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 Details  
$201.99
Core Charge: $22.00
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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 3 times longer life
  • Completely spill-proof, mountable in many positions
  • Maintenance free for maximum convenience
  • Faster recharging capabilities
  • 3 year free replacement warranty
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Battery Type:Primary (Non-Rechargeable)
Battery Usage:Starting
Maintenance Free:Yes
BCI Group Size:34/78

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

(based on 188 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (143)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (129)
  • Good power output (124)
  • Safe to handle (107)
  • Long lasting (99)

Cons

  • Heavy (20)
  • Loses charge (8)
  • Lacks power (4)
  • Price (3)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (116)
  • Upgrade (102)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Truck enthusiast (27), Auto enthusiast (21), Casual driver (15), Mechanic (11), Competitive driver (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (71), Truck enthusiast (47), Casual driver (36), Mechanic (23), Competitive driver (14)

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

 

NOT WORTH THE EXTRA MONEY

Paid the extra cash for this "so called" upgrade on the recommendation of a friend. 4 years, almost to the date, of cold Wisconsin winters and I'm replacing them again,...Read complete review

Paid the extra cash for this "so called" upgrade on the recommendation of a friend. 4 years, almost to the date, of cold Wisconsin winters and I'm replacing them again, going back to the old reliable Interstate batteries, 2 years longer warranty & $100 cheaper, and my Duramax need 2.

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5.0

Great fix for my dead battery!

By 

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

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

Always wanted one of these batteries, battery died on the road, had to get one ,no better time to try it out, works well!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

First time purchase just became a everytime purchase.

By 

from Mt Pleasant, TN

Verified Buyer

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

Installed in my 1995 Ford Bronco trail vehicle.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Awesome battery & very light!

By 

from Madison, WI

Verified Buyer

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

Great battery and fit perfectly in my 2004 Chevy Suburban!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Recommended

By 

from Cozad NE

Verified Buyer

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

Quick service

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Battery

By 

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

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

Very good battery . However, I had to install the battery myself. The staff of my store, although great people, where unable to install the battery. No their fault but the fault of management.

 
5.0

i would buy this product again

By 

from moore co. nc

Verified Buyer

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

purchased a car battery, last one of this brand lasted over 8 years.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Redtop replacement.

By 

from Canton, GA

Verified Buyer

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

Replaced a redtop I had for 7 years, hoping for 7 more.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great battery. Starts much faster now.

By 

from Northern Kentucky

Verified Buyer

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

So far so good with the battery. Keeping the receipt just in case.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Perfect fit

By 

from Augusta Ga

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fit Perfectly

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      The Red Top Optima fit perfectly in my 99 Z71. Plenty of power to crank right up. I hope it lasts as long as my last battery that i had for 7 years.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I would buy the product again

      By 

      from Hollywood Florida

      Verified Buyer

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

      Like the cranking amps

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      • No

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      Do you have questions about this product?

       

      Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. For further assistance, please review your support options on our Contact Us page.

      6 Questions | 13 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

        3 answers

        • 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
        • 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
        • A:

          The correct answer is... If you purchase the battery with only the side post connections, you have nothing to worry about. However, if for some reason you want the dual post configuration, the battery comes with little covers on the top posts. Just leave them on. If you are dealing with a used battery that is missing those covers, I suggest trying to snag some covers, somewhere you might find new batteries on display :)

          Answered on 4/22/2015 by Camaroguy from Wichita, KS
      • 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

        • 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
        • 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
      • 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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