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Double battery

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Huntr Pat, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    Huntr Pat

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    what Double battery system do you use? Let see some pics. What battery do you used.
    I personally like Optima but our local costco stop carrying them.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    I ran dual odysseys for a while until one took a shit and I realized I don't really have a need for two batteries.
    Replaced them with a single Optima.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    I'm considering a 2nd battery for the vhf Radios I run. and did not want run down the main battery. I wanted to install it in front of the passenger side behind my K&N filter housing. sorta move things around.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    i already have my spare battery, more of an accessory battery to be used when camping and what not so my optima is always charged. it will be put into the bed once i have a shell.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    Rattler

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    I am running just 1 Sears Diehard Platinum (same as the Oddysey). I am not worried about running duals yet. I will be carrying a jumper pack anyway. Optimas have gone down the toilet since Johnson Controls bought them out. I was going to get one until I saw the Platinum was about the same price and was just a rebadged Oddy.

    Some guy over on ExPo jump-started his Land Rover with a cordless drill battery a while back I guess. There is a thread about it over there.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    I like my auxiliary...
    only the truck's e system draws off the primary

    in times that I've winched heavily...
    the duals 'ave afforded me a Lil' assurance :)


    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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    The last thing I need is a dead battery. Having a 2nd battery for the radios to run on.
    Blackdawg thanks for that link. I run vhf radio in my truck and tracking equipment. considering Ham.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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    cool man!

    Im hoping to go dual this summer as well. ill have 12 lights, winch, fridge and my stereo haha ill need it.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:57 PM
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    :smack:









    That was suppose to be a secret...:spy:
     
  11. Mar 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    I run dual group 31 Optima yellow tops.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Mar 17, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    Yeah I see what he did there....
    Excuse to show off a supercharger in an FJ in a first gen thread :D
     
  14. Mar 19, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    Nice!1
     
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    Nice setup. Are both battery trays from Toyota?
     
  16. Aug 1, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    I like the idea of running duals for my audio system, light system, camp side music and the dead battery scare I had fishing in the boon docs. Luckily I had my pops in another vehicle and I got a jump. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience using one marine and one gold? Also, does anyone have pics of a 2nd gen dual setup? Thx
     
  17. Aug 1, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    Don't use a Blue Top.

    Use a red top and yellow, best way to go really. Or just dual Yellows.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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    there are two different blue top optima batteries sold by optima...
    only one of them is the true marine battery...

    significance of these is...

    the blue top starter battery has a dark grey (almost blk casing)
    The blue top marine has a light grey casing and dual upper terminal posts

    the prior is less desirable/durable and is not much different then a red top starter batt. (for the most part)

    But yeah... the yellow tops are the best choice for automotive use, IMO
     
  19. Aug 2, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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    I hear sears platinum and yellow tops are top picks and pretty similar.
     
  20. Aug 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    What do you use VHF for?
     
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