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what battery?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by drunkaholic, Jun 27, 2009.

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what battery?

  1. optima red top

    111 vote(s)
    29.3%
  2. optima yellow top

    118 vote(s)
    31.1%
  3. sears die hard platinum

    121 vote(s)
    31.9%
  4. odyssey

    29 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. Nov 5, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    Redneck92

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    FYI the batteries at auto zone, Walmart, and advance are all the same. I've heard that sears are Johnson controls as well but don't know about that one. I work at auto zone and honestly there is no way I will get one if the batteries there. See way to many golds come back after a year or two or even a few months and get swapped. Might end up going to oreilys to get one of there agms when the time comes.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    I need moar battery. Or battery that doesn't suck. Acid keep pouring out of my napa battery. Too much awesome angle. And it's hurting my winching capabilities. What can I do?!
     
  3. Nov 6, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    dry cell like the ones that have been discussed earlier in this thread...
     
  4. Nov 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    more... ;)

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  5. Nov 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    Nicely done!
     
  6. Nov 8, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    odyssey ftw
     
  7. Nov 10, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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    "Dry" AGM or Gel Cell VRLA batteries are sealed and pressurized, so they can be mounted in any position that the manufacturer recommends, but more expensive. "Wet" or "Wet Maintenance Free" batteries, like the ACDelcos, for example, can only be mounted so they will not spill electrolyte.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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  9. Nov 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    What odyssey battery is best? I'll be running two probably.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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    The one they sell thru Sears labeled as the Diehard Platinum Series
    you might save a coupla' pennies

    same stuff... different color
     
  11. Nov 12, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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    I'm running a Exide right now... I have heard that Optima just isn't what they used to be and I work at Carquest (privately owned) and we are a Exide dealer. Seems to be a really good battery and we have had next to no issues out of all the Exides we have sold


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  12. Mar 18, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/205044-nunavut-my-build.html
    Cosco batterys are the ones too get.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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  14. Mar 18, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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    I had an Exide orbital in muh daily driver...
    I only got 3 years from it.
    maybe was just bad luck :notsure:
     
  15. Mar 19, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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  16. Mar 19, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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    Optima Yellow top should be decent. The new ones come with an adapter plate to go underneath the battery making it the right height to fit into a 1st gen tray and still be clamped down tight. That's what I'm running. The older ones caught some flack but it was mainly the red tops IIRC I havent heard anything bad about newer yellows.
     
  17. Mar 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Had my redtop for about 2 years now havent had any problems with it... maybe I got lucky maybe not, does good powering two amps, hids, and countless hours of listening to the radio on the beach
     
  18. Mar 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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  19. Mar 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    For tips on buying batteries, please see Section 7.8 in the Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ on www.batteryfaq.org.
     
  20. Mar 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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