RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA
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Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA

Part No. 34/78-980 Warranty  

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The OPTIMA RedTop high-performance AGM battery is the ultimate high-CCA starting battery designed to deliver the strongest starting power. With unparalleled high power delivery and extreme resistance to the most common causes of battery failure, RedTop is ideal for trucks, SUV's, luxury cars, hot rods, off-road vehicles and other applications that require a leak-proof starting-only battery.

Product Features:
  • SPIRALCELL Technology provides 15x the vibration resistance of a traditional battery
  • Strongest 5 second starting burst
  • Up to 2x longer life
  • Completely spill-proof, mountable in many positions
  • Maintenance free for maximum convenience
  • Faster recharging capabilities
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Battery Type:Sprial AGM
BCI Group Size:34/78
Cold Cranking Amps:800 amps
Cranking Amps:1000 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:7 13/16 in
Length:10 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:100 min
Terminal Type:Dual Termimal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:41 lbs
Width:6 7/8 in

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Optima BatteriesRedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA
 
4.6

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (8)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (125)
  • Good power output (120)
  • Safe to handle (102)
  • Long lasting (95)

Cons

  • Heavy (18)
  • Loses charge (7)
  • Lacks power (4)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (111)
  • Upgrade (96)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Truck enthusiast (27), Auto enthusiast (21), Casual driver (15), Mechanic (11), Competitive driver (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (63), Truck enthusiast (43), Casual driver (33), Mechanic (22), Competitive driver (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Battery

I use the battery as the main starting battery and use a yellow top as a 2nd battery for my stereo. I really like the dual attachment points. There are plenty of accessories for...Read complete review

I use the battery as the main starting battery and use a yellow top as a 2nd battery for my stereo. I really like the dual attachment points. There are plenty of accessories for this battery that make it that much better.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Optima batteries suck

Worst batteries I have ever dealt with, I have purchased 7 of the pieces of junk. Every one of them has been an absolute piece of junk....The latest fiasco is the...Read complete review

Worst batteries I have ever dealt with, I have purchased 7 of the pieces of junk. Every one of them has been an absolute piece of junk....The latest fiasco is the battery I bought in March of 2010 has gone bad. Maufacturing defect. It started leakin from the top, While charging. This is going to be the last Optima battery I will ever buy. And the only reason I am buying a new one is because it's the only thing that will fit a billet aluminum battery box. DO Not Purchase these batteries, they are junk.

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5.0

pretty BA battery.

By jack

from co springs

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Long Lasting
  • Powerful
  • Safe To Handle

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Battery Replacement
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

    this thing turns!

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By Makuarro

    from Laredo tx

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Long Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

      Over all ecxellent product very happy, with the purchase, advance auto parts best on parts and deals, thanks.

      Comment on this review(earn points)

      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love optima batteries and advanced ap

      By Nick Cummins

      from Greeley, CO

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Long Lasting
      • Powerful
      • Safe To Handle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

        Optima batteries are awesome and I won't use anything else in my truck. Got a good price by going to the website and picking up in the store.

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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By jj

        from fla

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Upgrade

        Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

        Great item

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        (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Worth the few extra $$.

        By Anthony

        from Saint Augustine, FL

        About Me Casual Driver, Love My Truck

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Long Lasting
        • No Liquid To Spill
        • Powerful
        • Safe To Handle

        Cons

        • Only A Few Extra Bucks

        Best Uses

        • Diesels Need The Power
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

        Put two of these into a Ford Exursion 6.0l diesel that requires two batteries. Replaced two run of the mill batteries and still think these were worth the few extra $.

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        (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        best buy for my car

        By garry37

        from edgewater fl.

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Long Lasting
        • Powerful
        • Safe To Handle

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Upgrade

        Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

        battery is for 1937 ford street rod. good battery for in the trunk.

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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Would buy again

        By Sbp

        from Phonexville pa

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

            In race car

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            (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Powerful battery

            By AJ

            from New Smyrna Beach, Fl

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Long Lasting
            • Powerful
            • Safe To Handle

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement

            Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

            Installed battery in a 1967 Fairlane with a 429 big block. Needed a battery to crank this high compression motor. The Optima Red Top did the trick.

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            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/7

            By Brutus & Jungle Jim

            from Baltimore

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Long Lasting
            • Powerful
            • Safe To Handle
            • The Best Battery

            Cons

            • NON

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement
            • The Best Battery
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

            Advance Auto Parts - 8812
            2033 E Joppa Rd
            Parkville, MD 21234-0000 Phone

            (410) 661-0203
            I have been a funny car addict, mechanic, and stationary engineer, and the owner of this company and his employees are the most informed and nicest people I have ever dealt with. Please save your valuable time and take your business here so they stay open. Remember all the speedshops that have closed and how nice the people were. Starting with the owner all the way through are are the best!!!! Very friendly---tested my Ford Expedition charging system, gave me a complete read-out and installed the best bettery I have owned "Optima". Buy here and keep them open!!!!

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            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Still best battery out there

            By Travelin' Man

            from Thomasville, GA

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Long Lasting
            • Powerful
            • Safe To Handle

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

                If you install a battery disconnect switch for when not in use, the battery will probably last over nine years - two of mine did.

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                Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

                6 Questions | 12 Answers
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                • Q:

                  I have a GMC diesel that uses 2 batteries. Will it be Ok to match a new agm battery with a standard battery? Only one of my batteries are weak.
                  Asked on 3/2/2014 by Gearnutz from cola. sc

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Gearnutz, glad to assist you! To check the exact fit application for the Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA (Part No. 34/78-980), please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                    Answered on 3/4/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  My 2006 Chevrolet Express uses the side terminal for installation. What do you do to cover the top posts?
                  Asked on 12/29/2012 by Burner from Saginaw, MI

                  2 answers

                  • A:

                    I wonder if customer care even reads the question!
                    Try wrapping top terminals in electrical tape if it's a major concern, bit generally it will never contact the hood unless in an accident.

                    Answered on 11/18/2014 by nick the car guy from Ohio
                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    With respect to your inquiry on the Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA - Part No. 34/78-980 a top post to side post terminal adapter will help with the installation. Unfortunately we do not have this adapter available online. However I would recommend that you check with the nearest Advance Auto store or call us toll free at: 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 12/30/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  What is the life of this batter?
                  Asked on 10/26/2012 by Tom from VA

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA (Part No. 34/78-980) comes with 3 years replacement warranty. There is no predetermined amount of battery life. So many variables come into play that it really depends on the situation at hand. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 10/27/2012 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Can this battery with stand High vibrations?
                  Asked on 9/5/2012 by greg from At my desk in Pa Shippensburg 17257

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery (Part No. 34/78-980) provides 15x the vibration resistance of a traditional battery. It is ideal for trucks, SUV's, luxury cars, hot rods, off-road vehicles and other applications that require a leak-proof starting-only battery. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 9/5/2012 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  What is the replacement warranty on optima batteries?
                  Asked on 5/29/2011 by HYMIE from GA

                  2 answers

                  • A:

                    And the AAP answer is a non-answer. If you are shopping for a battery you do not have receipt for the battery YOU ARE GOING TO BUY.

                    I too would like to know what the warranty is on an Optima battery.

                    Answered on 11/2/2013 by UnhappyWithThePreviousAnswer from Houston
                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Your warranty begins the day you purchase the battery, and expires at the end of the warranty period printed on your original receipt and Order Confirmation email, or when you sell your vehicle, whichever occurs first. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time.

                    Answered on 6/3/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                • Q:

                  if i buy this battery for my vette will i have to make any altercations to get to fit
                  Asked on 8/31/2010 by befo from canfield,ohio

                  5 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Depends on which sides the terminals are on your Corvette Battery

                    Answered on 8/31/2010 by Mike from AAP
                  • A:

                    you shouldn't provided you get the correct group size.

                    Answered on 10/11/2010 by Astrovan man from Culloden, WV
                  • A:

                    Altercations? No. I've never known a battery to start a fight.

                    Answered on 2/27/2011 by Merriam Webster from http://www.merriam-webster.com/
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I don't believe you will have any problems with the fit if you purchase your new battery that is the same Group/Size as your existing battery and has the same terminal configuration (top/side). Optima should have a battery that matches the Group/size of your Vette's OEM battery.

                    Answered on 9/3/2010 by Md_Al from Severna Park, MD
                  • A:

                    I installed the 34D Yellow top in my '89 vert without any modification whatsoever. Worked like a charm and had more then enough power to start up as well as power my audio setup (Alpine 4 channel and MTX single sub amp).

                    Answered on 1/17/2013 by NealWM from Studio City, CA
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