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Optima Yellow Top Longevity

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Yurizx6r, Jan 12, 2018 at 4:42 PM.

  1. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    I'm going to try to keep this simple on a topic that's been beat to death. I am curious to anybody who has ran an Optima Yellow top in their Tacoma, what state they live in, and how long it lasted before it needed to be replaced. I'm either going to purchase an Optima Yellow top or the Platinum whatever at Advance Auto Parts. I'm leaning toward just getting to Platinum whatever because besides perhaps doing an LED upgrade, I'm not planning on adding any Electronics to my truck anytime soon. But if people say that they got more than 5 years in a Southern state from their yellow top then I may invest the money.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:02 PM
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    I had a yellow top in mine for about 4-5 years. I replaced it with a Napa Legend 800cca.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    What state do you live in? And I only ask that because I live in Florida and batteries here generally last two to three years.
     
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    So what made you switch, did you not like it or something? Or did you just not feel it was worth the money?
     
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    Basically yeah, didn't think it was worth the extra money. I originally considered dual Optima batteries but never got there.
     
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    That's the exact I answer that I was looking for. I have a stock battery in there right now, but I want to make up my mind what I'm going to switch to when it goes bad, so I don't making an uneducated decision. I've never had an issue with the red Optima top, but those are usually $180ish for all my other cars. When I saw the $300 price tag I was like...bitch please. I assume the Platinum whatever at Advance Auto Parts will be way better than the OEM battery, so I'm not worried about it. But if somebody said that they got say 5 to 7 years living in the southern state, then maybe it would be worth the investment. The platinum battery at Advance Auto Parts you can get for about a $170ish with coupon codes with a 3 year warranty. So you could almost purchased two batteries for the price of one yellow top.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    I've red reports from guys getting 8-10 years out of Northstar AGMs who live in the desert Southwest.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    Has anybody else had that experience with that battery? I mean that battery seems way overkill for my application, but if it lasts more than 5 years. I'm down.
     

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