Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Great Land
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The DC Power Engineering unit arrived well packaged and looked great. It did spin smooth, and felt like the bearings and overall build were much improved over stock. My truck rolls at over 16,000 lbs., so a One or Two hp deficit is not felt (by me). When i first installed and started it, my dash lights would come on, and go off after 20-30 seconds. read 15.2-15.7 volts!
I called the DC help line, and they told me to cut the yellow wire on their harness where it plugs into my factory plug. That removed the bias voltage to my system, and dropped the overall voltage to a max of 14.2. Gauge/dash lights are happy, and the unit functions as advertised. I also upgraded the power leads from their alternator to my battery and frame to 1/0 oxygen-free cables. They also look really nice. As stated before, this is not their 300-400 amp model. The body looks similar to stock, but it has a billet pulley with their company name on it. Having dealt with electric motors for over 30 years, this looks and feels like a very well built product, and I would recommend it. I have heard knocks on their customer service, but they came through well for me. Perhaps being 3 hours north of my location had something to do with it?
Anyway, whatever you decide, I wish you and yours a Happy New Year and many happy miles with your rig!
2005 F-450 4WD DRW, 2x Deka 665MFs, 55w 6k headlights, BPD EGR cooler,BPD 100mm water pump,BPD all aluminum radiator,DC Power 190 amp Alternator,Utility box,high idle mod.,Sinister coolant filter, home built radio center console, Fumoto oil valve, Edge insight with SCT SF-3 in overhead mount,blue spring mod., BPD FICM, Derale deep cooling pan, BPD oil cooler, Jasper engine block & heads, ARP headstuds