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What was your OEM Battery Replacement?

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

  1. May 14, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    TXDrifter

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    Gotcha... I will have to try this myself now.. Thanks for the info.
     
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  2. May 14, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    No prob, good luck. GO SLOW!
     
  3. May 15, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    This just happened! I got quite an education on the evolution of Northstar/XS batteries and what makes them so good.

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  4. May 18, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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  5. May 19, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    Ok, everyone has convinced me i need to replace my battery here soon, 2015 original OEM, still working ok, but what the heck, I need to keep up with you all! :)

    I am leaning toward the X2 from BatteriesPlus. Any concern over the weight on this bad boy? Looks to weigh about 20 lbs more than any other replacements.
     
  6. May 19, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    I would invest in a battery carrier to help with installing it in your truck even though the battery has a handle. The battery carrier's handle is larger and easier to get a grip on it.

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  7. May 19, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    Before the end of the summer a new Optima (Yellow) will be back in mine. I put one in the 13TSS and it was going on six years and never had a problem. They are very pricey though!!
     
  8. May 19, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    I went with the biggest battery I could fit without major modifications. Northstar Group 31. 1150 COLD CRANKING AMPS!!!!!! I had to extend the positive cables and get longer (10”) j-hooks. I’m using the OEM tray and hold down bracket. Terminals are from GP Car Audio. I got the battery from GP Car Audio via eBay with a 10% off coupon. Cheaper than the group buy price. Need to clean up my wiring still.

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  9. May 19, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    I used a step ladder and dropped mine right in.
     
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  10. May 20, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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    I used a step ladder as well.
     
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  11. May 20, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    I was a little nervous the handle would give up but I would assume they engineered it correctly.
    That battery is a beast.
     
  12. May 20, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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    You can say that again! I found that using the handle that is built into the battery, and runs from end to end, was harder for me to hoist into the truck. Using a battery carrier that gripped from side to side, with the handle being thicker and running the other way made it easier for me to install.
     
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  13. Jun 1, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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  14. Jun 1, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    And might replace my battery hold down with fancy TRD one if it fits
    Ready for fridge, lights and more lights as needed. D21AA433-3003-4D64-A3B0-D37843ACC74C.jpg
     
  15. Jun 1, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Just had my OEM battery die exactly 2 years from the day I bought my Pro. It was replaced for free under warranty. I only have 8,300 miles on her.
     
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  16. Jun 1, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    She’s a beaut! Did you get the 30 dollar mail in rebate? I think I ended up paying around 320 OTD with the rebate. I’m not sure why someone would grab a Northstar when this is the exact battery with one year extra warranty but to each their own.
    I bought a nice bracket off Amazon for 20 bucks but I needed new hold down rods because they were to short.
     
  17. Jun 1, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    The stereo is really nice.
    At 17k my Oem was failing. They replaced under warranty. But next is the genesis dual setup. Lights, fridge, stereo, laptop and camera gear = dead batteries. 800 isn’t cheap, but necessary for what I’m doing.

    Unless you have special needs OEM works just fine.
     
  18. Jun 1, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    I Paid Online and with In store pick up with their promo discount it
    Cost me $ 350.49 And it has a 5 year warranty
    The real question is how much does the red TRD battery hold down cost
    ?
    I bet it’s more than half the cost of this battery haha
     
  19. Jun 1, 2019 at 11:43 PM
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    There’s a guy on here that makes them for cheap-ish.
     
  20. Jun 2, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    Replaced under warranty? My battery went bad last week, I called the service department and they said its not covered under warranty. Such bullshit
     
  21. Jun 2, 2019 at 5:42 AM
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    @Coupe is the guy for the TRD battery hold down bracket.
    He is very responsive, and his product is top notch.
     
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  22. Jun 2, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    I can vouch for this ^^^^. He makes a high-quality product.

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  23. Jun 2, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    Nice, I saw yours originally @ post #74. Very cool with the red.
    Mine is @ post #102. I ordered mine raw and then got it anodised black to prevent any corrosion. Again @Coupe was a breeze to work with.
     
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    Yep; sorry, forgot that I had already posted up a pic.
     
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  25. Jun 2, 2019 at 3:01 PM
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    My truck was purchased on 06/08/2018. My factory battery died on 05/23/2019. So, it didn't even make it a year, and only 14,500 miles. The dealer replaced it with an 84 month True Start battery (under warranty), which I was told come off of the Interstate Batteries delivery truck (by a person in the know at the dealership). So, we shall see.
     
  26. Jun 18, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    I just had a similar experience with my original battery. Purchased 2018 Tundra Crewmax in November of last year. Replaced yesterday under warranty due to "bad cell". It gave me 0 warning signs that it was going bad, one day it was great, the next day barely turned over to start. Would not accept a charge.

    They replaced it also with a True Start. Props to the service adviser in Sioux City. He had the truck in and out in about 20 minutes.
     
  27. Jun 26, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    Curious your running a fridge! I have a chest freezer on the back and running through a 2000w inverter straight from the main battery. When it’s parked I plug into the house. Is your setup similar?
     
  28. Jun 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    Quick battery replacement question. My Northstar will arrive tomorrow so I will be replacing it this weekend.

    Are any settings lost when the battery is disconnected (radio presets, etc.)?

    Dan
     
  29. Jun 27, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    Yes, sir.
     
  30. Jun 27, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    Mine kept the presets but lost that ASL setting. I think that it means Auto Sound Level, I do know that it's the setting that dictates the aggressiveness of the volume change related to speed. I think it lost the tonal adjustment too. I can't recall if it lost the Auto Climate Control settings or not, but you'll know.
     
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