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Optima Battery

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SMG26, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    SMG26

    SMG26 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am going to replace my battery soon. I have decided to get a red top optima for my 06' w/towing package. Was wondering do I need the height adapter> And were is the cheapest place online to get one?
     
  2. May 14, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    ExpoSpy

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    Do your research on the battery first...most of the guys on here have had issues with them.
     
  3. May 14, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Which is a better battery.
     
  4. May 14, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    i have an xs power battery in my truck and it works great. if you look at thier website 4xspower.com they have some cutting edge stuff on batteries....if your interested let me know and i can see about getting you a deal on one....i have a friend that works there and they sponsor a couple titan forums and make great stuff..
     
  5. May 14, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    ^x2...do a search on TW...I can't remember the name of the battery that had good reviews, but it's here (somewhere).

    EDIT: Found it -->
     
  6. May 14, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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  7. May 14, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    I have used Optimas for a long time and will be putting one in my new truc soon.

    What kinds of problems have folks had with them?
     
  8. May 14, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    ^^^ Yeah what issues were they having.

    I looked on consumer reports and they say the NAPA batteries are good as well as diehard and duralast. Any experience with these.
     
  9. May 14, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    the autozone bateries are great....for the price you cant beat them....
     
  10. May 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    my yellow top has been fine. I leave the radio on, doors open for hours and it keeps going.

    and mine came with a height adapter , it better for how much it cost:cool:
     
  11. May 14, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    I was looking at the optima yellow but I did not see a option for the tow package. Only red top has that option.
     
  12. May 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    FR:Camburg 2.5 Performance System,RR:Icon AAL w/Bilstein 5100. K&N drop in,DynoMAX,Optima yellow top.
    Where you looking? I have the tow package and I'm running a yellow top. Part #D35 is the replacement for the Tacoma w/ tow package. Issues? never had an issue with an Optima and have used them for the last ten years in different applications, Red/Yellow even Blue top.
     
  13. May 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    Never had an issue with my red top?? Never!
     
  14. May 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM
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    If your going to go with the Optima I would go with the yellow top.. the only problem I've heard of with the red tops is if it dies it will never come all the way back, the yellow top is a deep cycle so it has no problem coming back from being completely dead. So if you leave your lights on once even if you get a jump it will never be the same. I have heard a ton of good feedback about the Odyssey which is the same battery as the Sears Platinum, basically its made by the same manufacturer just has a different label and a cheaper price tag under the Sears name. The only reason I would go for an Optima instead of an Odyssey would be if you want to mount the battery in a sideways position. Just my opinion.
     
  15. May 15, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    oh, and the buzz on the street is.. call AAA for a battery.
    they come out and install it free, and you get 3 years roadside assistance (for the battery and battery related issues)
    I hear it's pretty cheap too.

    but like I said, my yellow top is just fine.:D
     
  16. May 15, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    I bought a red top and had it in my cj for a year and i somehow killed it before i deployed for another year. came back and went to buy a new one at advanced and he told me i could replace it for free, "good for life," he said. all i needed was a receipt and he found that in his computer even after buying at another store. i'm sold on optima. thats 150 bones i only have to spend one time no matter how many times i get drunk and leave the radio on.
     
  17. May 15, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    TRDKenE DAMN GOOD DEAL!!

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    optima blows!
     
  18. May 15, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    I put an Optima red top in my old hot rod back in 2002, and it just died this year. 8 years ain't too bad.....
     
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    What are the differences between the red top and the yellow top. I was thinking about buying one this next week... Who else makes a good battery?
     
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