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    Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    I've tried two different brands of HO alternators without much success. Neither were/are very good quality, in my opinion.

    I'm looking for a good alternator, NOT cheap. At least 100 real amps at a realistic idle speed.

    I did put a small pulley on one alternator. The small pulley helped the amps at idle, but the alternator only lasted about two years. I don't put a lot of miles on the vehicle. I'm sure the small pulley must have shortened the lifespan of the alternator.







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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    Been running a DC Power 270xp on my daily for 5 years now. Does around 190a HOT at idle. Not cheap but worth it IMO...




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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    Quote Originally Posted by metallic View Post
    I've tried two different brands of HO alternators without much success. Neither were/are very good quality, in my opinion.

    I'm looking for a good alternator, NOT cheap. At least 100 real amps at a realistic idle speed.

    I did put a small pulley on one alternator. The small pulley helped the amps at idle, but the alternator only lasted about two years. I don't put a lot of miles on the vehicle. I'm sure the small pulley must have shortened the lifespan of the alternator.
    mind if i ask what 2 brands suked?




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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

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    mind if i ask what 2 brands suked?
    More than likely the ebay variety

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMS View Post
    mind if i ask what 2 brands suked?
    More than likely the ebay variety




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    Quote Originally Posted by SMS View Post
    mind if i ask what 2 brands suked?
    They were NOT cheapo brands from from eBay.

    I don't think it's fair to mention the brands, since I have no absolute proof that the alternators were defective or low quality. I don't remember the first brand. The second brand had a small "overdrive" pulley. It was 130 AMP, and cost about $200. It worked well while it lasted, but like I said, the small pulley must have shortened the lifespan. Or, maybe not.




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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    Been running a DC Power 270xp on my daily for 5 years now. Does around 190a HOT at idle. Not cheap but worth it IMO...
    I've looked at DC Power. I may go with them, but I would need an adapter bracket. I'm trying to avoid using an adapter bracket.

    Thanks!




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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    Quality Power is the last company i've delt with and their product works very well. To get a solid 100A at idle we used a 240A alternator.



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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    My 240 mechman does 150 at idle




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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    meechman alts have done me very good.



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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    power master is a good company as well for alts




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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    Been running a DC Power 270xp on my daily for 5 years now. Does around 190a HOT at idle. Not cheap but worth it IMO...
    the 270xp is beast.

    Quote Originally Posted by SMS View Post
    mind if i ask what 2 brands suked?
    spill the beans.



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    Re: Do you know of anyone who tests & reviews High Output alternators?

    My 270xp does 190 hot at idle, can't ask for much more...




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