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Buying A Battery for the RAV4

I don't know much about batteries at all. But when I went to AutoZone, they had two batteries for the '06 RAV4 V6 that I was interested in, the Duralast 24F-DLG $89.99 and the Duralast 35-DLG $94.99 ... www.autozone.com. I went with the Duralast 24F-DLG. I don't understand why it was cheaper than the Duralast 35-DLG since it has more cranking power, etc. Anyone know why?

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I think you made a good choice. I'm just guessing here but was the warranty better/longer on the more expensive one?

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I don't know the answer to your question-but I always liked Duralast product line. That's the battery I will get when I need one. I add distilled water every 6 months to the battery so it will be interesting to me how long the battery lasts. I don't thing the OME battery is top of the line I think the Duralast battery has more cranking power and capacity. When I bought brakes years ago the Duralast Gold were guaranteed for life just took them back and they would give you another set. They have ceramic pads for 59.00 I will have to call and see if they are guaranteed for the life of the vehicle.
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We use the smaller 35 battery (I think since Optima says we should replace with a 35). I'm assuming the 24 will fit as well. Can someone confirm the size of the OEM battery?

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advance auto (which has online coupon codes at the moment for 25.30 and 40 off) says both their 24 and 35 batteries fit my V6 4.3...posted a query about this in another thread...seems plenty have purchased the 24...
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http://www.interstatebatteries.com/c...avigation=N~21


Only goes up to year 2008. What is interesting is Interstate says 24 F for a 3.5 and 35 for a 2.4 which would make more sense, being the bigger one for the 6 cylinder.

According to the link above from Truestart 35 's were in 1996-2008 maybe that battery was to small for the 6 cylinder's. After 2009 the 24F it seems were in both the 4 and 6 cylinders.
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Then what the heck is Optima telling me to get the 35 for?

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35 is small, I have it in corolla, it's insane to put it in RAV4 (IMHO)
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Thanks for the replies. I still don't understand why the 24 was less than the 35... oh well.

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