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: Which battery?

06-06-2005, 09:32 PM
I am looking for a replacement battery for my 97 M3 sedan. Should I go for Optima? What part # do I need? Where's the best place to order from (for price)?

06-12-2005, 12:10 AM
For an Optima you want a 34R IIRC. That is a red top with reversed terminals. Unfortunately most of the local suppliers in my area do not carry the reversed terminal version, so you have to buy online.

Another choice is a Group 48 battery from just about anywhere. It is shorter, but there is a hole properly located for the battery hold down with this battery. The Group 48 that I got came with a vent kit to vent outside the car. MUCH cheaper. :)

06-13-2005, 04:34 AM
Interstate group 91 with vent kit.