RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34, 800 CCA
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OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34, 800 CCA

Part No. 34-980 Warranty Details  

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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
Cold Cranking Amperage:800 A
Cranking Amps:1000 A
Height:7 13/16 in
Length:10 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:100 m
Terminal Type:Top Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:41 lbs
Width:6 7/8 in
BCI Group Size:34

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

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (28)
  • Safe to handle (24)
  • Easy to install (23)
  • Long lasting (20)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (20)
  • Upgrade (17)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (6), Truck enthusiast (5), Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Truck enthusiast (10), Auto enthusiast (8), Casual driver (6), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Looks better then factory battery

used in street car combination race car. works great to start high compression Big Block Mopar

used in street car combination race car. works great to start high compression Big Block Mopar

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Got a Dud and no help

Have had 5 of these batteries before. This is my 6th and it has lasted 1.5 years. Vehicle no longer starts in temps below 45 degrees. Advance says there is an issue but...Read complete review

Have had 5 of these batteries before. This is my 6th and it has lasted 1.5 years. Vehicle no longer starts in temps below 45 degrees. Advance says there is an issue but will not replace it is marginally failing, not totally failing . Optima says it is on Advance to replace. Up to the Regional VP on the contact list to get someone to honor the 3 year free replacement. So warning to buyers. If it does not totally failing you will not receive any help from Advance to Optima to get it replaced.

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5.0

great battery

By 

from Macomb Michigan

Verified Buyer

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

great battery

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Love my RedTops!

By 

from Colorado

About Me Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Upgrade

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

    Just installed 2 RedTops in my 2003 Dodge Ram Cummins, and they are working well!

     
    5.0

    Great battery I will be putting these in all my cars

    By 

    from Colorado Springs

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    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, 800 CCA:

      I one of these in my 64 Thunderbird and my 05 Mustang best battery I ever purchased

       
      5.0

      Battey

      By 

      from PA

      About Me Competitive Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Upgrade

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

        Great Service individual.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Get what you pay for....

        By 

        from montgomery, TX

        About Me Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Battery Replacement

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

          Very powerful startups and the life of the battery is unmatched....last one lasted +8years....changed last battery when startups started to fade in power....optuma battery do not die suddenly, like my past standard lead plate batteries..

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great upgrade

          By 

          from Naperville, IL

          About Me Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          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, 800 CCA:

            Purchased as an upgrade for my performance truck and i love it. Great looking and powerful battery.

             
            5.0

            Good Power

            By 

            from West Islip NY

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Powerful
            • Safe To Handle

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Upgrade

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

              Did research. Since the car isn't used on a regular basis, I need a dependable battery for my 68 Chevelle SS.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              NOT EXACT FIT

              By 

              from Upstate New York

              About Me Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Safe To Handle

              Cons

              • Difficult To Install

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement

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

              THE TERMINALS ARE NOT THE SAME SIDES AS THE FACTORY ORIGINAL. HAD TO MOVE THE GROUND WIRE TO ALLOW THE WIRES TO REACH. NOT AN EXACT FIT REPLACEMENT.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice upgrade for plow truck

              By 

              from Northern NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I purchased this battery with hopes that it would perform better in extreme cold. I installed it in a '99 F350 with a V10, and at -20F this truck has never started so well. Serious staring power, and the plow motor works very well also.

                   
                  5.0

                  Optima Red Top

                  By 

                  from Tampa, FL

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Battery Replacement

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

                    Perfect for unique auto and truck applications. No spill, can be mounted in any position, very reliable.

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                    • Q:

                      warrenty
                      Asked on 1/3/2013 by kc from 53023

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 34, 800 CCA part# 34-980 has 3 year free replacement warranty. Free Replacement Period begins the day of purchase and expires at the end of the Free Replacement Period printed on your original sales receipt. This period does not renew when the battery is replaced during the Free Replacement Period. If the battery becomes defective after the Free Replacement Period and prior to the end of the warranty period, the warranty benefit will be prorated and can either be credited toward the purchase of a new battery or refunded at our option. The proration amount shall be determined by dividing the purchase price by the number of months of the warranty period, then multiplying the result by the months remaining in the warranty period. Partial months are rounded to the nearest whole month. Installation of an automotive battery in any other type of vehicle or equipment voids your warranty.

                        Answered on 1/3/2013 by Rick from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what is the difference between the red top and the yellow top?
                      Asked on 2/3/2011 by big marc from Raleigh NC

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The only difference between the yellow and red top is that the yellow top has an extra 20 minutes of reserve capacity.

                        Yellow top CCA = 750 amps, CA = 870
                        Red top CCA = 800 amps, CA = 1000

                        Answered on 2/3/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                      • A:

                        The red top is a starting battery only, the yellow top is a starting and deep cycle battery. If you have aftermarket electrics such as extra lights or a winch, or run accessories without engine power, the yellow top is recommended. Stock vehicles use the red top.

                        Answered on 3/30/2011 by logo1664 from Oxford MS
                    • Q:

                      What's the projected longevity of this battery in months? Is it a 60/72/84 month battery?
                      Asked on 12/30/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Most optima batteries that I have used lasted about 5 years under normal circumstances.

                        Answered on 12/31/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What's the projected longevity of this battery in months? Is it a 60/72/84 month battery?
                      Asked on 12/30/2010 by jwoodland from hanover, PA

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Most optima batteries that I have used lasted about 5 years under normal circumstances.

                        Answered on 12/31/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                    • Q:

                      does optima have side mount batteries or do they just carry top mount batteries only
                      Asked on 8/30/2010 by Michael from Van Buren,AR

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Thay have some that have both i think it is yellow!

                        Answered on 8/31/2010 by michael from aap
                      • A:

                        There are some Red Tops with both. I've been told for use with GM cars.

                        Answered on 10/18/2012 by Patrick from Houston, Scottsdale, Long Beach
                    • Q:

                      what are the cold cranking amps?
                      Asked on 3/28/2010 by krutch44 from gibsonia ,pa

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        CCA is 800.

                        Answered on 3/29/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Does the picture represent the exact battery? The terminal location are opposite in my vehicle.
                      Asked on 2/2/2010 by George

                      1 answer

                      • A:

                        the actual battery for your truck will have the correct terminal location

                        Answered on 3/4/2010 by Skoobie from WI
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