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1992 Mustang GT Battery Replacement

The Battery in my 92 GT is over 7 years old now, so next spring I would like to install a new battery, I looked at Optimas but seems like people all over have trouble getting them to stay in place or have the cables reach. Any ideas for a good replacement?

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Where did you hear people have problems with the cables and getting them to stay in place?


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i have an optima battery and i love it. never had a problem
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Odyssey PC680 battery here. Got it from www.batterymart.com. Does everything I need.

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Odyssey PC680 battery here. Got it from www.batterymart.com. Does everything I need.
That thing is tiny! It really turns the car over fine? How does the 680 cranking amps for 5 seconds work? For 5 seconds it puts out 680amps, then drops back down to 225?

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optima red top...only went dead because of the shops fault(had bottle heater on w/o car running) and my fault(hatch open,radio on,while working /cleaning car)...charged right back up and has been fine since....

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Value: Wally-World MAXX (yellow) - $59.86 - 9 years warranty / 3 years free replacement.

Tough: Interstate - Norm for vehicles in Northern states where is gets so cold, most vehicles have engine heaters and people leave their vehicles running when shopping or at resturants.

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Another vote for optima. Its a little smaller for the battery tray, but never had any problems with it.

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Optimas are great pieces. You must've been doing something right for your current battery to last 7 years!

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COSTCO You can get a battery for your Stang for 38 buks. 100 month/3 year free replacement. You can't get a better deal anywhere for that price. I got one in my 82 and bought one for my Dad for his 98 Ranger.

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Just had the same desision to make--

I went with a Sears Die hard blue weather handler after considering the Optima.
Had a $140 credit at Sears and after lifting both batterys they weighed the same. If looks are very important go for th Optima but the Die Hard is a OK looking battery and I was able to get a Great battery a new torque wrench, a set of screw drivers and a digital tier guage with 15 buck left over!!!
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Optima has my vote too. Used the Diehards before,,, good battery but I like the Optima better.

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My Optima is 6 years old and it is one incredible battery! I've left it dead over the winter for months at a time and it charges right back up!

Put one in my truck last year, works great, fits great!

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Thanks for all the input, I was reading several different boards and heard about hold down problems and sometimes the cables not reaching the terminals. I will have to do some more research.
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You shouldn't have much difficulty installing an Optima in your 92 GT, I've seen them in the stock battery tray with the factory battery cables. You may have to experiment with a different hold-down, but other than that, shouldn't be a big deal.

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I had to trim off one of the sides of the tray, and used a belt to hold it down. Passed inspection at Gainesville Raceway, he even grabbed the belt and shook it.

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I just bought an Optima. I was an Interstate fan for years and years. Thought I'd try one that needs no water, ever. Not much more expensive than the large Interstates i usually buy. Couple dollars when Optima was on sale.

I have a battery box in the back and used some 2x4 scrap pieces cut just right to fill in gaps so that it's tight. Lid is screwed on, but battery could slide an inch this way or that way without the wood to take up the gap.

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I wonder if anybody actually mounts these upside down...

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I use a Holley Annihilator battery (odyssey). It's nice, but it's not worth $250. It just fit a lot better and it was all the speed shop had. It won't crank the car more than 5 times in a minute thought. I have to let it run for at least 2 minutes to get it to restart. It weighs about 18lbs.
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Optima batteries are also great because there is no acid to worry about.

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Optima batteries are also great because there is no acid to worry about.
And no fumes... which is important if mounted in the car.

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optima all the way. ive had the same battery in 3 diff. cars. drained it then charged right back up
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Optima now has a plastic piece that snaps onto the battery to help secure it in a Ford using the factory h-ware BTW
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Buying my Optima yellowtop was one of the best investments I've ever put into my Mustang.


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That thing is tiny! It really turns the car over fine? How does the 680 cranking amps for 5 seconds work? For 5 seconds it puts out 680amps, then drops back down to 225?
The Odyssey has worked really well in my car. It has enough power to start the car quite a few times before it gets weak. It weighs about 15 lbs. As with the Optima, this battery is dry cell and doesn't create vapors. This one can be mounted on its side too, like I have. It will actually fit nicely in a stock battery tray on its side. The Dynabat battery is supposed to be exactly the same, just rebadged.

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