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Optima Battery Fitment and Part #

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Tacomadude89, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Tacomadude89

    Tacomadude89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to have to replace the battery in my truck soon and would like to install an Optima.

    I was wondering, are these a direct fit in these trucks? I've heard conflicting answers on this. Some have said that they are not tall enough and they needed a couple of blocks of wood to gain some height while others I've read say they are a direct fit. It also seems the red tops are pretty popular to run in these trucks.

    Does anybody have a part # to the direct fit type?

    Thanks!

    2002 TRD 3.4
     
  2. sirsaechao

    sirsaechao Well-Known Member

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    Normally we need the 34R...'R' for reverse terminal so the neg and pos post match imports.
     
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    cool i need that two!

    hey tacoma dude, thats a real nice truck;)
     
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    Thanks guys. :cool:

    It sounds like even with the 34R, you need a spacer on the bottom which may or may not come with the Optima to gain the extra height.
     
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    Don't buy an optima battery! Their quality has severely diminished in recent years.
    Check out the sears diehard platinum. They are a rebadged odysee, AGM, and come with a really great warranty.
    I've had mine for roughly 2.5 years. Had to warranty one last year cause I ran the truck with a bad alternator belt for too long. I wasn't even at the same Sears I bought it from. They tested it, didn't ask questions, and handed me a new one off the shelf.

    :)
     
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    johnson controls makes the optima battery and many others. Battery today is hit or miss in how long it last. Batteries are made so fast on the lines today im shocked more dont go dead faster.

    I have used autozones battery and i have been upgraded for free to a gold do to they where sold out of my battery i had which was one level below it.

    Look into the exide tech battery they have changed in a few years.
     
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    The 34R, 35, and D35 all have reversed terminals and fit fine.
    The 34R has the most CCA and comes with a spacer.

    And like any battery...its more in how you treat it. I have a die hard platinum my tundra, an optima 34R in my taco, and formerly two odyssey batteries in the taco (one of which died after 5 years and I still have the other as a spare in the garage). Nothing but good luck with all of them.
     
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    Yes, I will vouch for this battery, I bought mine about 6 months ago and it is pretty legit! also it is sized about the same as the OEM so you dont need any additional mounts or trays to install it. Plus it has a 4 year free replacement warranty - much longer than the optima warranty!
     
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    whatever battery....
    modify it's mount, rather then use a height spacer.
    as it could still move around some

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    I have done this with both the Optima 34R, as well a std. 34
    and I'd bet it would work with any other type batt.
     
  10. Tacomadude89

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    Thanks for the help guys!! MUCH appreciated and extra thanks to you Taco Dell for posting up the pics. :) BTW, cool signature TheMike515.

    I got my redtop installed today. Ended up not using the spacer and after some trial and error and bit of ingenuity, got it to fit nice and snug. :)
     
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