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Thread: Optima VS Stinger Batteries

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    Optima VS Stinger Batteries

    Ok, so this will probably get flamed but it should be fun.

    I wanted to know who has what for a second battery an Optima or a Stinger, which model, deep cycle or not, and what you average run time for you computer on just the reserve battery?

    I was pretty set on getting an Optima but I went to look at Stinger batteries last night and I am not sure now.

    I have done a and a but I wanna know from someones experience which seems to work better.
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    I have stinger battery in the back. The model number is Spv35. Search on google to get the spec.

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    You don't want a deep cycle. They are designed to be used more for full drain applications, like electric golf carts and winch operation etc.

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    I have heard very few people using stinger batteries. Everyone I know that replaces or adds a battery adds a yellowtop optima. This doesnt necessarily mean that stinger isnt as good, but if they were better, I am sure more people would use them then. I dont know what the prices are either, but I could see the stinger batteries being more expensive, and not really worth the extra money.

    Not really helpful, but I personally would go with optima

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbuchman
    I have heard very few people using stinger batteries. Everyone I know that replaces or adds a battery adds a yellowtop optima. This doesnt necessarily mean that stinger isnt as good, but if they were better, I am sure more people would use them then. I dont know what the prices are either, but I could see the stinger batteries being more expensive, and not really worth the extra money.

    Not really helpful, but I personally would go with optima

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    I have a spv35 Stinger in my car and haven't had any problems. Was only $82 from cardomain.com. Don't know abou the optima and I know many people use them but I am cool with my Stinger.

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    i just got a yellow top battery and its real nice. I have 20 jukebox that use to shutdown at every red light, now it just keeps on playing...

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    I have an optima Yellow top as well as a 1 farad digital cap, and I love it.

    And a Deep cycle works best with car audio apps because of the serious constant drain on your battery. It also pulls some load off of your alternator. ALL pro car audio entusiest use deep cycle batteries.
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    Deep cycle is the best way to go. I can run my system for a whole day while working on the car but at night the car wont start but it always comes back with a hour onthe charger. I got a yellow top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by froop
    You don't want a deep cycle. They are designed to be used more for full drain applications, like electric golf carts and winch operation etc.
    And why don't you want one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    And why don't you want one?
    Because MOST deep cycle batteries are bad starting batteries. The yellow top is both

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