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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2001, 03:34 PM
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GNB Vortex = Optima ?

I can get a GNB vortex for 80 bucks, and was told it is the same as the Optima red top.
Anybody have any experience with these? I know there is/was a deal between the companies, but want to be sure its still a good battery.


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Re: GNB Vortex = Optima ?

I've seen a couple of different packaging for SpiraCell batteries and they all looked to be the same core. I wouldn't be surprised if in fact they're all the same.


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Re: GNB Vortex = Optima ?

hey Jay,

This was hashed out a couple of weeks/months back. Do a search on Optima... H8Monday had some good input on the topic.

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Re: GNB Vortex = Optima ?

I found some info about other batteries and how they are the same or similar. This is a daily driver with no winch or extra lights (yet). So I was planning on getting the Optima red for now, then doing a yellow/red isolated dual setup once I get some of those attached.
I just did not see anything about these particualar ones. It only looks like about a $20 difference, and for the price, I would rather go to the store than order it online.
Thanks for the tip.

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Re: GNB Vortex = Optima ?

Jay,

That's pretty much what I did, but I'm running the NAPA Exide Orbital instead of the Red (I got mine for free). So far it's been a great set-up. The isolator is a good idea for this as well.

So far the yellow-top works very well for the winch, CB, and stereo stuff.

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Re: GNB Vortex = Optima ?

I've got the Vortex and right on the top of the battery it states Optima Spiral Cell technology.

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Re: GNB Vortex = Optima ?

Check out GNB's website. I don't remember what it is but just type it in on a search engine and it should come up. I heard about them after I bought my Optima and looked into them for a second battery. It uses Optima's spiral cell technology with some of their own stuff. I read an article where they claimed they shot a hole in the middle of it and it would still start their truck.

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