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What was your OEM Battery Replacement?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by geno0506, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Mar 28, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    So far so good! Picked it up at Sam's Club...they have an excellent warranty replacement if a person needs to exercise it. AGM is THE way to go!
     
  2. Mar 28, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    What terminal attachments do you have there? They look really handy for easily adding lightbars.
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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  6. Mar 28, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    After almost 5yrs oem took a dump. Had to extend wires because a reverse post wasn't available. Works great.
     
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  7. Mar 28, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    Thats how you do it. You make it work.

    When i got my tundra it had one of the more common walmart/autozone batts. It looked old and it was actually still working properly but i hate trusting something you nothing about.

    I got an exide extreme from home depot. I would guess they are owned by Johnson C. now. Either way, had to make it fit. For $100 and a decent warranty (which i cant remember) im happy.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    I agree. I was going to get a NSB but they weren't in production at the time and my stock needed jumping off to start.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    All this talk of OEM battery failures made me think i better replace my 4 year old one.
    Just ordered one of these. Always had great success with Advanced Auto.
    10310750_gmp_24fagm_pri_larg.jpg
     
  10. Mar 29, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    That's the one I was looking into. Also the napa legend agm, $129 out the door with discounts

    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NBE9834R?ref=MA==
     
  11. May 3, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    Thought I would hook into this topic. Looking at a battery to replace the OEM, Toyota quoted me OEM replacement for $172. Batteries+ had a Duracell for $139, just noticed Sam's Club had the exact same model for $99 (including the 36 month warranty). Seems to be a very competitive price, but not convinced about the build quality. Then again, it does have the 36 month warranty.

    Alternative for me would be Interstate MTP-27F but they are $149.

    Anyone bad experiences with Duracell?
     
  12. May 3, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    I love the Northstar and the GP Audio terminals. Cleaned everything up nicely.
     
  13. May 3, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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    My only experience with Duracell is with their small batteries and a number of things they have leaked and ruined. I'm not a Duracell fan but that is just my $.02's...
     
  14. May 3, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    IMG_6931.jpg IMG_3694.jpg I'm also running the Odyssey Dual battery with two Optima red tops.
     
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  15. May 3, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Remove the Allen bolt and grease the bolt and the socket of the terminal where the head of the Allen sits into. This made all the difference for me to "cinch" it down tight. The grease allows the bolt to turn and not bind on the terminal, thus easier to tighten. I also cut the terminals down to four taps so it fit better.
     
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    Put the same one from Advance Auto in my 2015.
    AGM is THE way to go, particularly for off-roading...or driving down my road with tons of potholes....
     
  17. May 11, 2019 at 9:53 PM
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    I’m about ready to dump my stock battery. I’m leaning towards the X2. I’m just bouncing back and forth wondering if it’s worth spending the amount on a battery? There are not a ton of 27f AGM options that I can find.
     
  18. May 12, 2019 at 5:16 AM
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    All I know for sure is that if you use a battery for more than 3 years out here in the high desert, you are on borrowed time. I have been lucky. I have used the Autozone brand with the 36 month warranty. Anything beyond that is pro rated at failure.
     
  19. May 12, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    The truck got 4 years out of the OEM (I got 2). Put an interstate in and expect 4 out of it
     
  20. May 13, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    That’s the same one I went with too. Beefy battery and it started the Tundra like a champ! My pos oem only lasted a little over a year. It wasn’t worth it for me to get it warrantied only to have it die again. I’d rather have long lasting piece of mind.
     
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  22. May 13, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    I've done a little..
    My OEM is still ok but I can’t run my ditch lights/rock lights and the radio for 30 min w/o my truck going dead (to start) so upgraded to the Optima

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    Northstar's are what the Navy uses in many applications. A gel battery with a lot of upsides. Frequent Northstar group buys on TacomaWorld or T4R websites. I've had two of them over the years. Exceptional!
     
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    X2 is the same battery as the Northstar just rebranded. Plus, it comes with an extra 1 year warranty.
     
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  26. May 14, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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    I want to add those terminals soooo badly even tho I don't have anything other than stock battery cables to attach to them. It looks so clean!
     
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  27. May 14, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    Thanks! I used the stock cables. The only modifications were: I cut the terminals down to 4 posts instead of 6, and I just drilled the negative bar so that it spanned across 2 of the post lugs. The other wiring is stereo and lights.
     
  28. May 14, 2019 at 5:42 AM
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    What did you use to cut the terminal down?
     
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    Good to know. Thanks!
     
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    I put it in a vice and used a jigsaw with a fresh blade, on a slow speed. It took about 5-7 minutes for each terminal.
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