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06-08-2005, 08:13 AM #11
I saw those higher amp alts also, the guy at AutoZone said they would not drop in so I just replaced with the eom, under the assumption that if I am going to spend the time to do it custom I will use duals.
Sounds like Ron might have a little experience in this area, maybe we can convince him to give us a run down.
06-08-2005, 01:46 PM #12
I just found out that the last time the alt was replaced, it was from a 120 to a 105. My needle takes a nose dive when I run the rear A/C, and headlights at the same time. (State law...headlights must be on when trailering.) So I'm going to be replacing the alt with either the 120 again, or maybe I could be convinced that dual Alts are the way to go.
If you could tell us more, that would be great!Patrick
06-09-2005, 04:03 AM #13
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Easiest way to install dual alternators is to buy one of the available kits. this saves the hassle of fabricating mounting brackets, makes for a nice clean installation.
There is nothing more frustrating than running various accessories at the same time and the charging system can't keep up with the load placed on it.
08-25-2005, 10:41 AM #14
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I would like to see one of these. Anyone have a photo of it?
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09-14-2006, 10:40 AM #15
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I have a 107 amp AC Delco replacementin my Suburban. My burban is wired with all sorts of emergency lighting and communications gear. When I come to a stop in the rain at night with the turn signals on with the front and rear air on full blast and the wipers running while transmitting on the two-way radio, my voltage never drops below 13.7 volts
If you hear nothing else I say, Make sure to hear this: AC Delco.
NEVER buy a starter or alternator with a "lifetime warranty" from Auto-Zone, Advance Auto, etc. Their house brands SUCK! They are JUNK! They are "re-built" in a sweat shop-type factory where more than half of them don't even meet spec before being boxed up and shipped out.
Fix it once, and fix it right, I say. Buy the Delco the first time, and "Fuhgettaboutitt!""It went together didn't it? Well then there has to be a way to take it apart!" - Me.
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09-23-2006, 05:29 PM #16
AC Delco is good stuff, but.....Originally Posted by moogvo
Every good shop protects its reputation by a rigorous testing program. Like I said, it's cheaper to build a quality product that to pay to ship it back and forth. The major chains watch their return rate and a competitive supplier is always looking to steal your contract with them.
A big problem the major chain stores have is taking back an rebuilt part that is OK. A DIY'er that thinks his electrical woes are caused by a bad alternator can whine to the parts clerk who finds it easier to swap the unit out that argue with the customer or help them correctly diagnose the trouble.
A lifetime warranty is nothing to sneeze at. An alternator is a simple 30 minute job to replace on most cars. If you change your vehicle every couple of years then it doesn't make a difference. As for me I'm keeping my burb til the wheels fall off, so a $100 for a lifetime alternator is a bargain.
Yes, junk is junk, and your experience may vary, but I don't have a problem buying rebuilt parts from a major retailer.There is no way to happiness....happiness is the way.:yipi:
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