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Norcal Spotted and BS Thread

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by PreRunnerSeth, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Aug 26, 2020 at 6:05 AM
    Fernando

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    Yes sir! Thanks again brotha.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    Well, it's time for a new starting battery in my truck...
    Considering another AGM to match my house battery (X2Power), but I know the alternator won't fully charge it without modification. Anyone done this? Which method did you use?

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  3. Aug 26, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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    I've had any Oddysey for 18 months without issue. Stock alt. Once a month I plug in a battery tender and all seams just fine.
     
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  4. Aug 26, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    Running an optima as well, on an OEM alternator with no problems. Have solar too, so don’t feel bad about not hooking a tender up to it, or unplugging the thing (Renogy told me not to do this but TacomaWorld told me it was fine). Scan gauge shows me at 13.9-14.2 volts while driving which is good enough for me.
    I do plan on getting a nicer, higher amp alternator one day but haven’t seen the need yet.
    Before this, I had a yellow top for 2-3 years before it shit the bed. It was made in Mexico and I’ve heard plenty of people having this problem since Optima moved their to Mexico
     
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  5. Aug 26, 2020 at 7:37 AM
    Twizted

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    $268 for the X2Power 27f!

    (remove that $18 core charge, subtract the $20 via MIR, and don't pay tax)


    upload_2020-8-26_8-35-40.jpg

    ...certainly better than how much I paid for my first one!
     
  6. Aug 26, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    Group 31 or bust!
     
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  7. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:06 AM
    Twizted

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    Weight + size = no thanks.
    Hell, I considered a 24f for this one.

    It's just the starter/aux lights battery, and it'll be totally isolated from the Drifter bits.
     
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  8. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:18 AM
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    yeah, weight + size sucks. Plus the cracked core support to match.
     
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  9. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    Yup!
    The X2 27f weighs about 20lbs more than most stock 27f batteries.
    The X2 24f weighs less, and still has higher specs than stock.

    If I didn't have this house battery in a 27f (which I intentionally got for the power reserves), then I'd have gone down to the 24f for the starter battery.
    ...but I want them totally interchangeable, so later today I will have two 27f batteries.
     
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  10. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:38 AM
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    What alternator are you planning for ?
     
  11. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    Thank you Sir! :cheers:
     
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  13. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:56 AM
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    all it really comes down to is running as much castor as you can in order to push the tires to the front. If you have SPC', that makes it easier too to keep your camber in check with higher castor.

    Although when some people tub, they cut enough to allow full range of adjustment from the alignment cams.
     
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    Pretty much my plan. I hate to bring a spare alternator but I guess it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. I know the odds of a new alternator going out is slim, but I'll use it hard with the fridge and everything else, plus the 4Runner only gets driven to wheel and go to the mountains.
     
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    single 27F AGM here with 100w solar constantly keeping it topped off. Never an issue on the trail even with a ton of lights and fridge for days.
     
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    Yeah I hate lugging around spare parts too, but when you need it in the middle of no where, it will be worth it’s weight in gold.
     
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    Spotted this beauty out at dinner last night in Roseville...

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    Oh wait... whoops! That's mine.
     
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  19. Aug 26, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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    You guys crack me up some times. You don't need to carry a spare alt. I rebuild kit fits in the glove box.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BQK6IWQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  20. Aug 26, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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