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What have you done to your 2.5 gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by T-Rex266, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Feb 20, 2023 at 9:51 PM
    the red

    the red the threat is real

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    I think the confusion is that there are aftermarket versions of the yellow clips that are different colours, including white. The different sizes aren’t interchangeable. Further, there’s a symmetrical white clip and an asymmetrical white clip. From my searching it seems the asymmetrical white clip cannot be purchased separately from the components it’s used in despite it being the one that breaks the easiest. Here’s the asymmetrical one I mentioned:

    I never broke any yellow ones. @rocsteady
     
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  2. Feb 20, 2023 at 11:37 PM
    OHwendTrd

    OHwendTrd Aging Member

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    or walk. desired results either way!




    Don't let her read this or we're both dead.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2023 at 4:36 AM
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    Replaced my battery last night. I had ran a few errands during the day, parked for a few hours at home, went to leave and a click and all the lights went out. I guess the garbage factory battery is a real thing, 2020 with 39k miles. Jumped it off and drove straight to O’Reilly for a replacement. NOCO GB40 saved the day, started the truck twice and didn’t even have a full charge!
     
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  4. Feb 21, 2023 at 5:15 AM
    Tundra234

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    Alot of them
    Battery life span in the heat is 2.5 to 3 years.
     
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  5. Feb 21, 2023 at 5:17 AM
    Kung

    Kung Dead sexy

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    You know, I keep seeing this...but I've got 45K on my '20, and I've had the battery tested. I'm just waiting for it to die, but as of yet it's perfectly good. *shrug*
     
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  6. Feb 21, 2023 at 5:19 AM
    Tundra234

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    Alot of them
    The climate where you live has a big effect on a battery.

    battery_life.jpg
     
  7. Feb 21, 2023 at 5:22 AM
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    I live in the orange area and routinely get 5-6 years out of batteries. Factory or otherwise.
     
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  8. Feb 21, 2023 at 5:56 AM
    2Tall

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    On all my previous trucks I’ve always gotten to 5 years plus and replaced them preventively. Usually they got weak or slow to start, never just completely died out of the blue. Guess they don’t make them like they used too:notsure:
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2023 at 6:05 AM
    centex

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    Given the state of the world the last few years, I wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing batteries failing sooner than we used to. Every piece of technology I’ve touched in the last 2-3 years (and I work in the field) has had more issues and failures than we’ve seen in the past decade. Companies are cranking stuff out as fast as possible to try and keep up with the demand and they are having to use sub par components to make it happen.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2023 at 6:39 AM
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    I once had a 93 Camry. Replaced factory battery in 2002. It's been going downhill for a while now. But yes, I agree, def getting worse.
     
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  11. Feb 21, 2023 at 7:13 AM
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    My last Tundra, which was a 2006, had the original battery until 2018. It almost became a running joke because it wouldn't die. lol.
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2023 at 7:17 AM
    RobertD

    RobertD SSEM#123, ASCM#4 "I call it Vera" ~Jayne Cobb

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    Yes, but that was a battery made in 2006. How long did the one you buy in 2018 last?
     
  13. Feb 21, 2023 at 7:22 AM
    IMXPLRN

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    I don't know, I sold the truck a couple months later. Either way though it's still way outside the rated lifetime.
     
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  14. Feb 21, 2023 at 8:42 AM
    Tundra234

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    Worked fine this morning. I'll keep an eye on it. Mine appears to be that last production run where they went to the thinner faceplate. I found revised instructions online dated Nov 2019 and they stopped making them in July 2020. These instructions show the nylon spacers that createe the cleaning gap between the faceplate and the sensor. I'll take pics showing the thickness between the 2 Jomax plates and the AJT plate. The AJT plate is way too thick which I believe is the cause of most issues.
     
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  15. Feb 21, 2023 at 9:23 AM
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    Ya my 2001 lexus GS300 had its factory battery till about 2016? maybe longer

    Granted when I got rid of it in 2020 it had 150,000 miles and still had original rear brakes lol
     
  16. Feb 21, 2023 at 9:48 AM
    Blueox08

    Blueox08 Building it better stronger but slower

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    Got the tuffy center console safe installed. It was really easy and seems solid. Added combo lock instead of key so I wouldn’t have to kill the engine in order to access. I added an organizer off Amazon to sit on top so I can still store my usual crap in there. I also have the under rear seat gun safe by them and love it as well.

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  17. Feb 21, 2023 at 9:48 AM
    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon New Old Guy

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    So sorry for the accident but glad everyone is ok and the Tundra did it's thing.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2023 at 11:48 AM
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    I'm on my 3rd battery for my 2017, mfg date of 10/2016. The 1st on lasted 22 months, and 2nd lasted under 38 months here in PHX, AZ area.
     
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  19. Feb 21, 2023 at 12:36 PM
    Azblue

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    Longest I have ever had a battery last regardless of battery make or the vehicle it was in is 3 years. Most of the time it's 2 max.
     
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  20. Feb 21, 2023 at 1:30 PM
    nhw544

    nhw544 Food fight!

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    It was a Nissan Altima. Yes I had my hitch in, which took most of the brunt. I do have some pictures but don’t know if I should post them in a public forum since the guy that hit me shouldn’t have been driving (if you catch my drift.) Don’t know if me posting anything would jeopardize anything related to that.
     
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  21. Feb 21, 2023 at 1:50 PM
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    I say post them. It's not illegal unless there is some sort of criminal investigation.
     
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    Jim LE 1301

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    If you want to post the pictures I would block all of the license plates and faces of people if any of those are present. That way you wouldn't be showing anything that would be incriminating.
    Choice is yours.:thumbsup:
     
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  23. Feb 21, 2023 at 2:32 PM
    nhw544

    nhw544 Food fight!

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    That’s why I’m hesitant since the other driver was impaired and arrested. Does me sharing the pictures jeopardize anything related to that? I’d love to get yalls opinions on the damage though.

    @Jim LE 1301 remember I’m just a dumb fireman, I defer to you on this lol.
     
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  24. Feb 21, 2023 at 2:35 PM
    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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    If you are suing him and the owner of the vehicle if different I wouldn't. Since he was arrested your lawsuit would be very strong.
     
  25. Feb 21, 2023 at 2:38 PM
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    nhw544 Food fight!

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    He’s got insurance so it should be covered. No one was injured. Lawsuit hadn’t even crossed my mind so I don’t think it’s going that route.
     
  26. Feb 21, 2023 at 2:39 PM
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    You could PM them to @Jim LE 1301 for his opinion before you post them.
     
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  27. Feb 21, 2023 at 2:49 PM
    Jim LE 1301

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    You may have to if they total your Tundra, just keep that in mind.
    Hopefully everything goes smoothly for you and it's not totalled.
     
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  28. Feb 21, 2023 at 2:52 PM
    nhw544

    nhw544 Food fight!

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    Ugh. Hadn’t thought of that. Would sharing them via pm be ok? I'd just like to hear opinions from other folks who’ve had similar accidents. To me it’s on the edge of fixable vs. not.
     
  29. Feb 21, 2023 at 2:52 PM
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    It should be fine.
     
  30. Feb 21, 2023 at 2:55 PM
    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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    If you want.
     

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