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Old 03-03-2017, 05:51 AM
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I have a Viper alarm as well, just a side note, though I'm not offering too much on battery input as mine is just a Duralast Gold from Autozone (lol)..

When I have my car in storage, I disconnect the battery or anytime really where my car sits for more than a week, since the alarm causes parasitic drain on the battery (walked up to a nearly dead battery, three times).

The only hassle for me in doing this is obviously resetting the oem radio code each time, which won't be a problem for you since you have an aftermarket headunit.

Just my two cents.
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jyeung528 : Im not really sure, I trust billman. When i bought the car I went to him and he chanced all the fluids in the car but im not sure what brand he uses. I dont have aftermarket shocks yet, but is coming soon. So far i dont have aftermarket parts
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TofuProductions: Thanks for the advice. I will do that next time i dont drive her for a while
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I have a yellow top optima battery. I have had it for about 3 years now. I never had a problem with it. And I don't drive my car very often. Sometimes twice a month.
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Originally Posted by Mexs2k View Post
I have a yellow top optima battery. I have had it for about 3 years now. I never had a problem with it. And I don't drive my car very often. Sometimes twice a month.
man... I'm sitting here in winter blues waiting to yank my car out of storage.

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A much better idea is to get a Battery Tender, and lrave it hokked up when car is in storage. That will go a long way to helping your new batt last a long time.

Any battery from Autozone to Walmart will be fine. They are all quite decent. The Costco battery is real quality, but they no longer carry one that will properly fit our cars. You can make it fit, but...
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Originally Posted by Car Analogy View Post
A much better idea is to get a Battery Tender, and lrave it hokked up when car is in storage. That will go a long way to helping your new batt last a long time.
I'll second this. My car is stored for 5-6 months every year. I use a Deltran battery tender on it when it is stored. I just replaced the OEM battery from 2003 at the beginning of last season.
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If you buy an optima, trickle charge it overnight before putting on the car. I've had 2 optima* yellow. the first one ended up continually testing low, I replaced it with another (warranty) but trickle charged that one overnight before install. It continually tests around 12.56 volts and around 650-680 CCA after a year and a half. The previous one was testing in the 385-400 range (which is still not bad) but I learned by the Johnson controls rep that the best thing to do is trickle an AGM battery before install for best results.
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Is there anything wrong with the OEM battery from Honda?
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Is there anything wrong with the OEM battery from Honda?
No, he just wants the best and money is no issue.
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