Just curious, does the stock battery bracket fit the YellowTop batteries or do we have to buy a universal one so the battery can be secured in its' original location?
In case I confused anyone, the correct term they use is "height adapter". The batterythere was a battery tray that came with your optima? what did you use to attach the tray to base of where the battery sits in the compartment?
No, it just snaps onto the battery. In the pic you posted, the height adapter is the red piece snapped onto the bottom of the battery. It is attached only to the battery and not fastened to the battery tray in any way. It is simply used to increase the height of the battery allowing you to use the factory hold down bracket to secure the battery.Johnny, but does the tray/height adapter secure in any way to the surface of the engine bay?
I think we are making progress here. What you are missing is the stock tray for the battery from what you are posting. I think that tray is just pressed in with some plastic tabs (underside of the tray) into the frame. Doing this from memory, so, maybe someone can chime in and say for sure....I know I need to get the bottom height adapter for the battery, but what I really need is that grey try underneath the battery, and that's what I've been trying to find out is how that is attached to the frame, if it is at all. Or that doesn't matter?
Sorry, I didn't see this under the pic. I'm not sure how that tray is attached.I know I need to get the bottom height adapter for the battery, but what I really need is that grey try underneath the battery, and that's what I've been trying to find out is how that is attached to the frame, if it is at all. Or that doesn't matter?
Contact optima and they'll send you another adaptor for free. They did it for me with my red top. I still use it today for my diehard.ahhhh I see, thank you for clarifying. ya I def don't have the adapter tray, it justs sits in its location with 1 screw keeping it in...barely. thank you autobody shop that replaced it years ago. hmmm so I need to buy the tray (something similar to the 4th pic in your link). i actually went to my dealership today to get the bracket that goes ontop of the battery and attaches to the bodyframe by the headlight...yea that didnt work. 1, the battery wasnt wide enough for it and 2, the battery was shorter then stock so the bracket didn't sit properly. guess i gotta more research.