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Ok so here's the deal...brought the car into the shop to check why my car keeps dying on me even with new batteries...turns out my alternator can not support all of the crap I have installed in the car. The price I got on a beefy alternator (custom) is 800....I totally can not afford that...so basically I cant have two things on at the same time in the car or the voltage drops tremendously and it runs off of the battery, hence the reason for its failure. Does anyone know of a place that beefs up our alternator, or have another installed in their car to support a ton of power?


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A while ago PhatalOne was looking into this. If hes still on the boards I'd PM him about it.

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A while ago PhatalOne was looking into this. If hes still on the boards I'd PM him about it.
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I'll see if I can locate him...thanks man.

Anyone else have any ideas?


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spiky, I'm sorry to say unless you're willing/capable of going the whole nine yards when you modify something, you shouldn't be doing it. I'm sure there are alternators out there to meet your needs, but you'll still have to pay a pretty penny for it. Good luck in your search however!

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couple other options for you.

i don't know your setup, but sometimes getting a cap or 2 could help a bit during driving. then you can look at turbo timer. sounds funny, but if you turn off your system when you are going to park, and set the timer for a minute or 2 it might charge up at least enough to get you started again? i know it's not ideal, and as i said, i have no idea what you're draw is of the current system...but figured i'd input.

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call around locally. i had one rewound to 200amps years ago for about 300 or so.

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I believe I read somewhere where the stock 6i Alternator is 90amps and the stock 6s Alternator 110amps. As in the world of physics the old saying "you don't get something for nothing". If you plan to go with a higher amp alternator you may be spending more greenbacks at the pump to drive a higher amp device. Possibly less hp and torque at the wheels.

You'll have to experiment and see what happens.


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www.therpmstore.com

high output alternator, $750.

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Thanks for the help guys...gonna weight my options now...if anyone has any better ideas, drop a line or pm me.

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RPM&#39;s deal is about the best you will find on an alternator unless you feel like contacting Dominick Iraggi. He might be a little cheaper... BUT... you would need to ship him your alternator for rebuild, which is not really a feasible option if you still like driving your car. I dropped the whole high output alternator idea at the time because no one made them for our car and I couldn&#39;t go without a vehicle for 2-3 weeks. I personally am thinking about the Tsunami because 190 amps is pretty good for all but the most severe situations. One thing you may want to find out though is how many amps you will get from the alternator at idle and at what RPM you will get the maximum number of amps from the alternator.
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