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    High output alternators?

    This may seem like a dumb question, but is the only reason that all cars have different alts is because of the mounting situation? in theory, if all mounts were the same, wouldn't alts be one size fits all?







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    Re: High output alternators?

    im going to say no because vehicles have different alt plugs. i dont see it as a dumb question because i was there once lol



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    Re: High output alternators?

    seems like a legit question..

    Only thing I can think of is that different vehicles require different amperage to run just the stock electronics and that difference could warrant the need for a larger alt housing and thus not fitting on the 'one-size fits all' mounting.

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    Re: High output alternators?

    hm. those pretty much make sense. wouldnt it be nice if all vehicles could use the same alt though haha




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    Re: High output alternators?

    It mainly has to do with space restriction, case sizes and shapes vary. Many vehicles can be converted to GM 1 Wire Alts very easily though.



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    Re: High output alternators?

    As far as case sizes, space restrictions. As far as output, take into consideration that a lot of manufacturers have to meet MPG requirements on some vehicles and a few HP loss here and there adds up quick on a small 4 banger.




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    Re: High output alternators?

    Quote Originally Posted by knotdrummer88 View Post
    This may seem like a dumb question, but is the only reason that all cars have different alts is because of the mounting situation? in theory, if all mounts were the same, wouldn't alts be one size fits all?
    That's like asking why cars have different engines. There's more variables for engines obviously, but it really comes down to 2 different things: space limitations and power requirements. Coming from a company standpoint, why put a bigger alt in than the car requires? Just wasting money. It's not a selling point for 99% of the population.

    If you're talking strictly about mounting brackets, well that's due to the engine it's going on. Some brackets don't fit on some engines, some brackets aren't strong enough for others, there's probably a whole list of reasons. Car manufacturers around the world are not going to standardize something like this.




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    Re: High output alternators?

    with the right work any alt can go on just about any car. the 300 amp from ohio gen thats is in my tib is actually from a Chrysler



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    Re: High output alternators?

    I haz alt for sale. fits 2.2 echo tech. 285 amps.




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    Re: High output alternators?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix Risen View Post
    with the right work any alt can go on just about any car. the 300 amp from ohio gen thats is in my tib is actually from a Chrysler
    Sorry bro, not buying that. Not unless you can post pics of you getting an alt from an F-350 in your car.




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    Re: High output alternators?

    with the amount of space in my engine bay and a CNC machine at my disposal yea, it would be possible. as long as there is space for the alt to go a bracket can always be made by the right person who knows what they are doing.



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