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4wheel parts 140 amp alternator, who's using one?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rick88blaze, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. rick88blaze

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    4wheel parts 140 amp alternator, who\'s using one?

    is anybody here using one? and if so, are you happy with it. i'm thinking about getting one next month from them. i was just wondering if they are worth the money or not.

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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    who's the manufacturer? I seem to remember an article about alts/batts etc in 4 wheeler or petersons where they installed an alt from 4wpw and at idle it didnt put out much more juice than the stock one. Can anyone else remember this? Im on pain meds today. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    i would also be interested in hearing any reviews on these from peeps that actually own one...

    j
     
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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    sorry, i forgot that part. they are made by powermaster.
     
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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    I have a Powermaster that is not installed yet, similar to what 4WPW sells. It is a "105" amp unit, but was tested at the factory to put out 92 amps at idle, and 119 at cruise /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    could you give me an update after it's installed to let me now how well it does? if you could i'd really appreciate it!

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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    how does the power masta compare to the mean green unit?

    j
     
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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    what "mean green unit" are you talking about?

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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator, who\'s using one?

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    they are made by powermaster

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    From what ive seen on another car site, Powermasters are not too good. Have heard the chrome ones have actually broke apart during use. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    Hopefully I will have it in pretty soon, its a CS unit so I have to get the adapter to put it in my truck.

    As far as the Powermasters not being very good, I dunno, I got mine for a little over $100 so its not exactly a high end unit (also got a deal too /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif ) It doesn't look any different than most alternators I've seen though, so I can't imagine it just falling apart /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif It is polished though... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Clicky
     
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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    What I have heard is something to do with the chroming process that makes the metal brittle.
    Others have had good luck with them.
     
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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    Have a friend with one on his Monte. Got about 3 years out of it. (I'd expect 10+ in a new alternator)

    Also, problem he ran into was that when it failed, he couldn't replace it easily, because of A) the store he bought it from, and B) no one stocked the style he had.

    Maybe I'm mistaken that it was Powermaster, but I don't think so. His original that quit was not chromed, the replacement was, because he couldn't wait for them to ssend away for the "right" replacement.

    Think I'd rather convert over to a newer high-amp GM unit so that I could get a replacement (or parts more importantly for me) anywhere I go.
     
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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator

    i was looking at a 4wpw mag ad this morning and noticed that Powermaster also has a $399 (gulp) 200amp alternator. Maybe this is their highend model that doesnt break in 3 years? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif I dunno, right now Im thinkin mean green would be the way to go once I have a electrical system that needs LOTS of juice (winches, aux lighting etc).

    on a side note, anyone use powermasters gear reduction starter? how is it?

    j
     
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    Re: 4wheel parts 140 amp alternator, who\'s using one?

    I went to the junkyard and pulled a 120 amp unit out of 87 Cadillac , number 1105657 120A .I bought an adapter from GM part #12102921 ACdelco # 8078 which has resistor built in so you dont fry the alternator.Not having the proper resistance in the circuit of 35 ohms to 350 ohms will damage the alternator , shorten its life. Paid $25.00 for Alternator and $23.00 for Adapter.I can now run my A/C ,Electric Fans,Headlights and Wipers and my voltage stays a steady 13.5 to 14.2 volts even at idle.
     

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