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X-Force X-200

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by readymix, Feb 17, 2005.

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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Just picked it up today. Got it for a good price too. Now i just need to get the radio and antenna.

    Do you think i will need to upgrade my alt after the X-200 is installed? It can draw up to 60A. I think i have a 90A alt in there now. No aux lights yet and a cheap/crap am/fm/cd radio is all the electronics in the truck.
    No power windows or locks....
     
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    If anything, add a second alt for it. A 16 volt alt should power it very nicely, but you'd need a
    3 post battery. They do make them. Post (1) neg. (2) 13.5+, (3) 16+.
     
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    I would like to keep it a little on the simple side of things. I could add a 2nd alt but where would i find the brackets. Is it a completly custom thing. If so would it be OK to run a short belt from on alt pully to the next and just install them close to each other?

    I could fab a set of brackets that would allow me to put another alt in place of the smog pump.
     
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    From X-Force website:

    It should be fine with just 1 alternator and a good battery. I was running a 4 pill box with a 2 pill driver off of 1 factory alternator and 1 stock size battery and it did an ok job. When I ran my 2 pill it barely moved my volt gauge. The 4 driving 12 box was a different story(that's 2 gauge power wire for size reference)...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the info. Hopefully it will work ok. If not i might try to install a 2nd alt
     
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    If you go with a second alt, places like Jeg's and Summit carry low mount alt brackets [​IMG] if you don't want too make your own. I still like the idea of a 16 volt alt too power the amp. More power !!!!!!!! [​IMG] 3 post battery gives you both 12 volt and 16 volt out of 1 battery.
     
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    Would the brackets from summit fit on my engine where they are shown in your post. It looks like tehy would interfere with the PS pump.
    Can i get the brackets to mount it where the air pump is at now? I looked at summit's web site but could not even find the brackets you found.
     
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    That pic is of a low mount for a BBC (from Jeg's) but it gives you the idea. I was in a hurry and just copied the pic location and pasted it too the image so y'all would know what I was talking about. What engine do you have SBC or BBC. They make the low mount for both left or right side of the engine.
     
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    305 SBC
    No ac
     
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    No A/C, well hell, mount it where the A/C would go. That'd make it easy enough.
     
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    i have a york that will be going there soon
     

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