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Thread: Need new start battery for GU - are the Optima yellow tops still worth it ?

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    FWIW: I too years ago was under the impression that nearly but not quite 1,000 CCA Optima Red’s & Odyssey Red’s were the Bee’s Knees for in the day 2.5hp Warn High Mount Comp winches
    Big horsepower race crankers like reds get destroyed by winch sucking adventures and your new D31A weapon has the best of both worlds John with circa 900 CCA and a capability of Deep Sucking Cycle TOUGH



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    It always started well when the old battery was charged but now it's really instant.
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    You’ve made a Top Purchase there John Mate!
    Just ran my new GQ D31 parallel pairs through a full maintenance/health check after completely pushing them to their limits down in Tassie

    They’ve thankfully made it all the way to ‘Stage 7- Happy Maintenance Trickle’ (NO stuffed coils/plates)
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    Finally got back to this battery installation to get it finished. Wasnít really sure how to make a cover for the positive terminal and settled on some red acrylic that could be shaped a bit with the heat gun.
    A 3mm stainless screw fits nicely into the gap to hold it on.
    The cutout where the 8mm thread is showing is to clamp the battery charger when needed.

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    Very very neat John.
    Love those terminals!!
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    Nice Job!

    I like those terminals too, although perhaps the 4 bolt version the same seller has might suit me. Can you tell a bit more about the making of the +ve terminal cover? Just flat acrylic sheet over the top? How is it attached? Where did you get the acrylic?
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    Itís rolled under the flat of the factory cable on the engine side and screwed down by the small screw you see there. Didnít have to drill, the screw tightened nicely in the space there.
    Just heated the end to roll it under. Iíll take a pic of the end tomorrow.

    Acrylic sheet here:
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    Top notch really nice work.
    This is something I just wouldn't have thought of doing. Thanks for sharing.

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