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I've been wanting to do this since day 1 with my 'Burb. I have a mounting spot on my block where the A.I.R. pump used to be on previous models (mine never had one). That looks like a perfect spot to stick me a second alternator or an air compressor (probably more the alternator). Something tells me that the mounting bolt pattern that's there won't be right to mount anything of the sort, but I could be wrong. Is there some way I can use that spot to stick me a second alternator on the serpentine belt? Thanks as always guys :great:
 

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in the end, once I finish the truck, I'm going to have a TON of electrical goodies (entire roof lined with offroad lights, inverter, car audio system, computer, winch, etc), so it's going to chew through some power. I was also planning to probably go with triple batteries in the end, with a power isolator/management system for them, for extra runtime with the truck off. With all that power in the batteries, I need additional power to recharge 'em. I don't know if I'd ever use ALL the goodies at the same time, but knowing me, if I had them, I'd use them. I've had to do a couple night recoveries in the past at the local Boy Scout camp, which would involve lights, winch, and maybe even AC power. In the past, we just bring the camp Ford Bronco back there along with the "megazord", a Cat 416B backhoe. It works, but it takes a lot of people and it's done in low-light conditions...I'd like to be able to just drive my burb back there, fire up everything and drag the offending vehicle that slid off the road back on and up the front of camp if neccesary.
 

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I never thought about using depp cycle batteries. That would help me alot probably. I thought about the H.O. alternator, but I didn't think it would be able to output enough to keep up. I don't do recovery work for a living or anything, and I've never had to weld anything, but it seems like at least once a year during summer camp one of the staff members will run off the road into a tree or ditch.....or the lake... Another thing that intimidated me with going with a H.O. alternator is the fact that they seem to be VERY exspensive, when I can get a 2nd one for a total output of slightly more than a single HO for cheaper. But, I think ya'll have swayed me.
 
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