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Battery Bracket?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RhetoricMixes, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Sep 10, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    After 3.5 years my stock battery finally gave out. I went ahead and bought a red top Optima, but i've run into a slight problem. The Optima is significantly smaller than the stock and the bracket doesnt hold it down very well, is there some kind of kit that i can get to make it fit better?
     
  2. Sep 10, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    If you got a "group 34" sized battery, there should have been a "spacer" that came with the battery. You put the spacer under the battery and your stock bracket will hold it down. If your dealer doesn't or cannot get you one fire me an e-mail...I have about 10 sitting around. (I have 60 yellow tops, and 30 blue tops for work)

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  3. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    No no spacer, i purchased the battery at a auto parts store and all they gave me was the battery. PM sent about getting one.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    Im guessing those are members on here? I'm new to this particular forum :(
     
  5. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    Yeah just looked it up, almost twice the price of the balistic one! Didnt even know people made these, thanks for the help!
     
  6. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    when you get the optima batteries there is a red plastic battery plate that comes with it...if you pull the plastic plate apart you use the thicker 1 and place that at the bottom of the optima battery...its about 2-3" tall and gives just the right amount of height to wire the positive and negative to the battery without having to make any extensions...

    when I get off of work I can take a picture for you and post it if you want...

    i've also got a custom optima battery mount my buddy DS made for me...I can get pics of that as well...
     
  7. Sep 10, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    same thing happened to my Odyssey battery. I'm trying to find a nice mount for it.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    Thanks for giving me the details but as i said before i got the battery from a O'Reily's and they just gave me a battery. Now i know my options, thanks for the help.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    no problem bro...

    do you still want photos of the custom mount my buddy DS made?

    I think its 10x better then the camburg and the ballistic...but that's just my honest opinion...
     
  10. Sep 10, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    Only if he can qoute me and make me one! No sense in teasing with a pic :). Let me see a pic of that bad boy.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    will do bro...I will let my boy DS know...

    send me a pm just to remind me...
     
  12. Sep 10, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    I'll take a pic of one tomorrow (friday) at work. Your battery is a "group 34" then?
     
  13. Sep 11, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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  14. Sep 11, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    Yup looks just like that except red top.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    I just checked my battery and the model number is a Red 73/35 so im not sure if it falls into the "group 34" thing.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    the 75/35 batteries should be in the same group as the 34...they share the same terminal sides...

    here's what my mount that came with the optima 35 looks like with the plastic mount that it came with...

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    i'll get pics of my custom mount when I get home from work...didn't have time to get them yesterday...

    this is the same custom mount but in my buddies XR...you can't actually see the mount in the picture...but the optima red is held down with the custom mount at the base of the battery...as you can see the typical battery tie down is no longer in use...

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    Okay heres a quick update. I called the store and told them they didnt give me a spacer and they didnt know what it was:smack:. I then showed them the pics you guys provided me with my phone. Got my spacer and am gonna put it on as soon as i get home.

    To the guys who sent me PM's on the subject if this doesnt work i'll be in touch with you.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    keep us posted bro...
     
  19. Sep 11, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Well the adapter they have me didnt fit, so i dont know what to do now. Right now i have it kinda rigged up and i dont like the aesthetics of it under the hood. I guess i'll have to buy something from balistics or camburg.

    I know another battery will fit but those Optima's sure look nice when under the hood.
     
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