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Time for a new Battery help me out...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Eesh, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Jun 6, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    Eesh

    Eesh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so, My 2006 TRD Sports battery is finally DEAD. I went to the dealership today and they said a new battery is 192 + tax. Is the Toyota battery a good battery? Are there other better ones for less money?? Your knowledge and experience is appreciated!!
     
  2. Jun 6, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I generally believe in factory Toyota parts, but I make exceptions for tires and batteries.

    I bought a NAPA Legend series battery in December for my truck. Group 34, I believe. Mine has the larger of the two sizes. Seem to remember it being 110 USD after core return and tax. Always had good luck with that brand, don't think the Toyota battery is anything special.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    i got a NAPA something or rather for about 95 i think..was crankin my truck over at -20 degrees just fine
     
  4. Jun 6, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    krimson

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    Mine just died the other day.. I got a deal on a interstate, I've heard good and bad things from different people.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    $192 seems like a lot, even in Canada.. My dealer quoted $90 when I looked about 6 months ago. I ended up getting a Duralast Gold. I think it was $85 and came with a ridiculous warranty. I wanna say 7 years.. I cant remember exactly though.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    06TXED

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    ACdelco for me I went with the 27 size 7 year first 50 month free replacement warranty about $75 b/c I work at a shop!
     
  7. Jun 6, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    glad someone els asked. i was going to. but ill just look at the ones you guys said. mine is about to go i think. it went dead like 2 weeks ago. but ever since when i go to start the truck it acts like it is dead. you now that sound ( idk what you would call it. i'd say it's kinda like the clicking sound like when it is dead and wont turn over.. it dose that for a few clicks and than turns over.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    Tarheelz2350

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    I'm thinking about one of the Optima Red tops for mine when it finally goes. Supposed to be pretty good batteries from everything I've seen. Not to bad on price either.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Yellow top.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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    yeah thats what i was thinking till i saw the $200+ price tag

    i got a "yellow top" duralast it ran me about $100 and it's got a 3yr free replacment
     
  11. Jun 6, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    Red top is for High Cranking Amps for something like a 8 or more cylinder engine with a supercharger on it or something. The Yellow top is for more long term electrical usage with the engine off. So I'd say get the Yellow top. I was just shopping around and instead I got the Die Hard Platinum after reading a bunch of reviews. It has the best warranty and is about as good as your going to get for $190. The Yellow top is by far the best though but only a 36 month warranty and its $230 for a Group 35 type, which is what your going to need on your rig. I have a yellow top in my honda though for about 5 years with no trouble at all!
     
  12. Jun 6, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    i have a 2006 offroad 4x4 and when my battery went out a few months ago i got a optima yellow top for like 200 bucks.. I think its totally worth it since i do a lot of off roading and hunting. the last thing i want to worry about is my truck not starting.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2011 at 12:24 AM
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    Eesh

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    In Canada and cold climates, I heard that the Optima Gel batteries can some time freeze in the colder climates, so I will pass on the Optima Batteries.
     
  14. Jun 7, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Get the Die Hard Platinum
     
  15. Jun 7, 2011 at 12:55 AM
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    907taco

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    my next battery is going to be a odyssesy battery. my last truck was a titan but i know they make them smaller for the tacoma. i think i spent 240 but so worth it, especially since i will be winching from time to time now.

    http://www.odysseybatteries.com/
     
  16. Jun 7, 2011 at 4:44 AM
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    I am a die hard fan. Never had a problem from one of those batteries.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2011 at 5:35 AM
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    Yellow top FTW. TD a deep cycle battery so it can be drained and recharged more often and it is more suited to running tons of electronics like a winch, lights and whatever else you decide to add to your truck. If your gonna go high dollar on a battery then the yellow top is what you want IMHO
     
  18. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Consumer Reports does an eval on car batteries every year or two. summary for the latest one is here.

    http://www.funskins.com/cars/best-car-battery.html

    If you want more detail, you'll need to buy the magazine, or online access.

    I used past reports to replace OEM batteries in 2 cars and a motorcycle with Everstart (Walmart), and have been more than happy with them. Do note that these were all put into service in south texas, so hot performance was the major decision point.
     
  20. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    my truck is an 03 and had the stock battery when i bought it in 08 and the battery cranked the engine strong up until the day it died in oct 2010 and those are rated for 7 years.. i would probably buy another. i have a redtop battery now and the gel cell batteries are awesome but if theres an issue with them freezing then id look into something for that climate
     
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