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Optima Yellow Top Performance Battery (79-10 All)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Deep Cycling Power
  • Spiral-Cell Construction
  • Vibration Resistance
  • Dual Terminal
  • Maintenance Free
  • Fits 1979-2010 Mustangs

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Review & Install Video

Premium Power. The Optima YellowTop high-performance AGM battery is the one true dual-purpose automotive battery available for your Mustang, with premium cranking power and unparalleled cycling capability (recharge-ability), it is perfect for all the extra modern electronics and stereo equipment you have added to your ride.

Superior Construction. Optima uses a patented SpiralCell construction that offers deep cycling and cranking power, more than fifteen times the vibration resistance, and twice the life of a standard automotive battery.

Versatile Design. Optima designed the Yellow 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
  • 12 Volt
  • Cold Crank Amps 750
  • Crank Amps 870
  • Reserve Capacity 120
  • Ampere Hour 55
  • 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

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no better then anything else

garbage this battery is no better then a regular one. put one in 4 years ago and it already has a bad cell. the only time this battery is better for audio/video equipment is if your alternater isent putting ...

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Best Deep Cycle you can get...

Pick one of these up if you want serious cranking amps. It's also the best for any audio or added electronics that have any considerable current draw.

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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I don't see any optima yellow top options for my 2011 GT. Is one available?


  • Unfortunately we do not have the yellow top battery available for 2011 Mustang GT's.


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Will this fit a 2014 gt


  • Unfortunately, this battery is not a guaranteed fit for a 2014 GT mustang.


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how much does this battery weigh?


  • Hi! I do not have an exact weight of the Optima Yellow Top Performance Battery but I do have its shipping weight, which is 46lbs.


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Whats the differnce between the red top and yellow top batteries


  • The Optima Yellow Top Performance Battery and the Optima Red Top Performance Battery will both be based on the same AGM technology, but will differ from one another in their overall design goals. They Redtop is what Optima consider their starting battery, allowing high cold cranking amps but otherwise acting like a stock battery. The Yellow top is designed for deep cycle, and is good in applications with a lot of electrical accessories putting a draw on the battery, such as lighting, stereo equipment, and other electronics.

    Rob D

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I have a 04 v6 stang. Battery is running low on life. I have one of these yellow tops I got from work. When I looked it up on Optimas website it acted like it wouldn't work with my ride. I see plenty of people are using them. Any thoughts? Is it OK for these 04s?


  • The Optima Yellow Top Performance Battery (79-10 All) should work perfectly fine on your 2004 Mustang V6. The only issues that can arise with this Battery is that it may not sit properly in the stock battery tray because it is larger.


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Will this work fine with a stock alternator? Is this battery too much for a stock alternator, or would it be better to get a upgraded alternator also?


  • Get an upgraded alt and stop worrying about the batt as it will recharge it so fast you won't care, unless you are pushing a 1000w+ RMS (NOT PEAK) system.


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Overall Rating 4.8

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  • 5/5

    January 01, 2011

    no better then anything else

    garbage this battery is no better then a regular one. put one in 4 years ago and it already has a bad cell. the only time this battery is better for audio/video equipment is if your alternater isent putting out the amps you need.and as for lasting twicw as long as a factory battery why is there only a 3 year warrenty ,such a waste of money changing to this battery and thinking things are working better is like washing your car and thinking its faster.


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  • 4/5

    January 31, 2011

    yellow top

    its a great battery! but doesn't quite fit the tray in my 2004 mustang.


    Year: 2004

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  • 5/5

    January 19, 2010

    Best Deep Cycle you can get...

    Pick one of these up if you want serious cranking amps. It's also the best for any audio or added electronics that have any considerable current draw.


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  • 5/5

    October 16, 2010

    Optima Battery

    Old battery was corroding and losing charge causing my '01 GT to not want to start all the time. Pulled it out and wired this one in, instant and full strength start ups. Now thinking of putting Optima's in my other cars.

    Shawn Fanning

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    January 30, 2011

    Must Have For All 2005 And Newer.

    If you have a 05' or newer Stang then you're aware of the battery issue's that no one has really been able to pinpoint. Put this battery in and Wow! Big difference. From being able to listen to the radio while drying off the car to even better shifting.(I have a 07'GT automatic.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    December 11, 2010

    best ever!

    Awesome battery. starts in just one or two turn overs and super powers everything like it was new. the convertible top goes faster, the lights are bright again, and the horn is as loud as it used to be when I bought the car.

    Rick S.

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  • 4/5

    January 26, 2012

    Good product, has some flaws.

    Installed this with the intent of getting more cranking power and stereo power. First of all, it did not fit in the battery tray. I had to pull the plastic side off of the tray to get it to fit then I had to screw the nut down to keep it from getting loose. I did everything correctly and I turned on my car and it cranked like normal. Turned on the sub-woofers and again it dips up and down. Thinking now it could be the fuse to the subs. Probably going to get a performance starter to get the cranking up to a certain point. It is a great product, just wasn't what I expected...


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT St. Louis, MO

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  • 5/5

    December 07, 2010

    Awesome Battery

    Bought this battery after the OEM battery starting giving me issues with my stereo amplifier. This battery is definitely worth the extra $$ and now that it is getting cold my car starts up right away, no hesitation. I would recommend this batter. The only thing was the connectors were a little off from the OEM battery but its not a big deal.


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  • 5/5

    May 23, 2017

    An Optima battery for the masses

    I have long cast a wishful eye toward an Optima battery for my 2007 grabber orange GT convertible. As luck would have it, my Interstate battery (after six years, mind you) finally gave up the ghost. I ordered a yellow top Optima battery and quickly installed in less than two hours, i.e., my mechanical skills are non-existent. Guess what? My Mustang has never started so quickly or delightfully. I even think the radio is louder because of the yellow top Optima battery. The only small bump in the entire process was that my yellow top Optima battery arrived in a box that appeared as if it had been dragged behind a horse for a half a mile. (By the way, the battery in my Corvette also gave up the ghost and I ordered a red top Optima battery. The red top Optima battery arrived in a much nicer box that hardly looked dragged at all.) Anyway. If you are thinking about a new battery, and don't mind paying an additional $75, then the yellow top Optima battery can be your next best friend.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 14, 2015

    Excellent battery

    It fits perfect. For everyone out there that says it doesn't fit your all wrong. All u have to do is read the directions. There a kit that comes with the battery to make it fit on your style mustang. The kit was easy to install and works great. Thank u American muscle another great product


    Year: 1992 Submodel: Other East Northport NY

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  • 5/5

    September 22, 2016


    Good crank no more dimmed lights on my system..thanks


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    May 14, 2015

    Great Upgrade!

    As Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor would say, "More power! lol. I can now run my sound system and aftermarket accessories without it even breaking a sweat. My only complaint would be that the battery was missing one of the plastic side post covers, and part of included tray was broken off when it arrived. Not a huge deal, but still disappointing.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Greeley, CO

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  • 5/5

    May 23, 2014


    i have a sound system and this battery has always been my choice to beat on. haha always lasts me 2 years personally and im that A hole that blasts subs in traffic.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT PA

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  • 5/5

    September 06, 2012

    Heavy Duty battery

    Ordered this battery and a chrome alternator Tuesday morning, and it was installed on Thursday afternoon. AM's the best on lighting shipping. I have 42K miles on my '07, and with winter coming soon, figured I'd be needing a new battery at some point. So sprinted for the big boy, and looks good under the hood. About a year after I bought my Mustang (new) the insulator cover that surrounds the OEM battery started falling apart and was a real eye sore. So this yellow Optima really was a nice replacement. Put the chrome alternator on today along with the battery, drove around a good while with lights on tunes blarin' and so far so good. They seem to make a good match together. AM IS #1 all way around.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 North Georgia

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  • 5/5

    August 05, 2012

    yellow top

    This is one of the best batteries u can get performance wise for this car the main thing is voltage once your voltage drop u loose hp this battery helps maintain that due to its dry cell properties, also to u guys who like to install audio systems its perfect for that.take my word this battery will wake your mustang up.


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT Alabama

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  • 5/5

    February 13, 2011

    good battery

    The battery that was in my car just could not keep up with my subwoofer and amp. I purchased this battery and it does a whole lot better. It did not fit my tray on my 97 cobra had to modify the tray to make it fit other than that no problems.

    Josh Conrad

    Year: 1997

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  • 4/5

    February 21, 2017 advertised

    The first battery was damaged in delivery but customer service stepped up and had another in transit quickly. The fit is excellent, for I did have some concerns as to whether the billet tray would make it too tall.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: Other

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  • 4/5

    January 19, 2017

    Great battery

    Doesn't fit perfectly on battery stand, but other than that, it's a great battery. Instant start ups! Will definitely buy again. Cost more, but you get what you pay for with battery.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    December 05, 2016

    Great product

    This battery exceeded my expectations to start off my old battery was just not working out i wasn't getting the power i needed to get my car started it would stall and could notice the power draining when my door was open and the over head light would dim repeatedly. I looked on american muscle for batteries taking in mind they do cater well to Mustangs and give detailed info about thier products i read the reviews as well and i bought it. This has been money well spent. i get an immediate response on start up and everything is much brighter, shipping didn't take long. the installation was less than 15 minutes ( this is my first car and im learning as i go) if i can do it so can you. Over all great product and my v6 significantly benefited from it. I strongly recommend it weather you do or don't use alot of electronics as well


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    October 09, 2016

    Great Battery

    This is my 2nd Optima Yellow Top battery in my 1999 Mustang GT. First one lasted 9 years which I still have on my bench. In my opinion this is "The Battery". I have a GT Limited Edison Convertible that is loaded with electronics.. I highly recommend this product.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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