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Battery size/upgrade

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Southwest Tacoma, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Aug 12, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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    Southwest Tacoma

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    My 2020 SR only has 7500 miles, so this is not a case of needing a new battery. It's more focused around upgrading. To clarify, the Genesis dual battery set up is not an option. I cannot justify this for my use.

    I have a Wagan Tech Inverter that I'll be installing in my truck for the purpose of camping (inflating an air mattress, charging phone, nothing excessive). Not as fan of 12V outlets. I want to replace the factory battery with one of the following:

    1) A higher quality group 27 that will work well for my minimal camping needs as well as using some auxiliary lights (light bar, bed lights).

    2) increase battery size to a group 31 dual purpose. Something like the Duracell AGM deep cycle. 800 CCA, 105ah@20 hr, reserve capacity - 200. would also install the CBI group 31 battery tray to accommodate this size.

    3) other battery size/ recommendations.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Aug 12, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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    shakerhood

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    #1 from your list is probably the easiest as you can upsize from a 24 to a 27 by just getting a battery tray from a 2nd Gen with Tow Package.
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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    crashnburn80

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  5. Aug 12, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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  7. Aug 12, 2020 at 1:52 PM
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    hoarder23

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  8. Aug 12, 2020 at 1:52 PM
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    Use a wall charger for periodic AGM battery maintenance or OV Tune has an ECU software fix for 3rd Gen.
     
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  9. Aug 12, 2020 at 1:54 PM
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    Well that sucks.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    Running at 34R Odyssey Extreme in my truck. After I've installed a few in some of the "problem child" cars in our fleet at work, I was sold. Yeah, they can be a little pricey but they've out performed all the other brands we've toyed with before.
     
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    I boosted the voltage on my truck with a custom ovtune. Been running it almost 2 months now.
     
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  12. Aug 13, 2020 at 12:24 PM
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    Yea, it has great reviews, so I just ended up ordering odyssey from Amazon.
     
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  13. Aug 13, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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    Anybody have the part number for the larger battery tray? How close does the battery get to the oil fill neck?
     
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