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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Jan 24, 2024 at 11:50 AM
    geekhouse23

    geekhouse23 The "Liftman" - @DrFunker

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  2. Jan 24, 2024 at 11:51 AM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    Grammar nazi! :rofl:

    That's usually @CygnusX191 's job.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2024 at 11:51 AM
    Supr4Lo

    Supr4Lo Well-Known Ken

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    I've heard the optima batties aren't as good as they used to be, but I don't know that as a fact. Just make sure to do home work on whatever you pick.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2024 at 11:52 AM
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    pearing Well-Known Member

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    I asked the student if he spelled it right... he said yes (predicated on the name of a German exchange student...)


    Must be right.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2024 at 12:25 PM
    Taco-Grinder

    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    Shellshock

    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    Same. X2power / North Star are where it’s at
     
  7. Jan 24, 2024 at 12:41 PM
    Supr4Lo

    Supr4Lo Well-Known Ken

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    taoist

    taoist taoist

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    Wasn't North Star sold to Optima?
     
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    Shellshock

    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    CygnusX191

    CygnusX191 Gangster of Boats

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    So. Many. Stickers.
    Ye. Holds up great.

    You can find them at the dealership for like $130 :D

    :101010:

    I have the flu. He's doing a bangup job in my stead :D

    :eek:
     
  11. Jan 24, 2024 at 1:09 PM
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    All you do is bitch about the spelling... what about the spalted maple box! Your priorities are very skewed...
     
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  14. Jan 24, 2024 at 2:47 PM
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    Snowy Is neither here nor there

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    Last I knew, Optima was owned by Johnson Controls but that could have changed.

    I pretty much buy any and all kinds of batteries.

    Big fan of Enersys. I've had great luck with the Odyssey in my first gen that is 8 years old and hilariously neglected and multiple friends love the Northstar X2's that get neglected to similar levels in wheelers.

    For daily driver stuff, I weirdly have had great luck with Duralast Golds. I took a 10 year old one out of the Tacoma because I started to get nervous. The one in my wife's Corolla went 10 years too and went with the car when I sold it. Put one in her current Camry when the OEM battery gave up at 6 years old. The 6.7 F350 has some Everstart Maxx's that have been fine. Had them in my F250 7.3 tow rig before and it always started great in the cold even at 5 years old...which says something since 7.3's have to spin reasonably hard to make oil pressure to fire the injectors and they won't even think about starting under 40 without working glow plugs drawing on the battery.

    The big trucks at work get largely Interstates since that's what the shop stocks. I've brought them all back from the depths of dead at least once when driver's forget to turn lights off overnight.
     
  15. Jan 24, 2024 at 3:42 PM
    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Johnson Controls was spun/sold off and is now called Clarios. Enersys is the other big company and they own the Odyssey, Northstar, and X2 brands.
     
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    taoist taoist

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    Yup, meant Odyssey not Optima.
     
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    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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  18. Jan 24, 2024 at 5:43 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    I do a lot of work for Johnson Controls. Some smart people, and great stuff. I can't vouch for their batteries, though



    Pretty much. I love how people get all tingly about vacuum insulated flasks, when Thermos has been doing it for 100+ years. And, They didn't even invent it!
     
  19. Jan 24, 2024 at 6:06 PM
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    rubbersidedown Well known voider of warranties

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    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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