i happen to work at costco, and yes, some stores do carry them, but not all. $99 a piece, for the red tops. go back to your costco, and have them look up in the computer the nearest store that has them. or gimme your location and i'll look it up for you the next chance i get...
sorry, employees do not get discounts, just free membership...
lots of interesting things there, though...you can special order Baja TA's, lots of decent tools, if you're patient enuf to wait for them to drop the prices when items don't sell, (i got a tool set- ratchets, wrenches and sockets, for 50 bucks, original price was like 150) and of course, the return policy....bring it back, broken, used, or abused...customer satisfaction...
OPtimas are too short to be held down by the stock battery strap unless you find a way to rase the battery up.....but like fish said move it to the bed. Camburg sells a nice optima battery box for 40 bucks. Jerry has nice stuff go check it out.
RE: "Optimas are too short to be held down by the stock battery strap"
Found this out the hard way. Put a red top in my 97 Dodge Ram and just cranked the stock hold down bolts all the way down. They held the battery fine. PROBLEM: about a month later had an electrical problem with the lights and dash cluster. The hold down bolts had got into the wire harness and rubbed the coating off the wires and shorted everything out. What a pain in the a$$.
Jeff Matlock CODE 3 Motorsports
Class 7s Ford Ranger
so how do you go about moving the battery to the back? longer cables andother wires? And what gauge wire is recommended? I need a new battery so i was just planning on getting one and puttin it in the bed.
kind of depends on how much crap you got attached to your battery, the ghetto fab way i did it was to use one side of an old set of jumper cables to go to the starter. then i used the old starter cable on the negative side and bolted it to the frame. i think welding cables would be better, but it was a cheap efective way to move it to the back.
i have a 98 taco that i put the red top into. It is a lot smaller that the stock one that the stock hold down did not hold it. So i threaded the bolt down further so that the bracket on top could be down further onto the battery. It still wasnt held in very well, so i put a metal strap over the battery perpendicular to the stock hold down. Worked well! But now i have moved it to the bed.