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    Icon32 where can i get my alt. beefed up?

    is there anywhere i can go to get my alt. beefed up so i dont have to go buy like a stinger alt.???



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    Re: where can i get my alt. beefed up?

    just about any local alternator shop should do it.. it might be nearly as expensive as buying an H.O. alternator.. so make sure you check pricing before you go through with it.




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    Re: where can i get my alt. beefed up?

    the only problem with re-winding alts, other than the low cost differential between a new alt, is that when they rewind an alt for higher current, they re-use the same housing for it. So, you have simply a higher current alternator packed in a small case, which causes a lot more heat buildup and inefficiency than you'd get with a properly sized and built-from-the-ground-up high output alternator.

    It may just be worth it to buy and install a HO alt then to try to get your current one rewound. Just my two cents.




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    Re: where can i get my alt. beefed up?

    rewound won't give u that much more amps...liek others have suggested...look into an HO alt



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    Re: where can i get my alt. beefed up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    the only problem with re-winding alts, other than the low cost differential between a new alt, is that when they rewind an alt for higher current, they re-use the same housing for it. So, you have simply a higher current alternator packed in a small case, which causes a lot more heat buildup and inefficiency than you'd get with a properly sized and built-from-the-ground-up high output alternator.

    It may just be worth it to buy and install a HO alt then to try to get your current one rewound. Just my two cents.
    Actually, a lot of HO alts use the same casing size as the stock alts.

    The problem with rewound alts is that they don't upgrade EVERYTHING internally like a HO alt does, so the rewound simply isn't as "beefy" as a HO alt even of the same amperage rating. Plus, for the cost of a rewound you could just go get a higher amperage HO alt. There are limits on how high they can rewind an alt to (for example, my GM 105amp could only be rewound to a 140amp, and that would have cost $250. A 200A from irragi was just barely more expensive).

    But, just about any mechanics shop should be able to rewind an alt for you.




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    Re: where can i get my alt. beefed up?

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    Actually, a lot of HO alts use the same casing size as the stock alts.

    The problem with rewound alts is that they don't upgrade EVERYTHING internally like a HO alt does, so the rewound simply isn't as "beefy" as a HO alt even of the same amperage rating. Plus, for the cost of a rewound you could just go get a higher amperage HO alt. There are limits on how high they can rewind an alt to (for example, my GM 105amp could only be rewound to a 140amp, and that would have cost $250. A 200A from irragi was just barely more expensive).

    But, just about any mechanics shop should be able to rewind an alt for you.
    The price really depends on your local shops. I had my 105amp GM alt rebuilt for $140cdn. With a complete rebuild, custom stator and larger diode. And now its 140amp.



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