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Optima red into S3 7

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Optima red into S3 7

#1 Post by digbyj » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:11 pm

Hi Team,
I’m about to stick an Optima red in my 7 and just wanted to see if it’s a fairly simple swap over from a standard battery?
It appears they are similar footprint but not as high which doesn’t sound too complicated, one would hope!
Did a bit of searching and found some info but not the answer.
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Re: Optima red into S3 7

#2 Post by bumpstart » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:21 pm

depending which one you buy / there should be one for the standard space. and comes with packaging so that it will mount up in various stock installations .. most of us with a battery box and relocation will have gone for the 34/78 and 800-1000 cca


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Re: Optima red into S3 7

#3 Post by bumpstart » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:23 pm

http://d26maze4pb6to3.cloudfront.net/op ... _Sheet.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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Re: Optima red into S3 7

#4 Post by digbyj » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:00 pm

Thanks, and interesting that of all the research I’ve done into these, your previous comments on them have been the most useful.
The one I’m looking at is the red 34 800cca so that should be the 34/78 you speak of.
I’ll be mounting in the factory spot so should be onto a winner.
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Re: Optima red into S3 7

#5 Post by digbyj » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:04 pm

Oh and I’m aware they are available in normal and “R” depending on fitment!



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Re: Optima red into S3 7

#6 Post by bumpstart » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:22 pm

if you follow the link you should be able to navigate and find exact dimensions. check first if using stock location .
i am relocated to hatch area in box and so there is no limits for that and the 800 is the obvious choice .

for DIN H5 location with base endclamps then the 75/25/35 series use those clamps
/ whilst the 34 series is for GM and other US brands with sideclamps the 34/78 has terminal connectors on top and on the side. the plain 34 is top only
meanwhile there is usually no change in price

you need to check the base and height dimensions. but it is all there

http://d26maze4pb6to3.cloudfront.net/op ... _Guide.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-us/s ... ner-manual" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-us/r ... ng-battery" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

easily the best battery i have bought in all my motoring . worth every cent


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Re: Optima red into S3 7

#7 Post by digbyj » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:26 pm

Great info! I’ll take the current dimensions with me and make sure I get the right one. Then do a service and pray she starts, haven’t driven it for a year!
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