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Old 11-07-2018, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Optima 6V batteries production

I inquired to Optima Customer Service about production of the red top 6V battery line, For those that dont use them this is a mute point.

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I understand you may be discontinuing the 6V battery line is this true? We are with the Antique Automobile Club of America and also The Early Ford V-8 Club. We utilize your batteries in our antique cars. We need you to continue to offer you batteries to keep our Hobby alive. Thanks for listening.

Sincerely, Craig Calwhite

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Hello Craig,

Thank you for contacting Optima Customer Support. The red top 6V is currently on back order, but has not been deleted from the product line.

Thank you,
Mary Jo
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:12 PM   #2
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That's good news.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:13 PM   #3
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"Thank you for contacting Optima Customer Support. The red top 6V is currently on back order, but has not been deleted from the product line"

Wonder if it's because of too many 'siesta' breaks ?
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:21 PM   #4
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Hope they're not coming from Grants Pass, OR.

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Old 11-07-2018, 07:01 PM   #5
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If they are part of a trade embargo then they might be on back order for a while.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:02 PM   #6
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Hope their not coming from Grants Pass, OR.
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:53 PM   #7
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Sorry to jump on this thread but does anyone know if I need to put new red top on battery tender for the winter? Thanks Dave/Green Bay
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:14 PM   #8
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All my red tops are on a tender except when the car is being driven.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:15 PM   #9
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I I noticed they are back on amazon today
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:21 PM   #10
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Thanks duce_roadster. Will hook it it up Dave/Green Bay
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:05 AM   #11
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After reading all the raving about the Optima batteries, I decided I had to have one but my 7 year old wet cell "Batteries R Us" won't quit. It is kind of like me, at 86 I won't quit so my 35 will go to the younger generation.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:07 AM   #12
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Dave, Red tops don't self discharge. A good Red Top will stay charged, and in fact will be better off not on a tender during the winter. They must also be charged at a slow rate, never a quick charge. Just disconnect one post, and keep it out of the weather.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:49 PM   #13
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Are they really worth $200? I can buy a bunch of lead acid batteries for that much.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:26 PM   #14
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They are worth it, yes. Your bunch of lead acid batteries will each damage your car with acid vapor as they charge. The Optima doesn't normally outgas beyond the mat.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:39 PM   #15
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Optima will possibly outlast lead acid battery 4 to 1 or longer
Optima also has 800 cca which is waaaaaayyyyy more than lead acid it can sit for 6 months & still spin your flatty over like a 12v until it sucks gas all way from tank to carb. A feature not possible that I have seen with a 6v lead acid
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:21 PM   #16
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They are worth it, yes. Your bunch of lead acid batteries will each damage your car with acid vapor as they charge. The Optima doesn't normally outgas beyond the mat.
In 78 years of using lead acid batteries in my car, damage never happened. Not if you clean the area once in a while. I use an Optima in my Vette because they put the computer under the battery (dumb as GM) but never in any of my many cars. There is also an AGM option other than an expensive Optima.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:47 PM   #17
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In 78 years of using lead acid batteries in my car, damage never happened. Not if you clean the area once in a while. I use an Optima in my Vette because they put the computer under the battery (dumb as GM) but never in any of my many cars. There is also an AGM option other than an expensive Optima.
That's good news. Can you tell us who it is?
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:19 PM   #18
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anyone have any dealings with Battery Central Mall? They list many early script maint. free batteries on their web site.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:38 PM   #19
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:06 PM   #20
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That's good news. Can you tell us who it is?
Check with a battery distributor in your area. AGMs are made by various companies. Also sealed. Frankly I don't like the looks of the 6v Optima in a classic car.
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