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Odyssey vs Northstar

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by fisherman951, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Sep 12, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    fisherman951

    fisherman951 [OP] LT dreams ....

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    Which is better and why?? I need a new battery and don’t know what to get.
     
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    Can't go wrong with either.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2020 at 1:36 PM
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    I went with North Star, I had bad results w odyssey batteries w electronic equipment and solar panels out in the middle of nowhere. They wouldn’t work with us on any warranty. We bought a lot of them initially.
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2020 at 9:22 PM
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    Did you go with a group 27? Did the stock battery hold down work?
     
  5. Sep 14, 2020 at 3:51 AM
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    Yes and yes.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2020 at 5:55 AM
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    I deal with both at work. Northstar has been the better company to deal with and in my opinion a more reliable product, I personally use the NS in all my stuff. BUT I believe odyssey has recently purchased northstar and the future of certain product lines is unknown. All i can say is i've been trying to have an oddyssey pc2250 replaced under warranty for over 6 months and we can't even get a response from them about it so as long as northstar continues to operate as they did before i would personally go that route if possible.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    Love my X2 by northstar. Powers a fridge and cranks the engine. It’s a beast. 92AH and there seems to be some discounts popping up on batteries plus right now.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:17 AM
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    We use them in boats in south Fl and haven’t had any heat issues with either so I wouldn’t worry too much they’ll both hold up. For less money deca makes a good performing agm as well. I think warranty is shorter but decent batteries regardless let time I used them.
     
  9. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:53 AM
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    Only one I've had experience with was a NorthStar in my Tacoma. When I sold the truck the battery was 4 years old, and had been running a SnoMaster
    fridge 24/7 the entire time. When it's time to upgrade from stock I have no hesitation going to a NorthStar.
     
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  10. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:55 AM
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    My Odyssey’s don’t like cold weather. Anything under freezing and they don’t hold a charge very long. I’m not getting odyssey again.
     
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    Anyone trickle charging there AGM’s one a month to top em off? That’s the only thing that was keeping me from going to an AGM.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2020 at 7:28 AM
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    I probably did mine 4-6 times over 4 years.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    Yes, I do.
     
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  14. Sep 14, 2020 at 7:35 AM
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    Is this necessary?
     
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    Happy with my NS. I got an M version with the extra posts for connecting auxiliary items.
     
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    I just installed the same. Has great reviews. They have a $20 mail in rebate going on til end of the month right now. order online and another 10% off.
    5 year warranty and made by Northstar. So far so good.
     
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    like other batteries, only if you don't use your truck. Mine is on trickle charge 24/7 (Genius5 by Norco, has 12V AGM mode) since I wfh and tundra is not my DD. was the same for the oem toyota battery.
     
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  18. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    I was just looking at this and was about to ask who was running the x2

    did u get it from batteriesplus and lightbulbs?
     
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    I run that too. A lot of the SGU guys do. Took about 4 months for mine to arrive 'cause I ordered at the beginning of fu&%$$# pandemic!
     
  21. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:27 AM
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    the $150 one??
     
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    yep Torrance shop. suggest you call first the store closest to you to make sure they have it in stock before driving there.
    I got my paypal $20 rebate in 2 weeks after submitting online so that was quick

    X2 is unique product to batteriesplus and made by NS for them.

    https://www.batteriesplus.com/product-details/auto_light-truck/battery/x2power/sli27fagmdp
     
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    Got it. Waiting for it to be 9 to make sure they have it close to me in Rancho Cucamonga. About 20 mins away but it is what it is. Found a 20% off coupon I’m soo excited I get to save money.

    B8CC8F7C-D45A-48AB-846D-FDBBC94A824C.jpg
     
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    you most likely need the short one, but double check your fuse box. The $150 one is adjustable so you can fine tune how much voltage your alt puts out, the blade ones will up it about a half a volt. It took me about 2.5months to get mine, those prices are in Australian Dollar, so it'll be less in USD.

    I accidentally ordered one from a link someone here had copy/pasted from a tacoma forum....ended up being the longer blade one for a tacoma, but they said it would work just fine (and it does).
     
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    nice ! + $20 mail in rebate ;)
    bring your core battery too so they don't charge you the $18.


    https://no.co/brands/noco-genius

    I have the genius5. works great.
    last time I checked it was 12.97V.
    off the showroom it was 12.5V iirc.
     
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  26. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:40 AM
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    Does the stock battery hold down work just fine with that battery?
     
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    yep. it fits perfect. same for the tray. let me snap a picture of my charging setup.
     
  28. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:42 AM
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    Thank you sir! Much appreciated!
     
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    The adjustable one, don't remember how much it was but it wasn't cheap.
     

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