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Optima Battery
EZ AIRE - 8 years ago
Does anyone know what size Optima is required for the 986 (1999). I'm on the road and need to order a new on and I can't find the info for some reason. I can't remember If its the 34 or the 34R.
Thanks in advance.
BTW, anyone running the Braille on a daily driver?
Mikefocke's page says 34R for 97-04.
You are also going to need to buy an adaptor kit (Yellow Dog Motorsports makes a nice one Yellow Dog Motorsports )...........

“Anything really new is invented only in one’s youth. Later, one becomes more experienced, more famous – and more stupid.” - Albert Einstein
You can make your own plate a lot cheaper.
But the $49 kit is a well made option for those not inclined to fabricate one of their own, and with it, the Optima is a 5 min. install. "Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?"................

“Anything really new is invented only in one’s youth. Later, one becomes more experienced, more famous – and more stupid.” - Albert Einstein
In my MY97, I also needed to replace the OEM positive battery cable w/one a bit longer. Easy to do w/one I bought @ a nearby auto parts store.

JB/NOVA, 1997 986 - Wolfi, Arlington & Middleburg, VA , Vir Quisque Vir
All of the above sounds spot on.

I used the Yellow Dog kit, just for ease of use, ordered a 34R mail online (delivered price was better than I could find locally and I wasn't in a hurry), and had to replace a cable with one a bit longer from Autozone. The cable is an easy match, take your old one. And pick the thickest cable size (smaller number is better this time IIRC). I think about 2" longer did it.

I wouldn't say it was a 5 minute job doing it the first time but it was a trivial common-sense task and I did it at age 66. Climb into the trunk to get better leverage when removing or installing the battery.
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