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Best battery for my tacoma

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by joshy523, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    joshy523

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    Im shopping around for a good battery. I will use it for my sound systerm and light and i need your opinion on a good brand
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Madchild

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    I've always used the Optima batteries.
    If you want a good sound system that will require a lot of juice. I suggest adding another battery. The optima are dry cell and you can mount them in any position.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    Die Hard Platinum (Odyssey Battery)
     
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    I always used Optima, It never let me down.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2015 at 12:30 PM
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    What is the best warranty, price and reliability of common house brand batteries?

    I have Autozone, Oreilys, Walmart, Pepboys, Carquest, Sears and Napa within minutes of me and I want to know who sells the best battery for the best price that includes a good warranty? I want an AGM type battery and only one in this list seems to offer a good value over other house AGM type batteries; the Oreilys Super Start Platinum. There seems to be a few different sizes, but I suspect that they all should fit right? 24F, 27F, 34, 34R, and 35. Are there any differences besides physical size? Will they all fit in factory trays with factory tie downs? Searching Carquest was a bit harder since they didn't show what batteries fit your vehicle so I found the closest they had in size and CCA. I broke it down into name, price, size, warranty, cold cranking amps (CCA), battery type. NAPA's warranty seems too good to be true. 75 months? Can anyone confirm that this is true?

    Autozone
    Duralast Gold - $127.99. 27F. 5 year warranty.
    710 CCA
    Duralast Platinum - $191.99. 24F. 3 year warranty. 710 CCA. AGM

    Oreilys
    Super Start Extreme - $121.99. 24F. 3 year warranty. 725 CCA
    Super Start Platinum - $159.99. 34R. 3 year warranty. 775 CCA. AGM


    Walmart
    EverStart Maxx - $104.97 (out of stock). 24F. 3 year warranty. 750 CCA


    Pepboys
    Bosch Premium - $129.99. 27F. 3 year warranty. 750 CCA

    Carquest
    Advanced Generation - $138.99. 34/78. 3 year warranty. 850 CCA
    Advanced Generation - $138.99. 24. 3 year warranty. 725 CCA
    Platinum - $199.99. 34/78. 1 year warranty. 775 CCA. AGM

    Sears
    Diehard Gold -
    $111.24. 27F. 3 year warranty. 825 CCA
    Diehard Gold -
    $124.59. 24F. 3 year warranty. 725 CCA

    Napa
    NAPA Legend 75 Month - $127.79 .27F. 6.25 year warranty.
    710 CCA
    NAPA Legend Premium - $220.49. 24F. 6.25 year warranty. 710 CCA. AGM
     
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  6. Nov 27, 2015 at 8:09 AM
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    for reasons stated above and that it still produces 95% of brand new cranking amps after 6 yrs in a vehicle. i have them in 4 of my vehicles. never had a problem...in fact we had a manager at our local auto parts store knock a hole in one and put it into a customers vehicle and then start it just to prove they don't leak.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2015 at 8:27 AM
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    Keep in mind most if not all of these batteries are made by the same company, Johnson Controls. Also just because 2 batteries of different sizes have the same CCA rating does not mean the reserve capacity is the same. If you live in an area notorious for killing batteries (extreme hot or cold) then buy a battery based on warranty, customer service and multiple locations. Remember you may not be anywhere near a Sear when your battery dies but your are most likely not far from an Autozone.



     
  8. Nov 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Northstar AGM 27F
     
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  9. Nov 27, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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    That Northstar looks like a good battery as good if not better than the Odyssey. Looks like it's a Canadian brand only and hard to find here.
     
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