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New Battery

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05PreRunner, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Jun 16, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    05PreRunner

    05PreRunner [OP] "Living life in the FAST lane..."

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    How long did the OEM Toyota battery on you truck last? I've at around 45,000 miles and I think mine's dying...:(
     
  2. Jun 16, 2008 at 3:47 PM
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    Khaos

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    My Taco has 30,100 on it, battery is still working

    Anybody wanna recommend a good one? I plan on adding off road lights and bed lights/back up lights.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    3 to 4 years in SoCal heat is probably the max for a battery. I change mine out every 4 years regardless of mileage and regardless if it's still "good" or not. Better to be safe than sorry.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    My batts. seem to only last 2 years here. I used Optima in the past, but people have been haveing troubles with them recently. My next battery is going to be an Orbital, or Oddessey. :)
     
  5. Jun 16, 2008 at 4:39 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    Changing out every 4 years sounds about right... It's definitely better to be safe than sorry.....

    :(, i was actually thinking of getting an Optima Yellow Top
     
  6. Jun 16, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I have only heard of problems with the red tops. :)
     
  7. Jun 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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    Anthony

    Anthony San Antonio Detailer :)

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    im not a fan of optimas anymore, they seem to be hit or miss... unacceptable for how much they cost.

    ive been running interstate batteries for hte past 10 years on all my vehicles and never had any issues.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2008 at 5:30 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    FWIW, I have 2 yellow tops in my 2004 Dodge 2500 and have had no problems with them since I have installed them 4 years ago.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2008 at 11:46 PM
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    i had a red top battery on my evo, bigger ignition, system, all nine yards, never had a problem. i guess that was a hit...
     
  10. Jun 17, 2008 at 12:49 AM
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    bryan83taco

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    got 44,000 on my original 06' battery and no problems
     
  11. Jun 17, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    That's all I run (Interstate) and also change out every 4-5 years.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    MikeS.

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    Guys, batteries don't care about mileage. It's all about age and temperature. High and low temps can wreck havoc on an older battery. The battery in my Tacoma lasted 4 years, it died in December. The battery in my Avalon lasted 3 years.
     
  13. Jun 18, 2008 at 6:56 AM
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    this_is_nascar

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    Upon changing a battery is there anything that has to be reset? Same question if you dissconnect your battery for some reason.
     
  14. Jun 18, 2008 at 7:51 AM
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    colinb17

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    i believe just your clock and radio presets
     
  15. Jun 18, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    My original battery lasted 6 months. Toyota replaced it under warranty.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    So far 2 years and around 48k. It died below starting threshold twice so I'm sure the life was shortened, but I slapped my automatic charger on it and it's been fine since. I still keep my eye on it and am planning on an Odyssey at some point.
     
  17. Jun 18, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    The Panasonic battery in my Tercel was still good after 8 years of my use and abuse.
     
  18. Jun 18, 2008 at 6:28 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What size was it, "AA" or "C" ?


    :D
     
  19. Jun 18, 2008 at 6:30 PM
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    Neither.......AAA:D
     
  20. Jun 19, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    01TacoTRD

    01TacoTRD Carolina Alliance: Quack Addict

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    All you need man is an Interstate Battery. They outlast alot of other batteries you hear about
     
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