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Old 03-09-18, 12:21 PM
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Question Which Optima battery is correct

Sorry guys I know there's like a million threads on batteries and Optima specifically but for the life of me I cannot figure out which one would be the correct one for the IS-F.

Can someone point me in the right direction from this site ---> http://www.optimabatteries.co.uk/en/7-red-top

Also I'm guessing I would need an adapter as Optima doesn't make a group 24 battery.

Any help would be appreciated.
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None... They are terrible batteries now since the brand was sold.
Steer clear and buy a Bosch AGM instead

https://www.pepboys.com/product/deta...OHC?quantity=1
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I have YellowTop Optima D75/25 9042-218

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Originally Posted by s2kjer View Post
None... They are terrible batteries now since the brand was sold.
Steer clear and buy a Bosch AGM instead

https://www.pepboys.com/product/deta...OHC?quantity=1
This statement is correct .I tried to get the blue top Bosch battery earlier this year but none of the pep boys near me carried it. I got a good discount on a regular Bosch battery so I settled for that.
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Buy an Odyssey and never look back.
Odyssey Batteries 34R-PC1500T Automotive/Light Truck and Van Battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FY5UF8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_MLlPAbSVD5Q6N


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Are any battery's lighter than others eg AGM etc. bar RR,S lithium cheers
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Originally Posted by s2kjer View Post
None... They are terrible batteries now since the brand was sold.
Steer clear and buy a Bosch AGM instead

https://www.pepboys.com/product/deta...OHC?quantity=1
Exactly. TERRIBLE.... actually been pretty bad for 12+ years now....."below average" is the best I'd rate them.

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Thanks for the feedback, Can someone guide me which Bosch battery on this UK website would be correct: https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/bosch/?ordering=&A-10=AGM&A-5=IMG-3

These should be all AGM batteries.

Going through the list this one seems to come closest to the ones you guys posted: https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/bosch/s5a08/

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Well looks like I'll be going with this as they don't seem to have any AGM batteries in the correct terminal orientation that I need --> https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/bosch/s4027/
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Originally Posted by s2kjer View Post
None... They are terrible batteries now since the brand was sold.
Steer clear and buy a Bosch AGM instead

https://www.pepboys.com/product/deta...OHC?quantity=1
Co sign... I would say none are correct because those batteries are junk
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I have YellowTop Optima D75/25 9042-218
My first one lasted 5 years with no issues, I will definitely look into Bosch AGM next time around.
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Well looks like I'll be going with this as they don't seem to have any AGM batteries in the correct terminal orientation that I need --> https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/bosch/s4027/
My original Panasonic battery in my 2012 ISF just went dead. Today I went and bought a MT-24 Interstate battery.. Perfectly fit in the sleeve that goes over the battery. This battery also has more CCA amps than the stock one.

My friend who works at Toyota says Interstate makes the batteries for Toyota and Lexus.

I took the battery out pretty easily. Just 2 connectors attache on the side towards motor.

Have a good day, Zale
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Originally Posted by zpletcher View Post
My original Panasonic battery in my 2012 ISF just went dead. Today I went and bought a MT-24 Interstate battery.. Perfectly fit in the sleeve that goes over the battery. This battery also has more CCA amps than the stock one.

My friend who works at Toyota says Interstate makes the batteries for Toyota and Lexus.

I took the battery out pretty easily. Just 2 connectors attache on the side towards motor.

Have a good day, Zale
Same here, when mine died I threw in an interstate battery from autozone and called it good
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