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    HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a HO Alternator for my 00 Acura TL and so far I only found 2 options. The first would be to take my alternator out and get it rebuilt by Ohio Generators to 190 amps for $300. However, I would need to take it out and would probably take about a week til I get it back. Don't think this is really doable.

    The second option is an Alterstart Alternator. Has anyone heard about these? Are they a good reputable company? They have a direct bolt on HO Alt for the TL.
    http://verizonsupersite.com/4alterst...L&catuid=10013

    It's 180 amp Alternator for $300 and an extra $25 for a 4 gauge power wire. Is this required or recommended? Also, is it normal for Alternator to acheive full power at higher RPMs? It says it produces 80 amps @ 800 rpms and 180 @1800 rpms. Is that normal, does that mean I can't play my system loud at a traffic light?

    Any other companies that sell TL Alternators that you know of?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.





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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    i've never dealt w/ either of those companies....i simply found a local place that would build one w/ a warrenty for 1$ per amp....i'd suggest running 2ga or 0ga for any alt over 150amps.....you can grab either on ebay or www.weldingsupply.com



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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    go to www.excessiveamperage.com. he usually has good prices on alts. it is normal for alts. to have lower amps at an idle. idealy you should look for one at around 100 amps at idle.




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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    YOu said that you can get one from Ohio Generator, cause i cannot find a website or phone number. I was looking at getting one from them. Could you post it.



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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    Thanks guys for all the great info. Anyone else know any other options?

    monte_carlo97, Ohio Generators number is 330-875-6677, ask for Tom
    or Gus. And if you want you can mention Austin's alternator upgrade for the TL. He is the one that contracted them to do the rebuild. Say he is a friend of a friend or something. If you have the time for a rebuild, Ohio Generators are the way to go.





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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    Hey Guys/loserpunk,

    I just talked to a guy over at Alterstart and they said they recommend 4 gauge power cable for the Alt unless you are running it more then 6 ft. The Power cable gets run to the battery correct? So mine would be less then 2 feet away. Should I still get a 2 gauge or stick with what they recommend? I checked out www.weldingsupply.com and thaey are considerably cheaper. for 2 gauge it is the 2/0 correct? It's says it's 1.69 per ft. Should I get like 3 feet to play it safe?

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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    http://www.weldingsupply.com/cgi-bin...F:OR:terms::PA

    By this grid I should run a #2 gauge for a 180a less then 50 ft, no? So that's not the same as 2/0? what is the difference?





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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    Ummm...2/0 is like twice as big as 2 ga, so that #2 ga. would work fine. You could always try to contact Dominick Iraggi for a HO alt, he has a real good reputation on this forum :-).



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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    yeah i got my ho alt from dominick, a 240 amp alt, got it to me real quick, i havent had time to install it because i want to buy a yellow top before i install but i have no doubts it works great



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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    I'd suggest either
    www.mean-green.com (where i got mine! great customer service and quality) 2 year 300,000 mile warranty
    or
    www.excessiveamperage.com

    Both are great! Ohio Generator is good also...BUT i would stay away from alterstart...bad news...bad reliability.

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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    Quote Originally Posted by phrozen5100
    Ummm...2/0 is like twice as big as 2 ga, so that #2 ga. would work fine. You could always try to contact Dominick Iraggi for a HO alt, he has a real good reputation on this forum :-).
    So #2 Gauge is what I need then, What gauge would I need from the battary to the amps? Is that what 2/0 is used for?

    And I don't think Iraggi makes anything for the Acura TL and I read that there was some shady behavior with Dominick? And that people were waiting months for their Alternators and getting no response from him. I really can't deal with that. Been there before and Although the product was the best, wasn't worth the lousey customer service.





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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ngsm13
    I'd suggest either
    www.mean-green.com (where i got mine! great customer service and quality) 2 year 300,000 mile warranty
    or
    www.excessiveamperage.com

    Both are great! Ohio Generator is good also...BUT i would stay away from alterstart...bad news...bad reliability.

    Tell mean-green Rocky Gentry sent you...they're great. peace

    NG
    Hey man,

    I was looking into mean green but I don't think they make anything for my car, I guess it wouldn't hurt to call them though.

    I called excessive amperage and shot them an email and nothing yet, maybe I'll follow up with them too.

    Now about Alterstart, what kinda bad things did you hear about them? I was really considering them.





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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ngsm13
    I'd suggest either
    www.mean-green.com (where i got mine! great customer service and quality) 2 year 300,000 mile warranty
    or
    www.excessiveamperage.com

    Both are great! Ohio Generator is good also...BUT i would stay away from alterstart...bad news...bad reliability.

    Tell mean-green Rocky Gentry sent you...they're great. peace

    NG
    can i ask what your experience with them is? im curious because they quoted me for a 180amp for 179.99 with a lifetime warranty and that is quite a deal i think



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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Strecker25
    can i ask what your experience with them is? im curious because they quoted me for a 180amp for 179.99 with a lifetime warranty and that is quite a deal i think
    LMAO, which company...i mentioned three! peace

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    Re: HO Alternator, opinions plz.....

    lol sorry i meant to change the quote so it narrowed it down to what you said about alterstart...so yea them they quoted me 179.99 for 180amp with a lifetime warranty



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