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Best battery box?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LVTacoma, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Sep 16, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    LVTacoma

    LVTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Picking up an Optima red top this week. Anyone running a fabbed battery box with theirs? Found a sweet looking one off TrailGear,Inc. (http://www.trail-gear.com/tg-battery-box). Any one use this box or have another built box to take a look at? Pics would be appreciated if you have any :)
     
  2. Sep 17, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    Wow thats nice!
     
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    I want one! Where do I get it?
     
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    I am looking to do a dual battery red top system, would 2 reds fit where the stock battery is now?
     
  7. Sep 17, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    I have the box from Ruff Stuff Specialties...When I searched for boxes I never came across the Trail Gear one. They're the same price and pretty similar in design.

    http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/optima-battery-p-280.html

    I rattlecanned mine with Duplicolor Bedliner. No complaints on the box.

    A couple pics when I had the Red Top and now the Yellow Top.

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  8. Sep 17, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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    Why did u switch from red to yellow
     
  9. Sep 17, 2010 at 11:34 PM
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    Buddy works at a battery shop, got me a free upgrade and I also wanted a deep cycle.
     
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    X2. Nice and nice pics 2. Any pics on the install ?
     
  11. Sep 17, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    Is a deep cycle better?
     
  12. Sep 18, 2010 at 12:12 AM
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    yes it for cold startups
     
  13. Sep 18, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    I thought the red top was a starting battery and the yellow top - deep cycle- meaning you could run it down powering your gizmos with the motor off and it would recharge also for boats where it is not used for months at a time or for trolling motors, fishing.
     
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    I bought this off ebay. Do a seach and a few different style will pop up.
     
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    Does any one know yet if you can fit 2 of the red or yellow top batteries in the stock battery spot? Without mods?
     
  16. Sep 18, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    Blue Top
    Installing an OPTIMA® BlueTop® high-performance AGM battery in your boat or RV means more running time and up to 3 times more recharges than what you’d get out of a traditional battery. It’s perfect for boats with electric trolling motors, onboard electronics or stereo systems and RV's with “creature comforts” that tend to drain batteries quickly. In addition to providing weight savings and outstanding vibration resistance, the BlueTop’s efficient power delivery and faster recharge time mean you’ll spend less time worrying about your battery. The OPTIMA BlueTop is ideal for those who need a sure-starting, strong cranking, maintenance-free power source.

    Yellow Top
    The YellowTop® high-performance AGM battery is one of the only true dual-purpose automotive batteries available. With premium cranking power and unparalleled cycling capability (rechargeability), it is perfect for modern accessory-loaded vehicles. The YellowTop can repeatedly bounce back from deep power drains to full energy capacity, so it can power plenty of electronics and still start you up time after time. Lower internal resistance also provides more consistent power output and faster recharges.
    Trucks with winches, vehicles with multiple electronics, cars with high-demand audio systems, commercial vehicles and heavy equipment all rely on this battery to provide ultimate starting and deep cycle power.

    Red Top
    The OPTIMA® RedTop® high-performance AGM battery is the ultimate high-CCA starting battery designed to deliver the strongest 5-second ignition power for a reliable start-up every time. The RedTop will outperform and outlast traditional batteries in demanding cranking/starting applications. With unparalleled high power delivery and extreme resistance to the most common causes of battery failure, the RedTop is idea for trucks, SUV's, luxury cars, hot rods, off-road vehicles and other applications that require a leak-proof starting-only battery.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/112868-help-red-top-optima-2.html#post2164901

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  17. Sep 18, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    I'm running a similar mount to what Coupe is running...:D
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  18. Sep 18, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    Wow awesome info .... Thanks a ton! This is going in my truck next!
     
  19. Sep 18, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    Where did you get the battery box for the dual set up?
     
  20. Sep 18, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    he made his own...from what I read...
     
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