Will Mean Green Alternator work with Killby Onboard Air? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-25-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
Will Mean Green Alternator work with Killby Onboard Air?

I have a 97 TJ with 4.0L and A/C. I installed a Killby Onboard Air system in 2003. Now I am considering a Mean Green Alternator (#MG1334). In order to install this I will need to put the alternator pulley from Kilby onto Mean Green Alternator. Will it fit?

fpat99 is offline   Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 37,242
Having run Kilby's OBA and knowing about the pully, I'd assume it would fit but personally, I'd stick with the OE alternator and not chance all the hassle you'd face if it didn't fit. Though I use my winch a lot, I just don't see the need for paying extra for a higher alternator output like you'd get with the Mean Green. My OE alternator keeps up with everything I need it to and heck not even a Mean Green can keep up with a winch when its under load. And reliability-wise, it's tough to beat the reliability of OE alternators, water pumps, starter motors, etc.

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks for your prompt reply. You make very good points. Only reason I am getting into this is my idler pulley snapped off the upper alternator bracket and I figured since I have to rip into that area to repair it, I would replace the OE alternator since it is now 15 years old. I was very lucky to get towed off the trail 15 miles by an XJ that happened along. Guess I am now a bit paranoid....
fpat99 is offline   Quote

kilby onboard air , mean green alternator

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:30 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC