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Looking for a new battery.

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by eight3one_offroad, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Jul 11, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad [OP] Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    Hey guys,

    I'm at about 56K on my 2007 Tacoma 1GRFE and had the spark plugs replaced around 40K so I know its not the plugs thats giving me trouble. The reason is on cold morning starts the engine does not want to crank over. I'm looking for a replacement battery, Any suggestions? I want something that last for a while.

    Thanks for any response,
    Richard
     
  2. Jul 11, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    BigJLarse83

    BigJLarse83 Well-Known Member

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    I hope I don't catch chit for this but I would just go to Walmart and get the EverStart 7 yr. Affordable and from a place that is easy to warranty out if you have issues. :crapstorm:
     
  3. Jul 11, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad [OP] Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    Theres no wally world here... I'll have to try Kragen tomorrow
     
  4. Jul 11, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    BigJLarse83

    BigJLarse83 Well-Known Member

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    No Wally World? You live in the stix or somethin? No offense...
     
  5. Jul 11, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad [OP] Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    Yup, this town is too small to have a big wally world here. I think I have to drive 45 mins to get one?
     
  6. Jul 11, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    BigJLarse83

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    Truely I am just jealous...so sick of the big town...
     
  7. Jul 11, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    do you have an autozone? If so, go get a yellow top duralast with the lifetime warranty and never pay for a battery again lol. They last a pretty long time too.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    ktmrider

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    Hell I dont have a wally world in the third largest city in california
     
  9. Jul 11, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad [OP] Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    haaa Ill have to go to Watsonville (ghetto) for a "Vatozone".
     
  10. Jul 11, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad [OP] Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    Thanks for the quick replies.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2010 at 1:34 AM
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    Manlaan

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    How do you get a lifetime warranty on a battery? Online, I only see a 24 month free replacement for the yellow top. 36 month for the red top. (pro-rated after for x months)

    I may change my plans from a Diehard Platinum if this is something nationwide.
     
  12. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    steve o 77

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    really? well I haven't paid for a battery from there ever and I've "bought" 3, (every vehicle I've bought needed one). I would just bring in a random one we had laying around not being used. On my last vehicle it already had one in it and they replaced it for free.
     
  13. Jul 13, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad [OP] Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    Just spent like 230 bucks on a Optima red top... probably paid too much!
     
  14. Jul 14, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    the 05-10 Tacomas? Best battery going is the Odyssey, but I dont know what size fits Tacos and whether one they make will fit. These are expensive but very, very high rated at Consumer Reports. Otherwise, youll do fine with any of the major makers such as Interstate, NAPA, etc.

    Odyssey's size chart: http://www.odysseyfactory.com/autospecs.html
     
  15. Jul 14, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    20tacoma06

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    Hi,
    Go to Costco in your area:
    220 Sylvania Avenue
    Santa Cruz CA 95060
    (831) 469-0961

    Or by Seaside:
    801 Tioga Avenue
    Sand City CA 93955
    (831) 899-1256

    Costco gives you free 3 years replacement and 100 months limited warranty (pro-rate).
    I did buy one from Costco about 1 year ago for my other car, and it did not hold the charge long, so I did return to Costco and they did return my money in full with no question ask. I turn around and buy another one and so far it still works.
    :):):)
     
  16. Jul 15, 2010 at 5:40 AM
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    rscecil007

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    If there is Sears near you (unlike the poster above with no Wally World close), go get a Sears Diehard Platinum. It's a rebadged Odyssey, there are threads floating around confirming this, and I called Odyssey themselves before I bought mine and they confirmed it.

    I was able to make a size 34 DT fit no problem.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    HOLY CHIT! thats like 100 dollars too much!
    :bananadead:
     
  18. Jul 15, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    Oops, sorry. Not enough coffee this morning obviously.
     
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