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Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 01-09-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,848
Posted By OptimaJim
Hello, I noticed your conversation regarding our...

Hello, I noticed your conversation regarding our batteries and wanted to offer some assistance. Bill, thanks for posting so much good information already. TheSwami, I'm really sorry to hear about...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-04-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By OptimaJim
rockhard98, I can understand why you would feel...

rockhard98, I can understand why you would feel the way you do after reading the comments that are out there. From our perspective, we are getting tons (literally) of batteries returned to us that...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-01-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By OptimaJim
Schmo, although many of the “bad” batteries...

Schmo, although many of the “bad” batteries returned to us now are just deeply-discharged and work fine, when properly recharged, our manufacturing defect rate has steadily declined. I think one of...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-31-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By OptimaJim
Schmo, I apologize for not being more clear in my...

Schmo, I apologize for not being more clear in my previous response, as you clearly misunderstood what I posted. I don't disagree that “dry” batteries are a better option for off-road vehicles. ...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-30-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By OptimaJim
Schmo, the volume of reports about our batteries,...

Schmo, the volume of reports about our batteries, both good and bad, is a reflection of the volume of batteries we sell. While I would agree with you that a “dry” battery would be a better option in...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-28-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By OptimaJim
bpm54, if you are considering an Optima, I would...

bpm54, if you are considering an Optima, I would recommend a YellowTop over a BlueTop, unless you really need the additional threaded top posts found on the BlueTop. Internally, the batteries are...
Forum: YJ General Discussion Forum 03-17-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,285
Posted By OptimaJim
billytheyj, with the accessories you mentioned, I...

billytheyj, with the accessories you mentioned, I would definitely recommend YellowTops that are identical in size and age. The larger the battery, the more capacity you'll have. However, your...
Forum: YJ General Discussion Forum 03-15-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,285
Posted By OptimaJim
Hello, I noticed your conversation regarding our...

Hello, I noticed your conversation regarding our batteries and wanted to offer some assistance. Billytheyj, all of our battteries are “sealed,” although any battery can vent in extreme overcharging...
Forum: YJ Tech Forum 01-07-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By OptimaJim
hannahuffster, the reason I ask if they are our...

hannahuffster, the reason I ask if they are our batteries, is because other companies now also produce batteries with colored tops and they are sometimes generically referred to as “YellowTops,” just...
Forum: YJ Tech Forum 01-05-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By OptimaJim
hannahuffster, are we talking about Optima...

hannahuffster, are we talking about Optima YellowTops or some other battery brand with a yellow top? If they are Optima YellowTops, could you please PM me the contact information for your local...
Forum: YJ Tech Forum 01-04-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By OptimaJim
Blindndyslexic, I'm sorry to hear about the...

Blindndyslexic, I'm sorry to hear about the problems you've been having and I'd like to help. Fully-charged, your YellowTop should measure approximately 13.0-13.2 volts. If you can fully-charge...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 11-13-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,152
Posted By OptimaJim
Nate, I'm sorry to hear about the problem you've...

Nate, I'm sorry to hear about the problem you've been having with your battery and I'd like to help. What is the parasitic draw on your Jeep? This video explains how to check your parasitic draw. ...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-11-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,796
Posted By OptimaJim
Hi s3nt3nc3d, our batteries were manufactured in...

Hi s3nt3nc3d, our batteries were manufactured in Colorado after Johnson Controls acquired us in 2000 and continued to be produced there for many years. Since early 2009 all our batteries have been...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-05-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,796
Posted By OptimaJim
Hi Jeff, I'm more than happy to hear from...

Hi Jeff,

I'm more than happy to hear from you or anyone else who has questions or concerns about our batteries and I'm sorry to hear you had problems with yours. I'd like to hear more about your...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 09-09-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,796
Posted By OptimaJim
Hi Jerry, I know we’ve had this discussion...

Hi Jerry,

I know we’ve had this discussion before and I certainly respect both your opinion about our products and your general automotive knowledge. I also understand that you feel compelled to...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 09-08-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,796
Posted By OptimaJim
jeepjones, contrary to what others may believe,...

jeepjones, contrary to what others may believe, the quality of our batteries has actually improved since JCI acquired Optima in 2000. Jerry is correct that Optimas and other AGM batteries are not...
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