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    Icon33 Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    .....Cause i just broke the crap out of my factory one

    Been trying for 20+hours to get the nut that holds the positive battery cable to my alternator off, so today i got a 1/4" breaker bar from lowes, welded it to my crow bar, and FINALLY got the nut to turn!!!!!

    ......Too bad it was welded/corroded to the bolt Yup, rather than the nut breaking free, after the gallon or so of pb-blaster i sprayed on it, it just destroyed whatever was holding the bolt to the inside of the alternator, and now it's just wobbling around, with play in every direction This *****.

    So now i'm faced with a decision:

    I'm def. not going to turn on my car, and see what hell unfolds when that destroyed alternator spins, i'm guessing a huge unshielded field of electricity under my hood, which cannot possibly be good for any of my ecu's sensors, nor the little bit of oil that leaks around my car's aging valve cover gasket. So:

    1.) Get a replacement alternator from a rebuilder, or the dealer....

    or

    2.) Call Dom up tomorrow and order a 240A, but i've heard varying reports of how long it takes to get an alternator from him, and i'm without a car until i get it.........

    With my state of financial affairs (a new alternator was in the mix for later this summer, but i sure as hell can't afford one right now, to be honest) it's one or the other ONLY, for a long long long time, so do i take a chance on arrival time with iraggi? Or do i play it safe and get a dealer replacement? Dom, please feel free to chime in if you're on!!!! I really want an upgrade, but i don't know how long i can afford to be without my car!!!

    My dad owns the company i work for, so i can borrow the van for a while, but until i get an alternator in there, my audi, and my system, are stranded at work..........

    What to do? What to do?







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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    got mine from dom in 5 days



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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by photocrazy8
    got mine from dom in 5 days
    got mine from dom in about a week





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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    hmmm, what kinds of cars do people own who had a delay?

    GM alternators are pretty widely availabe, iraggi's the only place that had an alt. for my car, so it might be custom...




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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    mine was a GM, 99 tahoe...



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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    Well, my last question, which if any, of these 3 alts would be big enough to run my system off of without extra batteries/ etc. etc. etc. so i could use my system without any thought, and no worries about draining my batt, etc.

    He's got a 200, a 220, and a 240.

    Right now, i have a kenwood xxv-02A, which is 88w rms x 4
    and a hifonics bxi2006d.

    In the future, tho, i'm going to replace the bxi2006d with an orion 2500d, and i don't want to add batteries, just plug and play daily driver.

    Are any of those 3 alts realistically big enough? Would any of them still have overhead?

    If there's a chance i could get the alt. in a week, i think i'm gonna have to do this before i 2nd thought myself tomorrow morning, and just make my budget work around it for a few weeks. I think i can do without fast food and smokes for a bit.

    So which one's worth wrecking my pocketbook over? Want to make sure once i finally close my hood with my new alt. in it, i wont have to open it for a long time, i'm sure you know the feeling.

    So 200, 220, 240, which is the smallest, if any, that will suit my needs. No extra batteries, no voltage drops, no problems, smiles all around?




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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    hum, which has the hghest idle voltage. thats when your gonna be showing off your system when you in a parking lot etc at idle...



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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    I'd have to ask him.

    Doesn't it matter which alt's making the most amperes AT that voltage, tho??

    Are all 3 big enough for my system?




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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    well go on his ebay store...im not 100% sure, but from what i understand you car should run like 13.8-14.x at all time but when the draw exceeds when the alt is putting out then you drop voltage and when you get to about 12.6 area you start pulling off the battery putting strain on the charging system and battery, ask helotaxi about it more, he knows a lot...



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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TypeRBass
    got mine from dom in about a week
    got mine from him in 2 1/2 months.



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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    Canada, tho.

    What kind of car?




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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    its been almost 2 weeks and i havent recived mines, just patiently waiting




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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421
    Canada, tho.

    What kind of car?
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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    crap, mine's not going to be any easier




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    Re: Ordering a 240A alternator tomorrow!!!!!

    I would call DOM and explain your situation to him. Maybe he can put it to the front of the line or something to get it to you faster. You should also check around for shops in your area that build HO alts.



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