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Optima ok in passenger compartment?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Are Optima batteries ok to mount inside the passenger compartment, or is it a 'no-no' and the danger is just like a regular battery? I was thinking between the 2 bucket seats, or maybe in the back by the tailgate.
     
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    redneckdude 1/2 ton status

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    Gel Cells like optimas are fine to mount in the cab...even upside down if you want.
     
  3. stallion85

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    Just something to think about. When I was at Moab my alternator Voltage Reg went out and fried my Yellow Top. It spewed acid all over under the hood peeling off the paint in the wheel wells. I would imagine this could have worse effects in the passenger compartment.........................
     
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    Just put it in a battery box to be safe.
     
  5. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Good points guys. I never thought about that scenario. Good idea on the battery box. I'll put it in the back of the Burb.
     

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