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contour_06
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hey i need a optima?
#1274313 - 07/08/06 06:39 AM

i went to the parts store the parts guy said they dont make a optima for the ford contour....

yet... so many people have them....

i have some stero mods and lights.
i need a optima. can any1 tell me what one to buy thats right for my car

much thanks



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ChattavegasSE
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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1274363 (Re: contour_06) 07/08/06 01:57 PM

A regular top post red top or yellow top fits fine. If you can, try to find an orange top; it's the same as the red top, but the posts are reversed and therefore easier to mount in a Contour.

4 cylinder:


6 cylinder:


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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1274488 (Re: contour_06) 07/08/06 07:46 PM

Welcome contour_06 .

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1274511 (Re: Tony2005) 07/08/06 08:22 PM

ChattavegasSE, that doesn't really tell him anything. He can't just grab any Optima off the shelf. Model number would be good.

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1274519 (Re: CSVT1214) 07/08/06 08:29 PM

I had the part number somewheres....


...but dang I can't find it now. Top post Optimas will fit, but rear post or reversed post would be the best way to go.

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2001 VW Golf GLS 2.0L MTX - Tornado Red
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Edited by ChattavegasSE (07/08/06 08:32 PM)

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1274524 (Re: CSVT1214) 07/08/06 08:36 PM

Originally posted by SVT4STD:
ChattavegasSE, that doesn't really tell him anything. He can't just grab any Optima off the shelf. Model number would be good.




um i bought my red top off the shelf and it fit. wasnt a PERFECT drop in but i didn;t need no stinkin' part #

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1274528 (Re: 111R) 07/08/06 08:44 PM

Originally posted by 111R:
Originally posted by SVT4STD:
ChattavegasSE, that doesn't really tell him anything. He can't just grab any Optima off the shelf. Model number would be good.




um i bought my red top off the shelf and it fit. wasnt a PERFECT drop in but i didn;t need no stinkin' part #



Yeah!

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1274934 (Re: ChattavegasSE) 07/09/06 11:46 PM

dont quote me. i think its r34

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1274958 (Re: hmouta) 07/10/06 12:26 AM

Originally posted by hmouta:
dont quote me. i think its r34




34R, but yup, close enough.

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1275009 (Re: CSVT1214) 07/10/06 01:38 AM

If you get the red top, it gives you a reason to replace the terminals.

I may replace my battery soon enough w/ an Optima.

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1275144 (Re: KerryKool) 07/10/06 05:58 AM

as I keep saying, just get a regular motocraft battary. Insanly long warrenty...last a looooooong time (mine went 12 years in temps ranging from -50 to 100 above). Sounded good for my system as well.

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1275283 (Re: elraido) 07/10/06 02:36 PM

i imagine he wants the optima cause its a deep cycle style battery and can be drained and charged almost infanatly.

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1275328 (Re: striker2) 07/10/06 03:21 PM

This is mine.

Deep Cycle

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Re: hey i need a optima? new
#1275502 (Re: striker2) 07/10/06 06:01 PM

Originally posted by striker2:
i imagine he wants the optima cause its a deep cycle style battery and can be drained and charged almost infanatly.




You're thinking of the Optima Yellowtop. Red top is a standard starting battery.

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