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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was just curious if anyone knows of another option instead of just getting a factory alternator for these trucks. I have electric fans, piaa fogs, and a mild stereo, a Optima red top and it seems like when everything is on at a set of lights the voltage drops below where it should be. Curious if i can get a bigger alternator from the aftermarket.
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Excessive Amperage makes custom alternators for any vheicle. I got mine from there and it's awsome 250amp. He makes 200amp, 250amp, 300amp models. He's real good to deal with answers all questions fast ,shiping was ok. I think I paid about 500$, her is the link:
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You should also consider doing a Big three upgrade. Bigger power/ground wires,
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http://clubcorona.5.forumer.com/inde...showtopic=5319


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I dealt with a local alternator shop he got a new alternator from Ford and changed the stator and amateur in it and now it puts out a 210 amp's that along with the "BIG 3" upgrade and a Yellow top Optima battery work's out very well

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Ya i think im just going to take my alt into a local shop and have them rebuild it with more juice. I allready have an optima red top, and im probably going to see about upgrading the wires. Do you really need to fuse the alternator wire thought?
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Personally I think it's a good idea, It's cheap insurance

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I fused mine let's me sleep better at night.......


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Ok stupid question...why do you need to fuse the Alt wire??


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The same reason you should fuse all power wires, in case of a dead short to ground, also look at it this way wouldn't you rather blow a fuse then have a fire?

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 10:28 PM
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fuse for alt wire

one of the reasons for the fuse is in case the rrectifier in the alt shorts out, this would allow the battery to feed max amps through tha alt wire to the body of the alt. now that is a mess nobody wants under there hood.
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