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I am doing a rear seat delete and would like to relocate my battery to the space where the back seat should belong. Does a red top Optima fit under that space if turned on its side? I have seen the Odyssey implementation. Is there an advantage of the Optima over the Odyssey with respect to cranking power? I will be running an s14 with no stereo or aux lighting.

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I am doing a rear seat delete and would like to relocate my battery to the space where the back seat should belong. Does a red top Optima fit under that space if turned on its side? I have seen the Odyssey implementation. Is there an advantage of the Optima over the Odyssey with respect to cranking power? I will be running an s14 with no stereo or aux lighting.

Thanks!

mine fits fine, use some kind of shield to protect the batt from seat springs. I have my terminals toward the car body...

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This is a Odyssey PC 680 in my 73CS which turns over the m30 block with out any problems. Runs the power amps on acc no problems. Very happy with it.

If there is room under the rear seat for a full size battery then go that route - probably cheaper for more crank power. Add a disconnect switch to the circuit which ever way you go.

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A friend of mine has been using a tiny Odyssey battery in his 34 ford flathead for the last 6 months or so. No problems.

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