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Kungfuquest
08-28-2009, 09:33 PM
Wanted to get an optima yellow top but they don't make one to fit my 2k a4 avant 1.8tq. Any suggestion outside of the autozone special?

aytheory
08-28-2009, 09:46 PM
go to costco they have rebadged optima if not duralast or interstate - don't cheap out on the battery

B6JoeS4
08-28-2009, 09:46 PM
DieHard's Platinum series is basically the same technology as Optima uses. check with them

onemoremile
08-29-2009, 02:24 AM
Optima red top 34R.

zrowcool
08-29-2009, 05:32 AM
i have a yellow top for my 2k a4 1.8t. i think its a d34 or something like that. I had to get a universale battery hold down kit and modify it to hold in there.

Stubek
08-29-2009, 08:20 AM
Interstate

whoace
08-31-2009, 08:25 PM
Any AGM battery

nyca4tqm
08-31-2009, 08:45 PM
When I choose batteries, I look at cold cranking amps and the warranty.

whoace
08-31-2009, 08:55 PM
CCA is only pertinent in cold weather climate and warranty is always pro-rated. Look into battery technologies rather than capacity and amp ratings.

nyca4tqm
08-31-2009, 09:05 PM
CCA is only pertinent in cold weather climate and warranty is always pro-rated. Look into battery technologies rather than capacity and amp ratings.

I live in NY, I see you live in Northern NY so you know about CCA. Been doing it for more than 20 years now....I like to keep things simple.

whoace
08-31-2009, 09:33 PM
I live in NY, I see you live in Northern NY so you know about CCA. Been doing it for more than 20 years now....I like to keep things simple.

LOL! Unfortunately, nothing is simple in vehicles these days. i.e. Intelligent battery sensors with built in shunts and state of charge monitoring...

A war of 4
09-01-2009, 01:23 PM
I have a optima red-top 35 and it fits a little better than the 34R.