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Old 03-13-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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new battery???

any suggestions gotta get a new one tomorrow???
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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I researched hard.. I came to the conclusion that I didn't need an Optima. I got a Duralast Gold. It does what I need it to do. Consumer Reports rates it very high.

Don't over think it, unless you are running a big stereo, you can probably get away with just about anything. Go for the best warranty.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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and for the price???
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:15 PM   #5
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and for the price???
I think it was $90. The warranty is 72 months for my region.

Edit: Warranty is 84 months. Just checked Autozone's website.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:16 PM   #6
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I needed one at 9pm on a Sun. night a couple months ago so I went to Walmart and bought an Everstart Maxx. Made in the U.S by Johnson Controls which makes Toyota and Motorcraft batteries and several other brands.3 yr. free replacement.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:29 PM   #8
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if i get the red top which would be the one to get???? or you suggest i get the red top???
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #9
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If you need a high performance battery, get a sears die hard platinum or am optima. If you need a good battery for just starting your truck get a duralast gold.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:39 PM   #10
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The Optima spiral batteries are significantly lighter than regular batteries.

Optima Yellow Top D35 is 36 lb:
http://www.optimabatteries.com/optim...wtop/specs.php

Sears DieHard Platinum is 50 lb:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...35000P#ppspecs

A battery with large reserve capacity improves your chances of not getting stranded if the alternator dies from your own doing (mudding, fording a river, etc.). So think about how you intend to use the truck. For city driving, where a repair shop is a short tow away, a large reserve is not as critical.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:49 PM   #11
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well i drive all over soo i will need the reserve battery. so the optima wont be any good???
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:06 PM   #12
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Not true, my optima has a 120 min r/c the platinums only has 100.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:15 PM   #13
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instead of getting the d35 we have to get this one instead right the yellow top
Optima D75/25 battery
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:23 PM   #14
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The optimas I hear are great(whether you get the red or yellow top), but I've also read that makers of Odyssey batteries(expensive a$$ batteries) also produce the Sears Die Hard Platinum batteries!

So you can get an Odyssey battery for the price of a Die Hard battery.

But as others said, if you don't offroad, go mudding, or have high powered electronics that will suck up battery juice, the Duralast gold or hell, even Costco batteries will suffice just fine.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:29 PM   #15
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i have sounds in my truck and i drive everyday. so will the yellow top fit or will i have to modify the terminals???
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I bought a Sears diehard only because it was a Saturday afternoon & my battery died. The Toyota dealership wasn't open (later I found out Toyota OEM battery was cheaper than the $130 diehard I bought. I checked the auto parts stores, but their batteries didn't meet the CCA that my original battery came with.

I'm a huge fan of the Optima. I run 3 of them in my boat. But if you don't need an Optima. I would get one from Toyota. My original battery lasted 5 years.
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I researched hard.. I came to the conclusion that I didn't need an Optima. I got a Duralast Gold. It does what I need it to do. Consumer Reports rates it very high.

Don't over think it, unless you are running a big stereo, you can probably get away with just about anything. Go for the best warranty.
agreed, dont go too crazy over it. Personally, I'd get the sears platinum or fork out extra $ for odyssey, however, I dont think theres anything wrong w/ optima either.
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so what the deal with the yellow top terminal. do we have to modify them.
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walmart battery, keep the receipt in the car. They are often bad in the box as it were, but you're never more than 40 feet from a walmart. Just keep a wrench and a list of your radio stations. cheap and sometimes just fine. If not walmart than Costco.
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