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  • Higher output alternators

    Can anyone recommend me a higher output alternator than the
    stock one on a 98 ranger.

    I'm thinking about the 200 amp one here:
    http://www.mralternator.com/alternators/ford.html

    Anyone got any recommendations ?

    Also if anyone wants to discuss multiple alternators
    I would like any info you can provide.

    Frodo
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
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    I am for hire!

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    I went to a local battery shop (Bomber Batteries) and the set me up with the rebuild parts. Changed my 105amp to 140amp.
    It's the cake having/eating thing.

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    • #3
      Unless your running a super-system(which you could be) i don't think you need a "high" output alternetor, get a quality battery such as Exide Orbital or Optima Yellowtop, or maybe even two of them and a battery isolater, just depends on what your running, plus post what you plan on running and we will see what we can do =)

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      • #4
        Regardless of what I need. A high output is what I want

        I want at least 130 amps. 200 sounds great
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        It will be done sometime in the next generation.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by frodobaggins
          Regardless of what I need. A high output is what I want

          I want at least 130 amps. 200 sounds great
          Well I have some question 'bout this. Are your cables that are running from you stock alternator able to handle this current? And will your battery survive a higher charge current?
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          Who the hell is general failure?!?
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          • #6
            Don't worry about that, I've got that part covered
            [H]4 Life
            My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
            It will be done sometime in the next generation.
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            • #7
              Another Q is how much horse power you're willing to sacrifice. It will take more power from the engine to turn a larger alt.

              Same goes for multiple alternators. The actuall diference may be miniscule, but it should be considered.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cooky
                Another Q is how much horse power you're willing to sacrifice. It will take more power from the engine to turn a larger alt.

                Same goes for multiple alternators. The actuall diference may be miniscule, but it should be considered.
                Doesn't really matter to me.
                And as for the multiple, it's just for informative purposes.
                I don't plan on adding multiple alternators.
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                My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                It will be done sometime in the next generation.
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                I am for hire!

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                • #9
                  I am looking into getting a larger Alternator aswell. Any information posted here is appriciated
                  -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                  • #10
                    http://www.alternatorparts.com/Doubl...fier_cs144.htm

                    This is where i got my 250 amp alternator for my stereo system... hmmm power...
                    -Jack
                    2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
                    Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

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                    • #11
                      Pheonix Gold or Stinger

                      I have a pheonix gold ...dont remember the model number because I installed it about 7 years ago, but it puts out 175 amps on a Dodge Ram 50.

                      About the horse power statement. Technically yes, your engine needs to work harder, but you wont notice it. You cant even feel horse power to begin with and 2nd it will not affect your gas miliage. I have been using this alternator for 7 years and my gas miliage is the same.

                      I use a battery isolater to 2 red top optimas and never have had any issues running my 375 amp stereo (300 for bass and 75 for highs). Never cuts off and never goes below 12 volts.

                      I would look into a Stinger dealer. They usually will set you up with the kit and instructions. Its not cheap though.

                      Don't go dual alternator. There is nothing wrong with it, but you can get alternators even higher than 200 if you have the money.

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                      • #12
                        Ohio generaters(that's the name or something similar) has a great rep in car audio.
                        Also iraggi alternators.
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                        • #13
                          Well conveintly the post / link at the begining of the thread has a 200 amp for my vehicle for a mere 225$ is this as good as it seems? previous alts i've seen have been much more expensive its for a 98 ford explorer xlt v6 SOHC,

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                          • #14
                            Frodo, if you want true isolation i would go with 2 alternators.. i ran a pretty hefty system with a dedicated 130 amp alternator to the back battery and i never had any problems.. i lost mabye .5-1MPG and no noticable HP..
                            i picked it up for 100 bucks and never worried about it until i sold the car.. i put about 120k miles on that set up.
                            -Jack
                            2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
                            Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

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                            • #15
                              how much do you have to custom you goodies to get dual alternators to fit?

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