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Old 12-12-2013, 11:16 PM
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Alternator suggestions pleaseee

My voltage is sad while idling :-( I have some serious goodies that pull lots of instant, and continuous, current like a plow and a sound system and soon to be LED light bars on top of the LED strobes that I have now. I don't want to spend 700$ for a 270 amp DC alt! What do u think would be a reasonable alt for my setup? Thanks guys


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Old 12-13-2013, 01:01 AM
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Buy the OEM 185 DCPower for half the price. Very very few really actually NEED a 270 even if you have a big thumpin stereo system.

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Old 12-13-2013, 11:49 AM
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Yea i have a feeling that should be plenty too, thanks for your input.

Anyone else?


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Old 12-14-2013, 05:00 PM
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I put a leece neville upgrade on mine. rated at 230 amps, tested at 267.
does 167 amps at idle

have not had a problem at all since installing.
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DC Power TAD 190.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:48 PM
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I have a DC Power 190amp and it puts out 135amps at idle. My OEM wouldn't do that at full throttle. It is more than enough power for my truck and I am running 6 PA300II Nakamichi amps that pull 27amps each at max draw and have never had a issue.

Now I see DC Power no longer offers the 190 amp model but do still have the 185 model. I would think it will do fine for your truck. I believe the main difference is at idle hot. Approx 20 amps lower then their 190. But above idle is damn near identicle.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:19 AM
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Thanks alot guys, looks like i will be ordering a DC 185 :-)


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Old 12-15-2013, 10:35 AM
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look at the tad 185 just to see if they can get it to you quicker if time is a factory d/c had a 2-5 week wait when I was looking. I got my tad in like 3-4 days and it has been working great.
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I don't know what my 2007 6.0 came with but I did put a larger one in and it was a Ford alternator. It was in the $400.00 range.
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