Looking for battery recommendation

JcrewLC

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Battery on the lx450 died. I’ve tried charging it with those home chargers but it doesn’t carry the charge after a day or 2. So it’s time to get one. The truck is rarely used. Mostly in the garage. It gets driven with low miles once a month or 2.

With that being said, what recommendation for a replacement battery can you offer? Thanks in advance
 

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I’ve been using a group 27 X2 Power battery with good results for the starter battery. The last one lasted about 5 years.

I hear there are new lithium iron phosphate batteries that are capable of starting and can draw 90% of total capacity without damage. Good for multiple days of running a refrigerator or lights. They deal with heat much better than Lithium Ion batteries and don’t have thermal run away issues.

I currently using a none starting LiFePO4 battery for the house battery and really like it’s capacity. They are more expensive than a gel lead acid battery, but are more versatile.

While you’re in there, consider adding a
Land Cruiser Products additional hold down to add strength and solid hold for your battery. I use the LCP battery bracket with the stock bracket.


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Love batteries Plus's AGM's - they warrantied both my 31 and 27 after they were failing 20 months out ( Texas heat is brutal on batteries).

but a key question is use case - lot's of accessories or stock ? Winch, fridge etc - then for sure consider more then a discount battery....

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JcrewLC

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Love batteries Plus's AGM's - they warrantied both my 31 and 27 after they were failing 20 months out ( Texas heat is brutal on batteries).

but a key question is use case - lot's of accessories or stock ? Winch, fridge etc - then for sure consider more then a discount battery....

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Stock. The only issue will be rarely used vehicle
 

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Here in southern Arizona batteries rarely last their rated life, so I prefer:
- good prorated warranty
- nationwide distribution network so you easily get it replaced anywhere

I have had good luck with the Interstate MegaTron Plus group 27
 

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Interstate group 24F from Costco. Less than $100 and a phenomenal warranty. I killed my first 1 year old Costco Interstate battery after several deep cycles with my fridge and leaving the lights on during maintenance. It cost $4 to get a replacement. My house battery is an Interstate group 24 deep cycle from Costco.
 

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Interstate from Costco group 24 or 27
 

JcrewLC

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So this vehicle will sit at a month or 2 at a time. Is AGM, deep cycle or regular Costco battery the best bet?
 

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Are you able to run a battery tender to it when it’s not being used?
 

JcrewLC

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Are you able to run a battery tender to it when it’s not being used?
I can. Will it damage the battery? I’m open to getting a battery maintainer. My neighbor hasn’t run a maintener longer than 7 days. So not sure if it will be detrimental to the battery health.
 
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For that long of down time you need a battery maintainer. Doesn’t matter what you put in it will be dead after sitting that long. Either that or install a disconnect and just turn it off when you park it.

If you aren’t running a bunch of things like a winch, fridge or other accessories stick with a starting battery over a deep cycle.

I run a Northstar battery and have been happy with it for the price.
 
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Buy any one of the mid range batteries advised above. They aren't cheap anymore at about $150. Then spend another $50 and buy a trickle charger. Otherwise get in the habit of disconnecting the battery cable when not in use.
 

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