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Old 03-08-2013, 10:48 AM
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high output alternator replacement??

Does the super duty alternator fit the OBS trucks?? I'm trying to find an affordable alternative to the $400 "mean green" alternator. I don't need a 270 or 300 amp, but the stock one isn't enough at idle to keep a couple sets of auxiliary lights, compressor, etc, from dimming the headlights. Before anyone asks, yes my batteries are new! The SD 200-amp replacement alternators can be had for about $150 + shipping.
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Seriously? Nobody has tried to see if the SD alternator will fit on an OBS truck? I would've thought that with the price difference between the OBS and SD alternators, someone would've tried by now. I just don't know anyone with a 7.3 in their SD. I know plenty of 6.0 owners, but no one whose parts I can size up. Somebody has to have tried this.
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Re: high output alternator replacement??

Wondering as well, mine just pooped the bed...

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Try Napa, they offer some high output alts... A lot of guys go with the ambulance alt.
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Re: high output alternator replacement??

The ambulance one is 240, I'm like the op, just want want a little more. our alternators are the 3g series, the super duty's are 6g. Just wondering if they interchange.

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Re: high output alternator replacement??

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The ambulance one is 240, I'm like the op, just want want a little more. our alternators are the 3g series, the super duty's are 6g. Just wondering if they interchange.

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Ambulance was just a reference... Napa offers higher amp alts for obs trucks...
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I'll have to check Napa when I can. All the ones I've seen online have been either close to or well over $300. You can find a SD "high output" for a lot less. I don't need 240 amps, but I'll post an update when I find out one way or another....
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Re: high output alternator replacement??

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I'll have to check Napa when I can. All the ones I've seen online have been either close to or well over $300. You can find a SD "high output" for a lot less. I don't need 240 amps, but I'll post an update when I find out one way or another....
IIRC SD wont work, totally differnt mount, different side of motor.


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That's what I needed to know. Thanks
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This not respond your question, but maybe helps you:

DB Electrical - 220 Amp
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