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NorthStar 27F Finally Installed

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by HaydenF, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Mar 14, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    HaydenF

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    Well I finally got around to install the NorthStar AGM battery today. I also bought the HKB alternator booster fuse and with a voltage tester I’m getting the correct 14.6v output which NorthStar recommends. The GP audio distribution post really cleans everything up. Pics below

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  2. Mar 14, 2020 at 7:23 PM
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    I've never heard of a alternator booster.......what exactly does it do?
     
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    The Alt-S fuse on our tundra limits the alternator output to a max of 13.8v. All AGM batteries are designed to have a higher charge profile at 14.6v. Oddsey, Optima, NorthStar all say to achieve a float charge (topped off) we should be delivering 14.6v. Anything less will/could damage the battery over X amount of time and you would never achieve 100% capacity.

    There are other manufacturers with a fuse that only cost you $5.

    I went with the HKB $50 fuse but I like the built in safety features of the HKB..

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/cus...ging-profile-for-odyssey-agm-batteries.58290/
     
  5. Mar 14, 2020 at 8:07 PM
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    How do you like the ridge grapps?
     
  6. Mar 14, 2020 at 8:21 PM
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    I'm rocking the same battery....ill have to look into this
     
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    Quietist hybrid tire on the market in my opinion. Love them.
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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    Thanks, trying to figure out what to switch out to from my KO2s.

    I really loved my Cooper Maxx, except at the boat ramp....so trying to find something like those that will have good wet traction. Between ATIII and the Ridge Grapps.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:28 AM
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    Hi. I've researched but wanted opinions. I have new northstar 27f. I want to swap out without losing my truck settings. I have a Noco gp150 and a Ctek 7002. Any suggestions as to best method. Thanks. Bob
     
  10. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:34 AM
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    How long did it take you to get the fuse? I see they're are in Australia.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:41 AM
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    I didn't loose any truck settings when i swapped my battery. I would say you are more likely to mess something up by trying to keep voltage to the battery terminals than just quickly swapping the battery.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:42 AM
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    I think mine took 2 months back in April 2020, so it might be a little quicker now.
     
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    Thank You.
     
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    Green Thunder Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.

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    Just a FYI. I picked up my Northstar 27F today from a local dealer and it was their last one in stock. They told me Odyssey bought them recently and is discontinuing the entire Northstar brand.

    Get one while you can...
     

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