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Optima Red Top Performance Battery (79-10 All)

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$185.97

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Features
  • Premium Starting Power
  • Spiral-Cell Construction
  • Vibration Resistance
  • Dual Terminal
  • Maintenance Free
  • Fits 1979-2010 Mustangs
Description
Premium Starting Power. The Optima RedTop high-performance AGM battery is the ultimate high-CCA (cold cranking amp) starting battery designed to deliver the strongest 5-second ignition power for a reliable start-up every time.

Superior Construction. Optima uses a patented SpiralCell construction that has faster recharging capabilities, more than fifteen times the vibration resistance, and twice the life of a standard automotive battery.

Versatile Design. Optima designed the Red Top battery to be maintenance free and completely spill-proof with dual terminals so that it can be mounted in any position necessary, great for custom applications.

Technical Note. Battery may be slightly larger than stock tray.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Battery
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Specifications.
  • 12 Volt
  • Cold Crank Amps 800
  • Crank Amps 1000
  • Reserve Capacity 100
  • Ampere Hour 50
  • Dual Terminal
  • Length: 10" Width: 6-7/8" Height: 7-13/16"
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01, 08, 09
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Starts in about 2 turns.

This battery is awesome, and I live in Utah. Outperforms my old stinger.

Helpful (1)

5/5
Optima Red Top Performance Battery

Slow charged on Battery Tended + overnight and performed a ten minute install. Battery performs rapid starts every time.

Helpful (1)

Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Does this battery add any horsepower?

Mtm92

  • No. No battery will add hp to a gas or diesel powered vehicle.

    Tracy67

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would this battery fit 03 roush stage 2? whats better the optima red or the yellow one?

giovelaz

  • Unfortunately, the Optima website does not indicate that they produce a battery specifically for the Mustang. That being said, I seriously doubt they would advertise it unless they were sure. It will fit your Roush Mustang. Yellow top is designed for cars running a high electrical load, such as serious stereo equipment. They red top is for the average street rod, SUV, trucks, and high compression motors by providing a strong initial burst to get things rolling. Unless you added a lot of electronics, the red top is good for your car.

    Tracy67

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vs stock Is this battery soposed to be lighter than the stock one i'm looking for light weight.

Evan

  • This battery weighs about the same but it does have a way better performance value versus the stock one.

    NateDawg81

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Overall Rating 4.8

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  • 5/5

    April 27, 2016

    Love it

    Battery fits nice in stock battery tray in a Foxbody with added kit... Shipping was fast

    Beaner

    Year: 1989 Model: Other

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    January 08, 2014

    Optima Red Top Performance Battery

    Slow charged on Battery Tended + overnight and performed a ten minute install. Battery performs rapid starts every time.

    Tatorvader

    Year: 1989 Model: Other Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Sarasota, FL, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 22, 2013

    great battery

    All my cars have the Optima Red top battery including both of my mustangs, they only get the best!

    ColoCobra

    Year: 1999 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5 Greeley,Co

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    March 30, 2012

    Starts in about 2 turns.

    This battery is awesome, and I live in Utah. Outperforms my old stinger.

    Shad

    Year: 2005 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Utah

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    January 26, 2012

    Easy installation

    A little too big for original battery box but easy to make it fit. Easy to install the starting power especially on cold days is awesome.

    Globetrekkinurse

    Year: 2000 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Manchester NH

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    December 01, 2011

    Excellent Battery

    This Optima Red-top battery replaced my old Duralast battery, with an unknown amount of miles on it. My car now starts up quicker, and does everything a battery should. All my accessories seem to run brighter too. When installing, be sure to use the two wing adapters, they are necessary to properly mount the battery,

    Papke

    Year: 2004 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Wyandotte, MI

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    November 21, 2012

    Awesome battery

    Get rid of the JUNK Mororcraft battery and get this...if your having probl;ems with the battery dying after 24 of sitting....this will solve it....the OEM batteries are JUNK these should come stock....no problems with fit used factory tie down strap...it looks small but it doesnt move around

    palz

    Year: 2009 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Broome county, NY, usa

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 4/5

    May 05, 2011

    Great performance, but......

    Stellar electrical performance, simply awesome. But the battery is too large for the stock tray. Why AM or any other retailer sells this for a 96 Mustang is beyond me. I was able to overcome the space limitation by taking a dremel and literally melt a notch into the lip of the tray closest to the fuse panel. It's the pink bit and 9000 RPM seems to be a good speed to cut your way through. Use the V-shaped hold down supplied from Optima and hopefully your stock hold down bolt isn't rusted. There are retailers out there which supply this bolt as well.

    Jeff

    Year: 1996 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Daily Driver

    Helpful (11) (2)

  • 5/5

    May 21, 2010

    Very Beefy Battery

    Great battery, would def. recommend to friends. Very easy to install in my 1996 Mustang GT with the included adapters. Thanks Again American Muscle , you made my life easier once again

    John M

    Year: 1996 Model: GT

    Helpful (6) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Optima Red Top Battery

    the battery is a awesome replacement battery, i went with it cause i upgraded the alternator, went with MSD ignition system, and electric fan, the battery is easy to install and works just like the best should

    Ron Arnholt

    Driving Style: Street / Strip

    Helpful (4) (0)

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