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Starbwoy
10-27-2008, 04:25 PM
I have 2 Brand New in Plastic Optima Yellow Top Batteries for sale $180:

http://www.surplusbattery.com/images/3478yellow.jpg
http://www.optimabatteries.com/optima_products/yellowtop.php

Inside the unique shell of the OPTIMA battery is a radically superior internal design. The structure of conventional batteries — lead plates hanging in pools of acid — requires those lead plates to provide their own structural support. To accomplish this, the lead is diluted with high percentages of inert stiffening metals that rob those conventional batteries of performance.

The unique engineering concept of the OPTIMA battery uses long thin layers of lead wound into tight spiral cells. Because they're tightly supported on all sides by high strength cylindrical cell casings, the lead ribbons of the OPTIMA battery aren't required to provide structural strength, so they can be made from high-purity, high-performance lead. This translates into dramatically lower internal resistance and higher output at temperature extremes. OPTIMA batteries can be fully recharged in about an hour, twice as fast as conventional batteries. They also can sit unused four times longer than other batteries, losing less than half a volt in over 6 months of nonuse.

An absorbent glass mat, alternating with the layers of lead, holds electrolyte in contact with the OPTIMA batteries greater lead surface area. This laminated construction provides far more active surface area in the OPTIMA battery. It also supports a thicker layer of plate paste, for prolonged service life — typically half again to twice the life of conventional batteries. This technology is called "AGM" for "Absorbed Glass Mat" and it is a major advance in battery design.

OPTIMA BATERIES revolutionary Spiralcell® design produces more power and increased energy, resulting in fast, reliable starts even in extreme conditions. Because OPTIMA is the only battery with Spiralcell construction, no other battery offers OPTIMA batteries combination of performance and reliability in land and marine applications. OPTIMA BATTERIES deliver power!

PM me if interested.

Starbwoy
10-28-2008, 03:38 PM
Great battery for up coming winter.

doogee
10-29-2008, 07:19 AM
Will this model fit in an e36 perfectly?

Starbwoy
10-29-2008, 09:43 AM
Yes. It will fit.

98Dinan3
10-29-2008, 05:00 PM
It'll fit, but you're gonna have to fab up a bracket or battery strap to keep it in place. The stock hold down doesn't work... and Optima doesn't sell one that does.

Starbwoy
10-31-2008, 09:47 AM
It fits fine in my car and doesn't move around.

1sick318
10-31-2008, 12:56 PM
are these the same size as the stock on if so ill buy one

Starbwoy
10-31-2008, 02:29 PM
Is it for a 318? What year?

1sick318
10-31-2008, 04:22 PM
no my car is a 318 but i put in a s52 m3 1997 so i need more juice

98Dinan3
10-31-2008, 07:23 PM
It fits fine in my car and doesn't move around.

The battery should be fastened down. BMW put a hold-down in place for just that reason, not simply for fun. besides, try passing a tech inspection with the battery flopping around all over the place... I ran without it strapped down for a week or so, and could hear it banging around during "spirited" driving. It's not hard to make it proper...anyway, free bump for a really good battery.

Starbwoy
11-03-2008, 10:05 AM
no my car is a 318 but i put in a s52 m3 1997 so i need more juice

I will check to see if the battery will work in your M3 and let you know.

Starbwoy
11-03-2008, 10:05 AM
The battery should be fastened down. BMW put a hold-down in place for just that reason, not simply for fun. besides, try passing a tech inspection with the battery flopping around all over the place... I ran without it strapped down for a week or so, and could hear it banging around during "spirited" driving. It's not hard to make it proper...anyway, free bump for a really good battery.

Good point. I will have to make something to secure it in place.

1sick318
11-03-2008, 12:50 PM
thanks man let me know

doogee
11-03-2008, 08:16 PM
Will probably pick one up this weekend

Starbwoy
11-04-2008, 09:19 AM
thanks man let me know

Is the battery in your trunk?

Starbwoy
11-04-2008, 09:24 AM
I have got a lot of PM's for all kinds of cars. What I do know for sure is that it will fit in an e46 or M3 for sure. E46 most likely (but I don't have one).

1sick318- Let me know if your 100% sure you want the battery.

Doogee- Do you want one of mine this weekend? Let me know.

Batteries are in Pickering or Scarborough area and cost $180.

Please let me know ASAP.

Thanks.

Starbwoy
11-05-2008, 09:26 AM
Hello??

doogee
11-05-2008, 09:43 AM
How much do these things normally retail for? I'm in Hamilton, so it's a bit of a drive to come pick it up. But if its cheaper, I'm down for the cruise out there to pick one up.

Starbwoy
11-05-2008, 10:43 AM
$210 -$230 in the US. Haven't seen the CDN price for them.

hcallahan
11-09-2008, 02:39 PM
They sell them at Costco...

-Callahan-

Starbwoy
11-10-2008, 09:56 AM
They sell them at Costco...

-Callahan-

For how much??

1sick318
11-10-2008, 07:55 PM
hey sorry i took so long to reply got no time pm your number ill take a battery:cool: