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01-18-2005, 12:43 PM
I am going to buy a new battery becasue my freedom AcDelco 600CCA(cold cranking amps) battery is crapped out now.

I was wondering if anyone here knows if it is safe to get a battery that is 700cca or even as high as 800cca (cold cranking amps) as my new replacement. Cause if I buy a replacment battery I want it to be a good one or better than the one that came stock in the Alero.

Also if the higher amperage battery is safe to use with my Alero, is it really worth it to pay the extra for the higher amps.? Any batteries I should stay away from. I was considering a Motomaster eliminator battery.

Note: The engine is the 2.4litre. All the electonics is stock and no extra accessories. Sound system is factory.


01-18-2005, 01:00 PM
yeah.. going bigger battery is fine.. just don't downsize the battery.

Mike Jung
01-18-2005, 06:06 PM
Optima Red Top 75/35 size batteries on sale this week @ Costco (in Canada) (

I have a Optima Red Top 75/35 battery in my GA right now for the last 3-years.

If you want a good deep-cycle battery; get the Optima Yellow Top battery.

If I were to get another Optima battery right now, I would probably go with a Yellow Top. :thumbs: