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Battery Replacement!

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by RecklessTaco, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    RecklessTaco

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    My stock(oem) toyota battery finally took a dump! Today i am picking up an Optima Red Top Battery and was wondering if anybody has used or is using one? And are they worth the money?:eek:
     
  2. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Pm Paul hbmurphy. He just got a new one. It's a big one supposedly and needs a little work making it fit. But well worth it. I will go his route when mine takes a dump too.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    They are made by Johnson industries, the same company that makes the factory Toyota battery. I've never used one, but I've heard good things about them and have been considering buying one for my truck. I will be interested in reading posts from people that have used them.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    I will pm him now thanks!:D
     
  5. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    No problem. He said silverback Sean runs it too. I trust them. Lol.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    Cool, thanks for your imput! from what everyone says, they are great batteries for off-road conditions, Vibrations, Heat, etc........
    :D
     
  7. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    I have a red top in my truck.. I bought the 34R and just dropped it in and strapped it down, no modification needed.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Oh. Sorry I wasn't clear. Paul didn't buy an optima. It's a different brand.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    Oh Ok! great! I already sent him a Pm in ref. to the Optima Battery! Now he's gonna think im dumb! LOL:D
     
  10. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    Diehard platinum has good reviews from the offroad community. It's expensive but supposedly really good.
     
  11. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Same thing as diehard platinum. It's just rebadged perse.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Not sure. I would get stock or maybe even bigger than stock though just to get more run time if you were running stuff with the truck off.
     
  13. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    i have a red top 35... dropped right in just gotta use the spacer deal the battery comes with. it snaps onto the bottom of the battery! No problems so far but its still basicaly new i had it for 8 months!
     
  14. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    That was gonna be one of my questions? They kept talking about using a spacer plate!:D Now i konw what it is! Thanks
     
  15. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    The Optima Yellow Top they say is for that extra runnn power you need to run all your extra electronics installed in your vehicle. But if you dont have a lot of electronics installed then they say the Red Top is what you need!:D
     
  16. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    According to Optima's website, the 35 is the correct size for Tacomas. Good to know they fit without issues.:)
     
  17. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    The 35 is the one i ordered! got a good deal to! $125.00 plus tax out the door! thats the best price i could find anywhere! 4WheelParts is having a big sale tomarrow and the have it for $159.99 plus tax out the door. So i think i got a pretty good deal.:D
     
  18. Aug 13, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    You might have issues with the 35. They say it fits, and it does, but the terminals are bassackwards. Thats why i had to get the 34R, because the terminals are reversed. If you want i can run out and take a pic.
     
  19. Aug 13, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    Oh im not buying from 4wheelparts, there a rip off! im getting else where!
     
  20. Aug 13, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    A pic would be awesome! Thanks:D
     
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