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    Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Why is it that for my Ford Taurus, the maximum i can get is 230A? (ive asked many companies/people and it all comes out the same)

    I just want to know what makes this such a problem, yet even smaller engines can get bigger HO alts



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    All depends on the case size and placement on the vehicle




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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    All depends on the case size and placement on the vehicle
    The case size on this is bigger than my old bonneville, and my bonneville was able to go up to 320A



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Then it might come down to placement...u contacted mechman singer tenney ohio dc ???




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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    Then it might come down to placement...u contacted mechman singer tenney ohio dc ???
    i did tenney dc and a local builder, waiting on mechman and singer



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    You can also try excessive amperage. I was able to get a 300a model from him (nobody else had one), had to make a bracket for it though.




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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Yea that might b a option also fab a bracket and use a big case gm alt if urs has room ..would have to run a external reg..but could potentially get a 320-370




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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chriszle View Post
    You can also try excessive amperage. I was able to get a 300a model from him (nobody else had one), had to make a bracket for it though.
    I just sent an email to EA so well wait to see



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    there is more to it than just the alt, as mentioned above. it's the entire system including regulators and rectifiers and compatibility required. Ford likes to separate parts that should otherwise be left together. I don't understand why their engineers make some of their decisions.

    why do you have "stock battery" in your sig? why are you leaving a current sink in the mix? the system is only as strong as the weakest battery.



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    there is more to it than just the alt, as mentioned above. it's the entire system including regulators and rectifiers and compatibility required. Ford likes to separate parts that should otherwise be left together. I don't understand why their engineers make some of their decisions.

    why do you have "stock battery" in your sig? why are you leaving a current sink in the mix? the system is only as strong as the weakest battery.
    I can't find anything better that fits in the compartment for it



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    also try to contact Quality Power
    High Output Alternators & High Torque Starters



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK View Post
    I can't find anything better that fits in the compartment for it
    with all of the batts that xs makes i find that very hard to believe.



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    I come up with a Group Size 36R for the starting battery.

    Optima makes one.

    so does XS
    36R | XS Power | Real Power, Unreal Performance

    for alts, it depends if your car is a OHV or DOHC.
    in the end, buy a vehicle that is capable of supporting your system instead of cramming a square peg into a round hole.



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    I come up with a Group Size 36R for the starting battery.

    Optima makes one.

    so does XS
    36R | XS Power | Real Power, Unreal Performance

    for alts, it depends if your car is a OHV or DOHC.
    in the end, buy a vehicle that is capable of supporting your system instead of cramming a square peg into a round hole.
    Still, there has to be a 'why'



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    Re: Questions on alternator output on smaller engines?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK View Post
    Still, there has to be a 'why'
    why what?

    why is the alt limited in output? higher amperage requires larger casings for thicker gauge windings.

    you bought a car that has physical size limitations to the size casing that will physically fit in the location and still mount properly. a car that was discontinued in 2006 because no one cared about it, even Ford.



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