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WHAT IS THE BEST BATTERY FOR THE MONEY?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jerretxx, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    jerretxx

    jerretxx [OP] Some do, others talk

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    just went to get in my yota, and my battery is DEAD! I work at carquest auto parts so I know can get a deal on that battery, but idc about a deal, I want the best I can get. any suggestions?!
     
  2. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    FTL911

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    Kirkland batteries at Costco come very highly reccommended by Consumer Reports.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Anything with a good warranty included. I go for the duralast golds at autozone. Don't bother with those overpriced optimas if you don't have a winch to run.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    Jigzor

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    Diehard Platinum
     
  5. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    Junk..Lets just leave it at that.


    I will not put anything BUT an optima in my truck, never had anything bad to say about them:)..You can get them for about $160, so its not to bad of a price either.
     
  6. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    optima or diehard platinum.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    Odyssey battery, or the Die Hard Platinum (odyssey copy)
     
  8. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    Just bought a Optima Yellow Top at Autozone and right now they have some sort of christmas deal going on right now to where you can get 20% off. Just bought mine and my trucks electronics have never felt so alive! If you don't believe me ask Krooks... He has a great setup with his and click this link and read what they offer!
    http://www.optimabatteries.com/optima_products/yellowtop/index.php

    After this battery i don't think i'll ever own anything less! You get what you pay for!
     
  9. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    bowzerdoo77

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    I have an interstate battery and no complaints here.. It justdepends on what cool color you want under your hood..
     
  10. Dec 18, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    jerretxx

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    I ended up going with one from my work, I got it at employee price, and it comes 12 month free replacement. It is stronger than OE battery, and the OE lasted almost 6 years, so hopefully this one will do the same!
     
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    +1 Also Die Hard Platinum and Odyssey are both made by the same company Enersys, they are same battery with a different packaging.

    I would not buy a Optima, too many issues with then.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    You sir, are an idiot. Both batteries use the same technology and are of similar quality. Optima rolls up the mat in a series of tubes/circular prisms. Die Hard Platinum stacks flat mats into a single rectangular prism. The Die Hard wastes less space so they are higher capacity and heavier for the same battery type. Thats the only difference.
     
  13. Dec 18, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    Look at a copy of Expedition Portal Magazine and they favor the DieHard
     
  14. Dec 18, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Optima red or yellow top depending on what your running. Very very good batteries :thumbsup: Been running optima red top for about 4 years
     
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    you sir, are a jackass. I work for sears auto and damn near every diehard platnum we sell, comes back defective within 6 months. Dont fucking tell me a line of bullshit.:rolleyes:

    I had put a USED optima redtop in my truck @ 3-4 years old, and it lasted me another 2 years before I was diagnosing a starter and bought a new yellow top..Its now been 2 years with my yellow top with zero problems, even with my two 10" subwoofers powered by a 2000 watt amp that I like to listen to, loudly. Theres something to say when employess dont put Diehards in there personal vehicles.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    I tried looking up by vehicle on the Optima site which battery I need and they only have choices for: Dodge, Jeep, Nissan and Saturn... wtf?
     
  17. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Yeah, wtf. I noticed that, too.
     
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    flip back to 2009. Happens sometimes as aftermarket equip makers get website info drops for various brands from a third party. Their data are just a little stale.
     
  19. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    Red Top from Costco. I got my red top for 130 bucks!:)
     
  20. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:15 AM
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    ^^I thought Costco only had Kirkland brand batteries... that's good to know they got Optima too
     
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