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Battery Failure, Brand, and Etc

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTron, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Jan 31, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    TacoTron

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    Alright guys had a few questions. I'm looking to get a new battery for the taco and i got about 42k and its been a little over 3 years. Have any of u guys switched out your battery? What brand did you guys go with? and how long did your origional battery last you? thanks fellas couldnt find a thread for what i was looking for amyone using this battery? heres a pic and a link. http://www.4wheelparts.com/RedTop.aspx?t_c=72&t_s=12&t_pt=4219&t_pl=4994&t_pn=OPT8020-164
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  2. Jan 31, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    LEBM

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    I would think you have a couple more years out of it...
     
  3. Jan 31, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Thats what I thought but im pretty sure its time for a new one for me.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    I've usually just bought the store brand at the local parts store... no problems ever. Can't go wrong with Die Hard.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Cool thanks man I was looking at optima so far
     
  6. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    anybody else got different battery options
     
  7. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    DTacoms

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    Odyssey or Diehard platinum. I heard that the platinum is a rebranded odyssey battery.

    Btw, my stock battery died in 3 years time. I replaced it Diehard Gold 700. For unknown reasons, this battery dies every year. Good thing about them is the 3 year warranty. They replaced the battery twice already. So my last replacement will come this December 2010. So I guess I'll upgrade to the Platinum at that time.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    Nice atleast you have that warranty cant go wrong with that
     
  9. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    While I don't have any first hand experience with them yet, Optimas spiralcell battery technology has a lot of advantages. They offer lower internal resistance which gives you more power in a smaller battery box, the ability to recharge much faster, plus higher, cleaner voltage characteristics during discharge. They also typcially last longer. My next battery is going to be a gel battery.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    Having a problem with corrosion on positive terminal. I clean it and its back in two weeks.'07 Tacos, right at three years old. Anyone else have this problem or a fix for it?
     
  11. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    Nice man! didnt know to much about it definitely makes me more confident about this battery.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have used either Optima, Oddessy, or Orbitals. They all seemed like pretty good batteries. Currently, Im running an Optima Red Top in the Tacoma.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    How long have u had ur optima in so far??
     
  14. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    The one in my truck now, I think only a few months....The OEM battery died just before the truck was 3 years old.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    yeah im a lil over 3 years and its feeling crappy thanks for your help chris
     
  16. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Could be a small leak in the battery casing. Take the cable off, clean it and the terminal with a wire brush, pour some baking soda & water on it to wash away any more corrosive bits and put it back together. When it's buttoned up spread some Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on the connection or go buy some kind of battery terminal protective spray.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    For a starting battery, you really can't go wrong with an Optima Red Top.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    I only buy Die Hard.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    Typical oem batteries will last about 3 yrs. Not sure why. I always have customers coming for batteries and notice that there originals so i usually sell them duralast or duralast gold. They're good batteries IMO, but theres always something better. We sell the optima batteries, but not a whole lotta people can afford them either. I think i have a walmart battery in my truck:confused:
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    ^I've heard that Duralast are good batteries. Made by another company...can't remember...
     
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