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alternator options?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yunit, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    I am in the process of putting my truck back together and need an alternator for my truck since the old one is dead. Are there any optional alternator's that I can install in the K5 that will give me some more amperage? I am not scared to have to do a little fabrication to get a high amperage alternator in the truck. Thanks.
     
  2. OL14BLAZ

    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Installed a 200amp Powermaster about a year ago and it was simple bolt on. No fabrication or mods needed at all, very easy install. Haven't had any prolbems out of it either. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Eric
     
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    which kind, a SI style or CS style alternator?
     
  4. Don

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    A single wire 10 SI is a nice alternator, just one wire to fiddle with. They can build them at around 90 amp's, or more.
     
  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I'm in the midst (was gonna put it on Saturday, but played slacker) of an attempt to put on an alternator from a '94 Pontiac Trans Sport, 140amp model.

    I've had to do some custom bracket work to fit it, there's a special conversion plug from GM ($20) to switch from my '87 style plug to the newer one, and of course getting a bigger cable for the battery hookup.

    The major problem I ran into was the A/C lines, and the main reason I didn't feel like f'n with it on Saturday. They are sort of out of the way, but the last test fit with the custom bracket, I didn't feel comfortable with the lines being that close to the alt. rotor, and they are a pain to move.

    Cost of alternator? $170 from Autozone with a $70 core charge, so in the end it would be $100........
     
  6. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Scratch the price, it will cost $90 for the alternator, forgot the a** raping CA sales tax......
     

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