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whats a good alternator upgrade?

just got off the phone with Ed at FICMrepair.com and it sounds like I need a new alternator anybody have any suggestions on a unit that will be a upgrade from the stock POS and give me enough juice that I wont need to call Ed again? In the last 30 days I've run this truck through the laundry list of upgrades every 6.0 needs so I'm a little tight on cash but don't want to leave it alone and don't want to replace it with stock either.
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just got off the phone with Ed at FICMrepair.com and it sounds like I need a new alternator anybody have any suggestions on a unit that will be a upgrade from the stock POS and give me enough juice that I wont need to call Ed again? In the last 30 days I've run this truck through the laundry list of upgrades every 6.0 needs so I'm a little tight on cash but don't want to leave it alone and don't want to replace it with stock either.
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will I be good with stock wiring harness or should I wire to the battery?
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I went with one from AUTOZONE. Its not as cool as the DC Power but seems to be doing a bang up job. Has a lifetime warranty. And so far handles all the power output that I have asked from it.
Something else you might think about is called the Big 3 upgrade.

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Big 3 huh.....wtf is that? sounds like the starting line up for the Miami heat!! Ed said just to pay attention to idling amps and make sure they are around 100 and I should be good.
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check this out-lookin 4 "Big 3 upgrade" pics-

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
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makes sense, this probably is a good thing to do when you jump to a higher amp output. With this awful winter we've had in Indiana im thinking about a snow plow next year, would i need to go even higher amps?
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well if your going with a plow you might be better off with a DC power set up. But Im gonna bet that 99.999999999% of all the 6.0 snow plow trucks in the world are just running a stock high output alt.

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I hate to mention but would a cheaper 140 amp like this DL3668-8-11 be an improvement from stock and get me by. Or should I bit the bullet and go big.
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dc power 185 amp and big 3 mod and never look back... i procrastinated for over a year and finally bit the bullet(my stock one failed too) and got a dc and upgraded wiring. your truck will love you for it. i used 1awg wire.

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