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Old 08-23-2011, 04:59 PM
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man that's alot of coin for those diehards.

I have a Deka 9A34 from hensley and couldn't be happier. I thought they were about $130. Maybe they wen't up to $150 but still almost half of some of those diehards.

You will have to pull the terminals though the tray a little bit but otherwise it fits fine.
Wes, do you have the Deka in your 80?

Deka 9A34 is $157.
Deka 9A31 is $199.

Just wondering if I should get the group 31 or group 34 size battery.

FYI: Hensley moved up by Sapp Bros. off of I-70 now.

Hensley Battery & Electrics
7203 E 47th Ave Dr,
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 455-3643

Their website still lists the wrong address.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:19 PM
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Wes, do you have the Deka in your 80?

Deka 9A34 is $157.
Deka 9A31 is $199.

Just wondering if I should get the group 31 or group 34 size battery.

FYI: Hensley moved up by Sapp Bros. off of I-70 now.

Hensley Battery & Electrics
7203 E 47th Ave Dr,
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 455-3643

Their website still lists the wrong address.

Group 31's are not a direct drop in but with minimal work they will fit. Note: group 31 Deka is 70+#'s!
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:34 PM
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just get a 34. the 31 is a beast. I have the 34 as my only battery in the 80.

really , they moved that is not as convenient as it used to be.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:57 AM
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I've got 34's in both the 80 and the 40 - I agree it's a good sized battery for the 80 without all the extra weight and size of a 31 (which might be overkill in some applications). IIRC - you need a bit of a "booster" with the group 34 to make it taller and fit better in the 80. I think I have a piece of 3/4" plywood under mine.

My 80 also has a 27F, which is the same size that comes OEM for the new Tacomas. There are not a lot of choices in this size, but if you can find something you like in this size, it's a nice, big battery that fits well in the 80.
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I got a group 27 from Hensley Battery for my 40. It was one of their marine AGM deep cycle ones.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:17 PM
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I ended up replacing my Optima blue group 31 with a new Sears Platinum group 31. Its a shame that Optima moved production, that group 31 was near drop in. I made a new hold down for the Sears and forced it in without trimming the fins as some have done. Fit is tight but its in there. I also made a + cable extension. It was not required but in order to use the 2nd set of terminals for accessories it was.
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Sears Diehard Platinum here. I can let the truck sit for weeks at a time and it still cranks hard. No issues running accessories at the campsite either.
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I've got 34's in both the 80 and the 40 - I agree it's a good sized battery for the 80 without all the extra weight and size of a 31 (which might be overkill in some applications). IIRC - you need a bit of a "booster" with the group 34 to make it taller and fit better in the 80. I think I have a piece of 3/4" plywood under mine.

My 80 also has a 27F, which is the same size that comes OEM for the new Tacomas. There are not a lot of choices in this size, but if you can find something you like in this size, it's a nice, big battery that fits well in the 80.
Which one is bigger: 27F or 34? This numbering system is confusing as heck.
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Which one is bigger: 27F or 34? This numbering system is confusing as heck.
I don't get the numbering system either. The group 27 is bigger; not quite as big as the group 31 battery and the fit in the 80 is pretty darn good. There aren't any batteries in this size in the DH Platinum/Odyssey line, or in the Optima offerings. Sounds like Marco might have found a good one from Hensley though.
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