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Luvjet
07-20-2001, 04:08 PM
Optima batteries @ Costco 99.99

Steve Miehe
07-20-2001, 07:16 PM
How big of a shoe horn do you need to fit an optima battery inside the compartment? Or, do you need to a running start and dive toward the car?!

Seriously, do they fit right in or do you have to modify in some way?

Fred(DrivingSchool)Kinder
07-20-2001, 08:07 PM
It depends on the relative location of the battery tray to frame. Some cars the OPTIMA is fine and on others the neg terminal will not clear the frame. I feel it is beast to measure the distance between the battery tray and frame before buying the battery to make sure there is clearance.

jimandela
07-21-2001, 09:39 AM
This is the info i was able to obtain from Optima.
Also I understand modifying (bending battery tray slightly)
is no big deal. If needed...

Hello.
Our redtop model 34/78-1050 should fit okay.....that battery box in the Viper is hindersome so measure it out to be sure vs ours.....10"l x 67/8" w x 7 13/16" h......

Thank you for your support of Optima Batteries.
David Willman alias Willy
Customer Relations Coordinator
Government and Military Sales Coordinator
303 340-7486 direct phone
800 292-4359 x 486 toll free
303 344-9905 fax
303 995-0097 cell phone

Fred(DrivingSchool)Kinder
07-21-2001, 11:09 AM
Go to the Optima battery web site and use their battery selector for Dodge/Viper/1997-2000. Interesting result!

jimandela
07-21-2001, 11:42 PM
Fred,
Very interesting... I had Mr. Wilman (Optima employee) send me the emails.. he sent me two. The one I posted and one other that included all the new part numbers (same battery) seeing that interstate is now selling optima under there name as well....
maybe they just need to update the website??
below is the 2nd email he sent regarding this:

Hello.
Their number is agm800DT, our number is 9004-003 aka 800u aka 34/78-1050....all the same......
Thank you for your support of Optima Batteries.
David Willman alias Willy
Customer Relations Coordinator
Government and Military Sales Coordinator
303 340-7486 direct phone
800 292-4359 x 486 toll free
303 344-9905 fax
303 995-0097 cell phone