Since we are swapping anecdotes:
I installed a red top Optima in my TR8 in 2000 at the end of the restoration.
After 5 years it required replacement which isn't too bad considering I
discharged it flat at least once (left the trunk open). I bought another one
the next year gave it a pretty thorough discharging driving 600 miles with a
It is still working just fine. Holds a charge over months of inactivity and
starts the car every time even with a marginal starter.
Since the TR8 battery is in the boot, having a non-vented battery is all the
more important. Eight years and no acid issues.
Clasify me as a satisfied customer.
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