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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Optima battery and tray install - finally.

Battery didn't survive the winter sleep so had to replace it. Went with the Optima Yellow Top.




Used the adapters provided and that worked, but really didn't fit it. So I ordered a billet battery tray for the optima.




Everything is nice and secure but I have to fix those terminals ASAP.











I'll post pics when that's done.
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That engine bay is WAYYYYY to clean The billet looks good, what was the decision with the yellow top over the red?

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That engine bay is WAYYYYY to clean The billet looks good, what was the decision with the yellow top over the red?
Thanks Gilroy! She's still a little dusty from winter, but we're working on it.

Went with the yellow top because it better meets my needs...

and the yellow matches the text on top of the windshield washer cover.
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digital battery terminals to finish it off
where did you get the tray



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Ordered the terminals before I even got the Optima.

They are being shipped via donkey from Uzbeckistania.

The tray I got from CFR Performance. Paid almost as much for shipping as for the item.
It's a very nice piece.
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That engine bay is WAYYYYY to clean:
thats the advantage of not driving it ever.



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thats the advantage of not driving it ever.
The truck is beat - almost at 26,900kms.
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mine hasn't looked like that since new..and never will again..

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that big black fuse on the power cable is such an eyesore. i gotta figure a way to replace that


what did you do with the vacuum box that was attached to the battery tray?



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Same as you I left it tucked in between the battery and the fender. I have an idea for covering up that fuse. Will need to figure it out if it will actually work first.
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