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Upgrading Battery

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dalesrn, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Jun 19, 2009 at 1:36 AM
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    dalesrn

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    Has anyone upgraded their battery? If so, how many cold cranking amps did you go with? What brand did you use? I'm trying to see what size will fit in the stock tray.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    My local shops are useless. Any suggestions?
     
  3. Jun 19, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    Optima yellow or red top battery. You can source them all over the place. Google it and check them out.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    I've hear good things about the top of the line Die Hards. Supposedly they are almost identical to the Odyssey batteries...the major difference between the two is the cost.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Orbital is a good battery.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    I have an Optima Yellow Top (35 series)
     
  7. Jun 19, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    I've got a Powermaster D2700.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    Optima red top!
     
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    i'm sticking with the factory battery. if you have the tow package or bed outlet, you already have a great battery 710CCA w/165 min. reserve. my tacoma's battery is easily 1/3 bigger than most i see in full size V-8's.

    if it helps...it's a group 27F.
     
  10. Jun 20, 2009 at 1:50 AM
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    I do not have the outlet in the bed. I have a SR5 with a TSS package. That did not include the bed outlet, although I think I want to install one.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    i upgraded my battery never went with anything real special but i had to modify the battery bracket. i posted a mod in cheap tacoma mods.

    also if you live way up north do not get a gel cell battery ie: yellow optima.

    i have tried them twice. when if is colder then -30 they go dead got stranded twice - 2 different batteries
     
  13. Jun 20, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    I've had an Optima Red Top before, worked like a charm with a 1000watt stereo. Ran the same battery in two different vehicles before it finally died after sitting for 2 years. 4 years of life out of it no problem, hard usage too. I've read a bit about them though and they're hit or miss. Some people have gotten duds. If you buy them from a place like costco though, they'll just give you a brand new one, no questions asked. After mine went dead at 4 years, they didn't even ask for a reciept. gave me a new one.
     
  14. Jun 20, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    Krookz,

    Where do you suggest I install the outlet in the cab? Any pics?
     
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