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

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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
 
4.6

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (117)
  • Good power output (110)
  • Safe to handle (95)
  • Long lasting (87)

Cons

  • Heavy (15)
  • Loses charge (7)
  • Lacks power (4)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (107)
  • Upgrade (90)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Truck enthusiast (27), Auto enthusiast (21), Casual driver (15), Mechanic (11), Competitive driver (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (55), Truck enthusiast (41), Casual driver (32), Mechanic (19), Competitive driver (11)

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

optima lifetime customer

By skull1

from California

About Me Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Battery Replacement

Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery:

My last battery lasted 7 years.recently in had alternator problems that killed a newer battery it was under warranty and received a full replacement.

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4.0

I would buy this product again.

By 51Cards

from Oxford,N.C.

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Powerful
  • Safe To Handle

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Battery Replacement
  • Upgrade

Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery:

It's a very good Battery I would buy this product again.

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5.0

My last Optima lasted about 9 years

By PatDTN

from White Pine, TN

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:

    The battery is a perfect fit. However it comes with a cap to protect the top that didn't fit around the radiator support brace. A little work on the cap with a saw and it works great.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the extra money

    By AllAmericanOutlaw

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Powerful
    • Safe To Handle

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery:

      Put this battery in my heavy duty truck. Install was simple as following the instructions. Plenty of power for the truck and the trailers I pull.

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      5.0

      Good price but store did not understand

      By Tony

      from Miami, FLorida

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

      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:

        Battery was highly rated at the forums in the truck section, I've tried other brands and they dont last long, I drive a 2003 F250 diesel and when it comes to batteries they don't last long in my truck, I have custom sound system and they said these are better than the dealer batteries, we will see if they are right, we will review them later when it comes to how food they are with the abuse of a diesel truck specially here with the weather we have in Miami, Florida.
        Hope they last more than the last ones....

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Everything we expected!

        By Dr Frankenwagen

        from Thibodaux, LA

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        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:

          Would like to see a motorcycle version!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I will buy these batteries for every car

          By spyke

          from lorton, va

          About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Battery Replacement
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery:

            I installed 2 in my 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and would install them in every car i own if i could.

            These batteries are amazing and worth every cent in the cranking power they have, example: I left for Cali. and returned 10 days later my trucked started with ease and the wifes car was dead and had to use my truck to jump hers.

            I recommend them to every one, once you buy them you will never need a new battery for the life of the car if you maintain it correctly.

            thank you for reading my reveiw of these batteries

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            this is fantastic battery .

            By mike

            from albertville, alabama

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery:

            great product! got fantastic deal from advance! the best place to buy parts.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Purchase

            By jlaud

            from Norfolk, NE

            About Me Casual Driver

            Level 1

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement

              Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery:

              Purchased this on 11-27-2011 as a replacement for the factory battery and haven't had any issues. I would buy this battery again.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Battery!

              By Tyler

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Long Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Battery Replacement
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery:

                Easy to install, fits perfectly in the stock battery tray in my 2003 Tahoe. I've listened to music with my sound system hours on end and havent heard any signs of struggling when i start the truck. Great upgrade!

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                6 Questions | 11 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

                  1 answer

                  • 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

                  • 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
                  • 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
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