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Battery

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by pinktaco808, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    how long after did you guys change yours???? mine is a 06 never changed yet
     
  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    genxer36

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    My 05 battery lasted 5 years. The date on the battery was from 04. There wasn't any sign of my battery failing. I stopped at a store, came out & nothing. No clicking sound, no dash lights, nothing, just dead.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    Series1000

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    I have an 07, Just swapped it out for a red top. nothing wrong with the stocker though.
    I think 5-ish years is normal but some see 10 years before failing
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    nahhh, ok which optima should i get for my truck the red or the yellow????
     
  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    X2, My truck is an 05 and I just changed it a couple weeks ago. Exact same thing.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    Series1000

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    The red top is marketed as a starting battery, the yellow top it marketed as a deepcell heavy electrical load battery. If you are going to run a winch and a big stereo and a buncha lights, get the yellow top. Im going to run a dual set up as I have a extra yellow top.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    Just swapped out stock battery out of my 05 this weekend. Started at the house, the gas station, then nothing at the next stop. No warning signs at all. Had the battery tested and tested bad.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    Pugga

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    Still running the stock battery in my '07 and getting nervous about all the sudden failures... I'm starting to wonder when I'm going to be stranded, or more importantly where I'll be.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    06redtacoma

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    my 06 got replaced earlier this year, but i have a sub and winch and lights so im really happy with how long it lasted i am a gluten for punishment so i didn't upgrade it, lets see how fast 2 winches can kill a battery!
     
  10. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    here another question though, how hard is the install??? i seen where they had to mod the terminals for the yellow, any help???
     
  11. Oct 19, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    This is scary shite. When did batteries start to just die instantaneously ? They use to warn you by cranking slowly. What would be the best way to protect yourself ? Carry a spare battery after 4 year or just replace it after 4 years, lose a year of service and be safe.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    had my '05 battery in for 4 years before I got an Optima Red Top 75 series...no signs of failing and I had to get a jump just to get it started...

    but I blame it on the heat of Vegas especially during the summer...105*F+ temps kill the batteries really quickly...
     
  13. Oct 19, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    Still running the original battery dated 11th month of '04. No issues yet....I hope I get another winter out of it. I may use the load tester on it before the snow flies, just to be sure.
     
  14. Oct 19, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    I think we have a load tester at work. It that a sure thing ? If it passes you're good to go for the winter ?
     
  15. Oct 19, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    mine took a shit last year. now i have an optima
     
  16. Oct 19, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    i have an 06. stock battery. i had the battery load tested and it is still kicking arse. it isnt perfectly healthy, but it is still showing strong life.

    i bet the moment i take it into some harsh enviornment (hot or cold) it will die.
     
  17. Oct 19, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Mine just went.....Put a die hard platinum in.
     
  18. Oct 19, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    So it only lasted 3 years. :eek: 2 years less then the 5 people are saying they go after.
     
  19. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    mine battery called it quits about 2 months ago and bought an optima, was sold the wrong size so i returned it and put a toyota battery in...mines an 06
     
  20. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Where I live if a battery lasts three (3) years I am lucky...:(

    The heat kills batteries, and they might start in the morning and by noon not even crank! :eek:

    I check the water level (distilled) every month and top off the charge every couple of months just to be safe! :pray:

    Yuma Taco,
     
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