1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

what optima battery for a 2004?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by xDEADBIRDx, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:59 PM
    #1
    xDEADBIRDx

    xDEADBIRDx [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Member:
    #18381
    Messages:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    HAWAII
    Vehicle:
    1 sick 04
    deckplate mod, bfg at's, spray on bedliner, flows40, k&n drop in, wet okole's, 10" JL sub, kenwood deck, memphis mids, zapco amps, glock 17 9mm holster
    i've been trying to find a solid answer for some time now with no avail.

    i've heard to get the ones with reverse terminals, i've heard to mount it sideways, i've heard to use a piece of 2x4 as a spacer, all kinds of shit.

    can somebody please tell me exactly what red top will fit in an 04, and how? if you got the model number, that would be sweet


    brownie points for pics
     
  2. Jun 14, 2009 at 8:04 PM
    #2
    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1932
    Messages:
    2,744
    Gender:
    Male
    Sunny SoCal
    Vehicle:
    I had a '99 Xtra Cab PreRunner SR5 V6
    Red top with the reversed terminals.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2009 at 8:04 PM
    #3
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,897
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
  4. Jun 14, 2009 at 8:06 PM
    #4
    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11677
    Messages:
    7,958
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Sport
    stock, for now
    group 35..I made spacers from some square aluminum.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2009 at 7:12 AM
    #5
    EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Member:
    #9
    Messages:
    1,129
    Gender:
    Male
    Midwest USA
    Vehicle:
    '01 & '04 S-Runners
    01 SR: Double Cab conversion, S/C, lowered.
    The closest fit is a Red Top 34R. Either some sort of spacer or a modified hold-down bracket will be required.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2009 at 7:25 AM
    #6
    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Member:
    #7334
    Messages:
    6,593
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mohawk Mike
    Glendale, CA
    Vehicle:
    01 Tacoma DoubleCab V6 Prerunner
    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    x2... i ran a 34R and it worked perfect...

    im currently using a 35 or 78 and my wires are stretched pretty tight...

    looking to step up to a yellow top 75 if i can find a reversed terminal one though...
     
  7. Jun 15, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    #7
    sirsaechao

    sirsaechao Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Member:
    #17772
    Messages:
    2,930
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tim
    Commifornia
    Vehicle:
    2002 Toyota Tacoma SR5 TRD 3.4L 4X4 V6
    To much to list...see sig for more...
    You will need a Optima 34R...R meaning reverse terminals.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2009 at 9:39 PM
    #8
    xDEADBIRDx

    xDEADBIRDx [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Member:
    #18381
    Messages:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    HAWAII
    Vehicle:
    1 sick 04
    deckplate mod, bfg at's, spray on bedliner, flows40, k&n drop in, wet okole's, 10" JL sub, kenwood deck, memphis mids, zapco amps, glock 17 9mm holster
    just out of curiosity, why the switch to 35 or 78 if the 34R worked perfect?
     
  9. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:01 AM
    #9
    xDEADBIRDx

    xDEADBIRDx [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Member:
    #18381
    Messages:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    HAWAII
    Vehicle:
    1 sick 04
    deckplate mod, bfg at's, spray on bedliner, flows40, k&n drop in, wet okole's, 10" JL sub, kenwood deck, memphis mids, zapco amps, glock 17 9mm holster
    anybody know what group battery this is? it's side mounted and they used the spacer that came with the battery.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

     
  10. Jun 16, 2009 at 2:20 AM
    #10
    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10148
    Messages:
    35,865
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    12 Tundra TRDRW
    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    All optima batteries are sealed, so they can all be mounted like that if you choose... :)
     
  11. Jun 16, 2009 at 4:12 AM
    #11
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,256
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    X2

    They have posts on both tops & sides. We love our Yellow Top in the jeep!!
     
  12. Jun 16, 2009 at 4:50 AM
    #12
    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10148
    Messages:
    35,865
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    12 Tundra TRDRW
    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    Love my yellow top :D

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jun 16, 2009 at 7:51 AM
    #13
    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Member:
    #7334
    Messages:
    6,593
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mohawk Mike
    Glendale, CA
    Vehicle:
    01 Tacoma DoubleCab V6 Prerunner
    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    i got a smoking deal on the 78 after my 34R started going out...
     
  14. Jun 16, 2009 at 10:28 PM
    #14
    xDEADBIRDx

    xDEADBIRDx [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Member:
    #18381
    Messages:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    HAWAII
    Vehicle:
    1 sick 04
    deckplate mod, bfg at's, spray on bedliner, flows40, k&n drop in, wet okole's, 10" JL sub, kenwood deck, memphis mids, zapco amps, glock 17 9mm holster
    im thinking better go with the diehard platinum. too much work in looking for spacers and whatnot. seems like optimas taking a nosedive anyway

    anybody using this battery? does it fit good without spacers and things?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jun 17, 2009 at 5:12 AM
    #15
    EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Member:
    #9
    Messages:
    1,129
    Gender:
    Male
    Midwest USA
    Vehicle:
    '01 & '04 S-Runners
    01 SR: Double Cab conversion, S/C, lowered.
    If that's a Group 35 Platinum - no, it won't fit without adaptation. The terminals are located on the front, not the rear, when installed 'upright', and your stock battery cables won't reach them.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2009 at 10:52 AM
    #16
    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8607
    Messages:
    997
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Exotic, San Jose, Cal.
    Vehicle:
    2003 Tacoma Dbl Cab 4X4
    Had no problems with my yellow top. The plus cable is stretched out a little bit, but it fit right in there with no adapters or extra parts....
     
  17. Jun 18, 2009 at 6:38 PM
    #17
    JonnyReb

    JonnyReb Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Member:
    #18288
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    N.C.
    Vehicle:
    96 Tacoma,
    3 redtops replaced in 3 years on work trucks... great idea but i'm not impressed with the products.. J
     
  18. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    #18
    markveneris

    markveneris Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Member:
    #30069
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    mark
    germany
    I had a bitch of a time with my yellow top.
    Cords to short then i made a mistake that i do not care to mention. Had to change the stock wires from top mount to side mount.
    When the weather gets better i will complete but now the truck runs.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2010 at 4:16 PM
    #19
    JohnnyGato

    JohnnyGato God of Thunder ...and Rock N' Roll!

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Member:
    #30857
    Messages:
    809
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Vegas Island
    Vehicle:
    04 TRD SR5 V6 4x4 Off Road
    Limo tint, Sirius/XM radio, Wet Okole's, Weathertech's, Rhino Lining, blacked out badges, shorty antenna, painted speaker (tweeter) covers, blue LED running lights, Icon 3" lift, Pro Comp 17" 7005's, 33" (285/70/17) Good Year MT/R's with kevlar.
    I almost bought an Optima. Too much money in my opinion. I went for an Interstate. No problems whatsoever and it fits great!
     
To Top