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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by takaya49, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    takaya49

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    has anyone bought a new battery from costco for a second gen 4.0 L?
    Its says group 8 from the battery selector for the kirkland brand but it seems that doesnt match the amp rating from the oem battery...
    its also impossible to install properly because its taller... anyone can confirm the group 8 is the corrent one?
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Natetroknot

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    Tow package battery is a group 27F. Note the CCA of the stocker compared to the Costco brand - stock w/ tow package is somewhere around 800+.

    If I'm not mistaken, it gets sorta cold in Canada and you shouldn't skimp in the battery dept.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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  4. Sep 2, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    I've got a costco battery. Works great!
     
  6. Sep 2, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    I'm sure they do - if you're a smart shopper and don't buy whatever the Costco-Kirkland-battery-selector spits out at you.

    I doubt there's more than a few companies making car batteries anyway, regardless of what label is stuck on the side.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    Plus I live in cali our weather never gets below 35 or above 85 :D
     
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    So are you saying don't buy Costco batteries, or get a different size?
     
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    I have never seen a 27F battery at Costco, or even Autozone and Kragen. Sears have them but they want like $120.

    I bought an AC Delco 27F for $80 from a parts distributor.
     
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    According to this website, Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions makes the Kirkland batteries. It's the same company that makes and markets the Optima brand.
     
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    so can anyone confirm that the group 8 is the correct one to buy at costco? havent seen the 27F there ... the book just points to 8...............
     
  12. Sep 2, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    you can always go bigger battery and modify to fit. just make sure the terminal orientation is correct.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    if someone did buy a kirkland at costco what size did they get??
     
  14. Sep 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    Not to steer you away from wherever it is you decide to buy a battery, but just get one at your dealer if it's not too much of a hassle. Their prices are usually pretty competitive (at least in the southeast U.S.) and you know you'll have the right battery for your ride.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    twice as much... anyone used kirkland??
     
  16. Sep 2, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    kirkland works great for me, great return policy also and very affordable. $60
     
  17. Sep 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Ok, maybe my wording isn't correct. I'll try again

    What size ( group ) battery did you ( anyone ) buy at Costco???? ( Kirkland )
     
  18. Sep 2, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    hmm.. well that was a bust
     
  19. Sep 2, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    I am guessing not many people are throwing batteries in their grocery cart next to the Toilet Paper. Check Autozone. They have great warranties and good prices.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    Ive bought them for all my cars. They work flawlessly, great price and great warranty.

    For the Taco I bought the #8 if im not mistaken.
     
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