Originally Posted by Nighthwk12
So I think I need to change my generator soon. What can I get to up grade form stock. Something like a bolt on from another vehicle or how much many amps can I go up too. thanks guys.
I have seen 150A (ours are stock 140A) alternators listed as a compatible upgrade. I'm sure there are much higher ones for street/comp performance, but then there are concerns of the regulator properly handling them for wiring. The scrawny wires which go to the fuel pump are my first thought.
If you want a sneaky way to hold voltage up and in reserve, Danthurs wrote a tech info on the "alternator sensor wire". It will give you .5v+ on the active power bands.
From experience, all is wasted if your battery isn't operating maximumly, though. If the alt is busy charging a fat battery all of the time, it cannibalizes on-demand reserves from the charge circuit. A big thug 1000CCA battery (Optima isn't necessary) is a good choice. IMHO, that'* a brutish combo to power an N/A with.
One note, if you have after market sound gear. Sony and a couple of other manufacturers' receivers (i think you guys call them head amps) get a little weird as you get up towards 15v.
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