum spiral core 6 pack battery, but those usually run around 120ish, depending on where you get it from.
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 10:48 pm
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Will an Optima fit in our battery tray? I must be too long out of the game, I can't remember my battery sizes anymore! You can't beat those batteries, even with the premium price.[8]
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 03:35 am
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I am a big Optima fan. Use to go through batteries like every year or two on my Mustang ragtop and an Optima lasts me about 7 years!
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 09:55 am
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The optima will fit the battery tray, the problem if I remember correctly is the terminal posts are in different locations. One of the cables is too short. Just checked out the optima website and they still don't list a battery for the PT Cruiser.

Just saw this elsewhere: http://ptforums.com/zerothread?id=2777
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 02:09 pm
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Look for a deep cycle battery. Running all of that extra stuff takes a lot of juice. A battery with a lot of "cold cranking" amps won't work for you in the long run.
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Old 03 Feb 2005, 11:05 am
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i have installed an optima deep cylcer in my cruiser and the person saying the cables don't match the post is correctg i had to straighten out my battery terminals on the cables and turn the battery around to make it fit i will try to take some pics today after i get off work and post em up withthe size and everyhting


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Old 04 Feb 2005, 08:45 am
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That is exactly the problem with my Daughters Neon and the Optima battery I tried to install. Instead we went with a Sears Die Hard Gold and it lasted 5 years untill we sold the car yesterday! Never had a problem in about 80,000 miles! Original lasted 3+ years!! BTW the Optima and Serars Batteries were about the same price but the Sears included installation and system check.
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Old 04 Feb 2005, 03:30 pm
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...Sears Batteries were about the same price but the Sears included installation and system check.
Also any Sears auto center will honor the warrantee, which is nice if the new battery suffers a premature failure when you are far from home.

On the other hand, the Opti's look cooler. But that only applies if you have removed the factory battery cover/airbox.
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Old 08 Feb 2005, 02:26 pm
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I think it's the Optima 56r that comes the closest to fitting. I am told you have to do a little grinding on the battery tray to get it to fit. My car is just 11 mos. old and when it comes time to replace that's what I am going to do, no doubt about it!!! Optima is only way to go, especially if you have lots of amps and dvd and sub ++++. I am glad I bought the little 12v battery jumper box to carry, as I run it dead playing the dvd all the time when I eat lunch in the park.
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