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Optima Batteries 8020-164 35 RedTop Starting Battery

by Optima
4.5 out of 5 stars 380 customer reviews
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  • 12-Volt, 720 Cold Cranking Amps, Size: 10 5/16" x 6 13/16" x 7 5/8" tall, Weight: 39.5 pounds, SAE Posts
  • Reserve capacity of 90 minutes for constant performance
  • Optimal starting power even in bad weather
  • Fifteen times more resistant to vibration for durability
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Technical Details

Brand Optima
Item Weight 31.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.3 x 6.8 x 7.6 inches
Origin Mexico
Item model number 8020-164
Manufacturer Part Number 8020164
OEM Part Number BCFJ8020-164
National Stock Number 6140-01-598-4013

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ASIN B000MS9VZK
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4.5 out of 5 stars 380 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #848 in Automotive (See top 100)
#2 in Automotive > Performance Parts & Accessories > Batteries & Accessories > Batteries
#2 in Automotive > Performance Parts & Accessories > Batteries & Accessories > Battery Accessories
#9 in Automotive > Replacement Parts > Batteries & Accessories > Batteries
Shipping Weight 35.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available January 18, 2007

Warranty & Support

Warranty, Parts:Optima warrants to the original purchaser that this battery is free of defects in material and workmanship for a 36 month replacement period when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. If a replacement is necessary due to a defect in materials and/or workmanship the battery will be replaced free of charge, within the free replacement period from date of original purchase. Please contact Amazon Customer Service with your warranty claim. For purchases from Amazon Merchant sellers please contact the seller directly for warranty support.
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Optima 35 RedTop is designed to deliver high power cranking ability even in harsh weather conditions. This battery is great for heavy use by hot rods and off-roaders with its leak-proof, high power, and starting ability. The unique SpiralCell design provides a strong and clean power source, ensuring the safety of you, your family and the environment. The higher reserve capacity gives you a longer shelf-life to give you the power when you need it, where you need it.

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I purchased this battery in March of 2008 and the battery is now dead as of January 2009. I contacted Optima to attempt to arrange a warranty exchange, and they passed the buck by directing me to contact Amazon, to which I was told that they would not honor a warranty exchange, or refund on account of the shipping restriction they have on this item. I am now stuck with a $150 paperweight on my workbench, and have since replaced my battery with an OEM style replacement battery from my local auto store that will actually honor my warranty should I need to use it.

Optima batteries are excellent products that nary have any problems, but I will *NEVER* purchase another Optima product based on the lack of customer support that I received.
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This product shipped from Amazon with no padding at all. It was cracked in several places, and some pieces of the plastic casing had broken off completely. It was no longer a sealed battery and was certainly not usable. I can't imagine this battery, which weighs nearly 40 lbs, ever surviving a trip through the mail without padding.
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Item took longer then expected thanks to UPS but was originally shipped by amazon promptly after my order was placed. Direct fit in my truck. my stock battery was over 2 years old and was showing wear by the amount of battery acid that has come out the battery. Installation was very quick... maybe only about 10min. and I took my battery to a local shop which gave me cash for the old battery.

I've owned Optima batteries in the past and it has always served me very well. I had my previous optima battery installed in a vehicle with 3000 watt subwoofers and it did a great job. When the bass was turned all the way up I had minimal dimming of vehicles head lights.

Shipping... So I have read some of the reviews before i ordered this product. A lot of the very negative reviews are from a several years ago. Mine arrived in a package that protects the battery. I had no damage to my product in anyway. There is a very clear description that amazon WILL honor the 3 year warranty too. I assume that amazon didn't have a way of doing it in reviews that were written about 3 years prior. I have confidence that I will not have any problems with my warranty replacement if needed going through amazon, but I will not find out unless I need a replacement at anytime.
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Battery died after 20 months. After calling Amazon I discovered that Amazon does not honor any warranty on this battery. Optima doesn't either! Local shops don't either! I had to replace the battery locally, but next time I'll at least have a warranty. DON'T BUY THIS BATTERY ON-LINE!!!!!
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I refused to accept delivery of this item. It was shipped with absolutely no protection. No padding, no box, nothing but a wrap of plastic to hold the spacer in place. The shipping labels were stuck directly to the bare battery. One entire lower corner was destroyed, broken plastic all the way into the actual cell. Since this is a gel cell type battery, no liquid leaked out, but I certainly was not going to accept a battery with a hole in the actual cell. These may be wonderful batteries, but shipping totally unprotected is idiocy.
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I've had great experience with Optima batteries in the past. Amazon offers it at a great price, but you'd be better off buying one locally and paying more. Amazon ships the battery without enough protection, so when the UPS guys drop the box, the battery is likely to get damaged. Mine arrived with a smashed corner. At the time I did not know if this would affect performance. Now after a year of use, it's pretty clear that the damage has taken its toll. My battery struggles to maintain 12 volts. I'll be replacing it with an Optima purchased locally.
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Ordered this battery and I received it damaged. Amazon wouldn't take it back, the shipper would not take a claim and Optima wouldn't take it back. So I was left with a damaged battery I can't use in my truck. Finally gave it to my handy man who will use it in his utility trailer after he put some epoxy on the damaged area. There's no way in hell I would put it in my truck like that. If you order this battery be aware of their return policy if you receive it damaged you're pretty much screwed!!!!
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This is a great battery, however the people at Amazon were giving me much trouble for something that was their own fault. Either way, the battery is with me, although it arrived in a broken box!

Also, This battery DOES fit the Subaru WRX, this is the correct battery (8020-164), although all the other information on this page is incorrect (which I found out after talking with Optima themself)
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