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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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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.

Believe it or not.
 

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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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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 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 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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