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Optima 8025-160-FFP RedTop Group 25 Starting Battery

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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
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Technical Details

Brand Optima
Model 9025-160-FFP
Item Weight 31.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.3 x 6.8 x 7.6 inches
Item model number 8025-160-FFP
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Manufacturer Part Number 8025-160-FFP

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Additional Information

ASIN B006QH560A
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4.7 out of 5 stars 129 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #198,267 in Automotive (See top 100)
#66 in Automotive > Performance Parts & Accessories > Batteries & Accessories > Batteries
#99 in Automotive > Performance Parts & Accessories > Batteries & Accessories > Battery Accessories
#434 in Automotive > Replacement Parts > Batteries & Accessories > Batteries
Shipping Weight 37.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available December 26, 2011

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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This product is packaged and shipped with extra protection to help protect your investment. The patented SPIRALCELL Technology in Optima RedTop batteries is truly worthy of praise. Optima RedTop batteries are built to withstand the abuse from Trucks, SUVs and 4WD experience on and off-road. SPIRALCELL Technology immobilizes the internal components of the battery, enabling Optima batteries to withstand incredible amounts of vibration. Vehicles modified for better engine performance demand more from a battery. Optima batteries withstand the high underhood temperatures associated with these performance vehicles. This prevents external gassing and leaking which can damage engine components and limit battery performance. An Optima RedTop battery is the only battery specifically designed to take abuse. Its patented SPIRALCELL Technology offers 15 times the vibration resistance and up to twice the life of ordinary batteries. Plus it's spill-proof, highly resistant to heat and cold, and can be stored for long periods without maintenance. Optima batteries deliver a higher level of power to the starter in the critical first 10 seconds of the vehicle starting cycle. This decreased internal resistance, along with the completely sealed case, is the key to Optima's unparalleled high power delivery, increased cycle life and fast recharge capability for fast recovery in short driving cycles. Optima's unique SPIRALCELL design offers the greatest technology in providing a strong and clean power source that far surpasses any of today's filled lead/acid batteries.

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Good battery. I had an earlier version, which somehow after two years totally died completely in my 'Vette (which, honestly, is a garage queen and doesn't get driven more than a few times a month). There is a known voltage drain glitch in some manual 'Vettes with the shifter-in-reverse-to-turn-off requirement and also the remote door lock function (software fixed this problem). But, regardless of why it died, the battery wouldn't recharge at all following a jump and 50 minutes of driving - the charging voltage never settled down (probably something about the load presented to the alternator). I took it to the place where I bought it, an outfit I get my motorhome batteries from, and they couldn't get it to charge/hold a charge so they sent it to the area rep. I suspected a bad cell, but the rep was able to fully charge/hold (which I have verified these last few weeks). The battery this review is written for, is working fine in the car and I monitor the charge voltage often while driving, but the reason for so much yakking is that I was told by the rep that this cell design, once fully discharged, needs more attention than "regular' cells to wake them up.
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What do you say about a battery? It works. It's not been that cold here lately so I'm not sure yet how it will do below-zero but so far it seems to work well. Installation was easy.

If you have a smaller engine I would use the top as a base. Otherwise the battery is to compact for the fitting in the engine compartment. The top, which seemingly protects teh connectors etc, is actually designed to serve as a base. Just look at the very easy-to-understand labeling.

And, yes, I did not utilize it at first and had to take it back out...
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It's hard to beat Optima batteries for the amount of abuse they can take and how long they last.
They also tend to take a lot lower temperature extremes, higher amp surges, and bouncing around vs. the average wet battery.

I wouldn't recommend anything BUT an Optima in a rough-country offroad vehicle such as a Jeep, forestry truck, etc.
I have a Jeep Rubicon fitted with a winch and offroad suspension & gear. It gets bounced around HARD on rocks and rough roads, and run up and down at steep angles. I drive it in the MN winter too.

This year, after 2 years of 4-wheeling, and 2 winters, my 2 year old "GOLD" battery from the local parts house died. It was 35 below zero and I really didn't want to worry about jump starting my Jeep. Of course it was dead. Too much bouncing, too much winching, and too cold = dead wet cell.

I've had these before but they used to be way more expensive than the average truck battery. Not so any more. This was just as cheap on Amazon as the pricey premium battery locally.

ONE PIECE OF ADVICE: Amazon offers "standard" packaging and "Frustration-Free" packaging at the same price. I don't know the difference, but opted for the "Frustration Free". That just sounds better. It came in a really nice, heavy duty box with cardboard padding all the way around, and plastic cladding on both ends. Somehow they still managed to drop it and bang up one corner of my battery. The plastic squared-off edge on the bottom was broken, but didn't appear to be through the cell case. It didn't affect mounting it luckily.

I can't imagine what condition it would have been in had I gotten the "standard" package. Probably ruined. I should have sent it back, but needed the battery bad so I kept it. Frustrated and all.
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The thing I care most about in my car battery is how long it lasts, so its hard to write a review of this until a few years has passed but will give my initial thoughts here and update if it ever changes.

I bought this for my 2002 Honda Accord. I had compared it to other batteries and was going to buy it local but when I looked around similarly priced batteries were not nearly rated as high. This particular battery would have cost me at least $50 more locally so I ordered it from Amazon. Shipped quickly and was at my door two days later. The packaging was in the frustration free packaging and it was indeed that. No problems that I could see and very easy to get to.

Anybody who is worried whether they can do this by themselves shouldn't be. If you are at all mechanically inclined, this is the simplest job on your car you can do yourself. Just unhook the battery harness. Remove the cables. Potentially scrub them a little if they have rust. Spray on some battery protector, and hook the cables back up. I had to use the riser that was included with the battery for it to fit in my car, but that was easy and straightforward.

Battery works great. Provides plenty of power and starts the car right away with no issue. Actually, this is an improvement over the battery I had before which was from AAA.
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I used the battery look-up utility on the Optima website to choose which of their batteries to buy for my car. When it arrived, the battery looked way too small, so I called Optima. They insisted this was definitely the correct battery for my car and that a larger battery would not fit properly.

This past week I had to have the car jumped multiple times. Two mechanics have now said the battery is too small for my car and that I should be using a Group 34 battery. I contacted Optima once again and explained that multiple mechanics said it was the wrong battery, and that the battery compartment is sized for a Group 34 battery, and that my car was not starting on cold days, but they adamantly insisted this Group 25 battery was the right battery for my car because that's what their database said. All the other facts didn't matter. Ugh.

So, either Optima is right and their batteries are total junk, or (more likely) the company is recommending incorrectly sized batteries and refusing to fix their database. Either way, it's was an aggravating waste of my time and effort. Reading the comments on Amazon, I see I'm not the only person who was recommended the wrong battery.

Don't trust the OPTIMA recommended battery list.
Don't expect any assistance from Optima if you are having issues.

While Optima has terrible customer support, Amazon on the other hand apologized for the inconvenience and refunded my money.
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