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2008 tacoma battery died..any recommendations?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 08Tacoma, May 11, 2010.

  1. May 11, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    08Tacoma

    08Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, my battery just died, I was'n having any problems with it and it just stopped working, I have have 30 months with my truck and 44,000 milles.

    I called the dealer to see if it has warranty and it had 3years/36000, sucks for me.

    So I'm looking to get a new battery, should I get an OEM or are there any suggestions?

    Please help!!
    Thanks.
     
  2. May 11, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    I usually just swap my old battery for a new one at Costco. I have no need for a crazy ass battery.
     
  3. May 11, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Brunes

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    Optima...Red top I think...
     
  4. May 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    jdshockman

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    si. go with optima red top. every car in my family has one and have never failed yet :)
     
  5. May 11, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    same with me. I get the cheap shit.. i know crap about batteries though - but all my cars run great on whatever i throw in there!
     
  6. May 11, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    I just had mine replaced under warranty... Stupid thing was 29 months old

    Knock on wood, the battery in my car is 6 years old... got it at autozone (while stuck in the middle of texas on vacation :mad:) I usually get the one with the longest warranty :eek:
     
  7. May 11, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    IB Slingin

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    Sears PLATINUM! They are re-branded Odyssey Batteries. I just replaced my factory battery two weeks ago with one of these. 4yr. "no questions asked" and I think 8yr pro-rated warranty. Good stuff!!!!
     
  8. May 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Tape like 10 D batteries together and you'll be aight.
     
  9. May 11, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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  10. May 11, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    I've always done well with Diehard.
     
  11. May 11, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Black Taco

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    I've only gotten 3-4 years out of any battery in Florida. I think it may be the air conditioner sucking the life out of it. I went with the Optima red, so we'll see how it lasts.
     
  12. May 11, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    #2 Optima Red Top

    These are sealed batts that can be mounted upside down, sideways, you name it.... and can take major vibrations and high temps without the insides being scater-brained . I run them in my adventure rig and will be throwing one in the taco when the stocker nukes.
     
  13. May 12, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    hate2work

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    Get a Duralast battery from autozone. About $85 for the Gold version with 84 month guarantee. I think they're made by Johnson Controls.
     
  14. May 12, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    Most batterys in the U.S. are made by Johnson Controls.
    My OEM is.
    I use Optima red topsYep Johnson make them too.
    Arizona is hard on batterys.
    I used to expect 2 years out of them here.
    Any amount over that is great.
    You do not need an expensive gel battery but I figure they are worth it and will change out to one after about 2 years on my new truck.
     
  15. May 12, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    woodygg

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    consumer reports have generally rated johnson controls as the best or among the best batteries... they make the one's that costco carries... best price on a very good battery is they way i always go...
     
  16. May 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    LDurchy

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    Has anyone seen a rating on the Optima in Consumer's Guide? If so, what year and issue of their magazine? I don't recall seeing it in there.
     
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