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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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  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.
     
  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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