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Dead Battery after 1yr, 8months. Guess what saved my A$$?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Onwarrds, Nov 8, 2019 at 9:48 AM.

  1. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    Cudgel

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    ICON8 Lift -285s on FUEL Recoils -KCs on bars (+).
    Thanks. I like clean. Here’s the front end:

    And under the hood:
     
  2. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    Onwarrds

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    Super nice! I just checkout your build thread, good stuff for sure.

    My CB setup is really clean as well. I might be able to dig up some photos....
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    Onwarrds

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    Here we go! 6D65E078-62ED-42CC-8A5B-EAA06CA77B05.jpg1E45236D-96BE-4D12-A336-C7E413AFAAA2.jpg Minus the dog hair it’s pretty clean. Haha. The brain lives under the driver’s seat, tucked away. DB19CFD2-889E-494B-8C06-8ED3E97D5BB4.jpgThen when it’s not in use it stows in the center console through the wire slot there. 4D31933A-8B7B-4338-9270-943FEF05C6D0.jpgI just love the compact nature of this radio.
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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    You lucky SOB.

    Clean CB install btw. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    Awesome. I love that Cobra unit! I had that in my Tundra for 12 years. Looks good!
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    desmodue

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    Still on the OEM battery 46 months and counting.

    I laugh at the number of retards that spin everything into a "my 2nd gen was much better story" sure the 2nd gen battery lasts forever, most people drove their 2nd gen 1,000,000 miles, sold it for more than they paid for it new and took the battery out and put it in their new truck

    I bet the air in the tires was unpolluted, and the exhaust fumes smelled like a newborn baby
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    stuff
    Everyone living in cold climates or something? All of my vehicles have gone 5-8 years without being replaced.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    Thank you! A buddy helped me figure out the cleanest way we could think of. He has an identical setup. Highly recommend.
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    Thanks! Yeah it's been a great setup!
     
  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    It got down to 19 here last night. My OEM battery sounded a little slow turning my 4 banger over this morning. Would not surprise me if it quits on me this winter. Truck is only 13 months old. I'll put a Interstate battery in her when the Toyota battery takes a shit.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    I bet the air in the tires was unpolluted, and the exhaust fumes smelled like a newborn baby = :rofl:
     
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  12. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    I bought a Rugged Geek 1000A jump pack with air compressor. Haven't used it yet, but my old Wagan PowerDome LT has been used many times, both jumping and airing up tires. That old thing is lead-acid battery and I think only 300A. Absolutely essential to have, IMO.
     
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  13. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:12 PM
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    That is the same one I have, jumped a 350 Chevy and 302 Ford V8 trucks with it and it did fine.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    56,000 mi and I'm still on the OEM battery. I clean it twice a year, using baking soda, a brush and rinse with fresh water. From what I've heard, hot temperatures (desert and southeast) tend to stress a battery and cause premature failure.
     
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  15. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    Well I guess Southern California counts as the desert right? Haha
     
  16. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    I’d look into Odyssey (current sale is 20% off) or Northstar (sale on group buy) AGM batteries.

    The word is Optima shit the bed when they moved production to Mexico.

     
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    If it's a push start then it might not be that simple. My dumb fiesta ST has the retarded push start (with a manual transmission) so when the battery is 100% dead you can't manually turn a key or switch into the "ignition" position (happend to me before). If the battery has barely enough juice left, you might be able to toggle the START button into ignition position and do your bump start.
     
  18. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    Thankfully the Manual Tacoma has a key.
     
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  19. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    The Toyota batteries are crap. My last 2nd gen made it just under a year before going dead suddenly in a parking lot. Toyota would have replaced it with another crummy battery under warranty. I didn't want the hassle and uncertainty so I just bought a Bosch from Pep Boys. It lasted about 5 years in the roasting heat of Bakersfield before I had to put in another one.

    Those jump starters are great. I keep one in the boat and I need to grab another for the truck, especially because I have nearly a year on the crappy original battery.
     
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  20. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    I would stay the hell away from Optima batteries. They aren’t that great from what I have seen from friends and family using them but I know not all folks have the same experience.
     
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