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Old 07-10-12, 09:36 AM
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Are you sure worker? I use the Yellow top in my vehicle, 2006 GS430. Like I said, you need to bend the terminals a bit to get them to fit right, but MAN do they perform well
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Old 07-10-12, 10:05 PM
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LOL! No wonder! I must have flipped my battery backwards!

These are hte only images I have of the battery at the moment:





Excuse the scratched up engine covers, my idiot body shop and quite possibly lexus kept throwing it around when they were doing maintanence/painting. The paint shop agreed to fix it soon, I just haven't had the time to bring it in. (the whole engine cover from left to right to the front all repainted any color i want FREE!)
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Cant go wrong with Interstate Batteries. Buy their best one, 85 months warranty. Besides, Lexus batteries ARE Interstate batteries.
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Old 07-10-12, 11:20 PM
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if lexus batteries are interstate batteries, then they are complete doodoo.... biggest waste of my (i believe) $250 I ever spent, that bit of credit lexus gave me went straight to waste =\
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Old 07-11-12, 03:57 AM
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Lexus batteries are panasonic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lexus battery or Optima Red is my vote.
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Originally Posted by GS4_Fiend View Post
Cant go wrong with Interstate Batteries. Buy their best one, 85 months warranty. Besides, Lexus batteries ARE Interstate batteries.
They are not Interstate like GS350Lexus says, they're Panasonic! I can confirm because I saw Panasonic as well on the battery as they pulled it out.

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Lexus batteries are panasonic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-12-12, 01:22 AM
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Panasonic or not, Lexus batteries are doodoo LOL, I still stand by it till today!
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Dam.. I'm in this predicament myself. I have a 2001 GS430 completely stock. No modifications done electric wise.. I'm just looking for a strong dependable battery with great reliabilty. The one I have now is quite reliable but truthfully speaking, I've never heard of it lol. It's a strange name. It's SNOWING TERRIBLY outside if not I'd go check and take a pic for you guys.. Tomorrow before work I will... Anyhow, I called my local Lexus and he said the battery would cost $190 ALL TOGETHER WITH "LABOR".... I said HOLD UP... Take that labor fee off..... Can't believe they'd charge almost $80 to install a battery.. Such disrespect. Told me battery would be $115 with tax. 2 year full replacement, 3 year pro rated at 50%... Another choice I was looking at was Die Hard from my local Sears.. It's like $200 almost but I think it has 72 months full replacement and a crazy stupid CCA... If anybody has had the Die Hard one, the biggest one, it's silver, please share your experience! That's the one I'll most likely go with. Once I buy new battery, I'll post pics of old + new one.
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The ~$200 Die Hard Platinum is a premium battery. High CCA, long life. I've used them in 2 of our other vehicles, replacing Optima Red and Yellow. The DH Plat provided better starts and recovery over the Optima. The Platinum is a rebranded Odyssey, which is often regarded as the best of the best. Sears also sells the Gold line which is an AGM, but fewer CCA and lesser warranty to the Platinum. When my GS needs a new battery, I'll be getting another DH Platinum.
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Originally Posted by twylie View Post
The ~$200 Die Hard Platinum is a premium battery. High CCA, long life. I've used them in 2 of our other vehicles, replacing Optima Red and Yellow. The DH Plat provided better starts and recovery over the Optima. The Platinum is a rebranded Odyssey, which is often regarded as the best of the best. Sears also sells the Gold line which is an AGM, but fewer CCA and lesser warranty to the Platinum. When my GS needs a new battery, I'll be getting another DH Platinum.
Thank you so much bro!!!! This helped allot.. I'm definitely going with the DH battery next... I will post a pic of the current battery I'm using. As it's very reliable thus till now, I wanna share it with the world. But thank you for convincing me! I will post pics soon and share my experience with that. I got the price on it, it's $220 after I talked him down from $243.. Smh. And the CCA was 850.

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Hey guys! As promised... here's a pic of the current battery I'm using.. if ANYBODY has used it or even heard of it before, plz share your experience.. it has been nothing but 100% reliable to me! I hope you guys recognize it. Here's the pic below...

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Old 01-03-14, 05:09 AM
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No problem. I think the Optima batteries are decent, but maybe not as good as they used to be. I've had great experience with the Die Hard Platinum, and would prefer to pay more and not have to worry about it for another 6 or 7 years. When you replace the battery, be sure to clean your cable ends. There is some visible corrosion on your + terminal. I also use the felt washers and the red protective spray on our batteries and have never had corrosion issues.

I'm not familiar with that brand of battery, but if it's served you well it's done it's job.

With as extensive as the electric system in these cars is, I think it's worth ensuring that the car has a high quality battery.
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Old 01-03-14, 01:53 PM
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Xs power dry cell that's wat I have 10,000 earthquake amp with 13.5 jl work great
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Originally Posted by twylie View Post
No problem. I think the Optima batteries are decent, but maybe not as good as they used to be. I've had great experience with the Die Hard Platinum, and would prefer to pay more and not have to worry about it for another 6 or 7 years. When you replace the battery, be sure to clean your cable ends. There is some visible corrosion on your + terminal. I also use the felt washers and the red protective spray on our batteries and have never had corrosion issues.

I'm not familiar with that brand of battery, but if it's served you well it's done it's job.

With as extensive as the electric system in these cars is, I think it's worth ensuring that the car has a high quality battery.
Me and you both bro! I totally agree. Quality is worth the cost. But not everybody thinks the same you know.
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