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08-06-2010, 03:25 PM #1
I need to replace my alternador i have a 2004 silverado 2500 how do i know what amp it is or does it make a difference i have seen 105 amp and 145 amp Thanks[IMG]C:\Documents and Settings\Craig\My Documents\Downloads[/IMG]T Tuff Country Leveling Kit 285/75/16 Mickey Thompson MTZ 16x8 Moto Metal 951 Wheels Tow Mirrors Westin Winch Tray Pioneer Radio Blackout Bowtie Billet Grill Insert Gullwing Toolbox
08-06-2010, 03:49 PM #2
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To be honest im not 100% on that but from my understanding if you have a tow package etc.. that usually comes with the heavier duty alternator.. However i would see if the 145amp would drop right in since the extra 40amps will make a difference in starting and driving and your lights...Mike
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08-06-2010, 05:14 PM #3
If you have electric/heated mirrors
Electric seats and various other electric accessories, then do the higher amp
If you don't then the 105 should suffice.
I only have electric locks and windows, so the one I have is 105A
08-06-2010, 05:17 PM #4
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08-06-2010, 05:24 PM #5
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Or just look on the side of the Alt you have now. It should say But as above If you can swing it go for the 145 for a little better charging of the truck and Battery
08-06-2010, 05:26 PM #6
You can't hurt the truck by going to the bigger Amp.....but if you to go the smaller amp, when the truck is rated for 145, that will cause problems.
08-06-2010, 06:10 PM #7
If you want to break the bank, go to WranglerNW.com, they have a 190 amp. Every part in it and the alternater itself is made in the USA. But it is $$$$$.
08-06-2010, 07:59 PM #8
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