I have a Red Top Optima, and will be wiring a Smitty XRC10 to it today. Can I attach it to the side posts, or should I go to the top ones?
I think I heard somewhere months ago that you couldn't, is this true?
You can buy side post screw in studs. I have my winch wired to the side pos.
If you can run the starter off the side post, Most GM's, You can run anything off the side post.
The draw from a long winch pull is much greater than the draw form the few seconds a starter pulls. The side post of the optima are very thin metal, Id hate to see your side post melt off after a long pull
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Man, this is a great forum! I learn something new every day and the main thing I have learned is to read this forum for a year before messing with my Jeep! Some of the pics ain't bad either! (Sorry for the jack!)
I have mine wired to the side post and have not had a problem. Looks like you learn some thing every day. I have never seen that information. Looks like I will be changing mine. Thanks for the info.
No worries man, Just want people to be aware that in a long winch pull is not the time you want your battey failing you. The side post are awesome to have and use with the side post adapters for Lighting and aftermarket goodies.