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Old 11-26-2007, 06:21 AM   #1
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I UPGRADED MY ALTERNATOR YESTERDAY WITH A JUNK YARD TREASURE. I WENT FROM A STOCK 90A TO A 130A FROM A 1994 DODGE DAKOTA. THANKS TO THIS AWESOME FORUM I SAVED MYSELF OVER 300 BUCKS.......IT WAS ONLY 30 BUCKS PLUS TAX. WAY BETTER THAN 350 PLUS FOR A MEAN GREEN.
MY QUESTION.....ON THE FORUM IT GAVE A WEBSITE TO GET THE SIZES OF ALTERNAOR NEEDED. http://www.bc4x4.com/tech/2004/jeepalt/ IT SAYS PRETTY MUCH 97-98 IS NEEDED. THE ALTERNATOR I GOT WAS FROM A 1994 DODGE DAKOTA. IT MATCHED UP PERFECT, BUT DOES ANYONE SEE IT CAUSING ANY PROBLEMS? I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IT WON'T FRY MY SYSTEM. IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING FINE SO FAR, BUT I ONLY PUT A COUPLE HOURS ON IT LAST NIGHT WHEELING....NOTHING BURST INTO FLAMES.....NOT YET THAT IS.......ALSO WITH THE 130A UPGRADE, WILL I HAVE TO CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE OR WILL THE STOCK SYSTEM SUPPORT THAT? I WAS THINKING OF HAVE THE OLD ONE REBUILT AND KEEPING AS A SPARE, HOW MUCH BIGGER CAN I MAKE IT BEFORE I WOULD HAVE TO UPGRADE THE STOCK WIRES? THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP, THIS SITE RULES!!
(SORRY FOR ALL CAPS, I'M NOT YELLING, JUST AT WORK AND WE HAVE TO USE ALL CAPS....)

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Old 11-26-2007, 08:46 AM   #2
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How much is too much? Is that possible with a Jeep?

Dunno. I upgraded a couple years ago to a Mean Green 200Amp alt and have had no problems. Of course I upgraded the main wiring to #2 stranded at the same time so that might be part of it. Rewiring to heavier guage is a good idea, especially if you are questioning if you need it or not.

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Old 11-26-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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ya I would upgrade to a bigger gauge wire when doing the alt upgrade from what I hear it will serve ya better too... take up a search for my thread that I started about doing the alternator upgrade there was alot of good infol in there...
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