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I know this is like beating a dead horse down, but I've decided Santa is going to bring me some batteries for Christmas...haha. I've been looking at the Optimas, but I've read some have had problems with theres? At Advance they have them on sale for $150, which only about $50 more than there other top of the line batteries (can't remember what brand). I'll pay the extra couple bucks if they are worth it. Just wanted to know what everyone else thought about them? Also on Optima's website they say I can use either the red or yellow, which one do you all think? Thanks...

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I love my Optimas. Best Batteries I have ran IMHO!

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Yea I've ran them in all my vehicles and I agree they are nice. I did a little searching on the org and some though seem to have problems with theirs?

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Do you change your tune on your truck back to stock before replacing the batteries? Is it alright to change the batteries while leaving it tuned?

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i had yellow top optimas on my truck and they died within a year... now i only buy motorcraft batteries... save the money and get some motorcraft 850cc units
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I haven't used Optima...mostly what I understand is they're great for off-roading due to their design...as far as decent batteries they are right up there. I went with whoever had the best replacement warranty and best CCA's...just happened to be Motorcraft. Personally I would put your truck back to stock...Murphy's law. You can clear non-volitaile memory and KAM if you do it right....so there is a chance...why risk it. Only takes a couple of more minutes.

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Yeah thats kind of what I figured. But I just wanted to ask to be sure. Thanks!

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My dad works civil service at an Air Force base and works on power production (generators, etc) and they use Optimas and standard batteries. They have seen no benefit using either one. I was thinking about an optima for a race car (safety/gel cell) but not really for the truck. I would go Motorcraft if it were me.

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