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Old 12-16-2009, 08:21 AM
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High Output Alternator

So, while I was plowing, I noticed that when I plow, I cant have ANYTHING running while the plow is on. I cant have my radio on (even with the amp/subs unhooked), cant have my strobes on (which defeats the purpose of having them), nothing.

To fix that, I guess I need a high output alternator. Both batteries are new within 6 months, so its not that. Anyone have any suggestions on a good, high output alternator? Doesnt have to be anything super crazy, just a good decent high output 150-200amp alternator, maybe 200+ depending on price.

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Old 12-16-2009, 08:31 AM
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check these out: DC Power Engineering Alternators

ill be installing there big one on my Ex in the next couple of weeks
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Call DB Electric, they are the only alt and starters I will use anymore!!
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bumpp, anyone else have any opinions? unfortunately, my truck is DEAD at the moment. Both duralast golds less than a year old wont hold charge. I had a cummins (slap in the face lol) and a car each hooked up to a battery with booster cables for two hours and the truck still wouldnt even make a noise when I tried to start it.. I hope its only the alt/batteries so...

Any other input on the which brand is best for high output question?
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Maybe you can get something that is spec'd for a larger & heavier truck with the same engine; namely an International 4300 Series straight truck. Plenty of them came with the T444e (Navistar engine type that is used as the Ford 'Powerstroke' 7.3L), so I suspect they'd have a larger, more powerful alternator.

Check with an International dealership. Don't know if it will work for sure, but it is worth an inquiry or phone call to them.

BTW, the 4300 Series also came with the larger DT466 engine (inline six); so be sure you are on the right page with their parts department.

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Call DB Electric, they are the only alt and starters I will use anymore!!
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bumpp, anyone else have any opinions? unfortunately, my truck is DEAD at the moment. Both duralast golds less than a year old wont hold charge. I had a cummins (slap in the face lol) and a car each hooked up to a battery with booster cables for two hours and the truck still wouldnt even make a noise when I tried to start it.. I hope its only the alt/batteries so...

Any other input on the which brand is best for high output question?

DB Electric. No hassle warrenty and real good stuff. Be sure to ask for the overdrive pulley. Its is like $15 more, and well worth it. I notice the difference plowing snow bigtime!
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Well, I guess I'm going with DB. Will this just bolt right up to the stock mount? And with the overdrive pulley, do I need a longer belt?
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Well, I guess I'm going with DB. Will this just bolt right up to the stock mount? And with the overdrive pulley, do I need a longer belt?

Belt is the same. Exact stock replacement. Great low RPM power. I plow a lot of snow and run lots of electric stuff (electric spreader motor, back up H3's, strobes, fan, computer, etc...) .....NO WORRIES!
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Yea, I run ALOT of strobes with the plow, and a stereo system when not plowing. Did you get the additional 4g wiring with fuse holder kit to jump from the alt to battery?
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Yea, I run ALOT of strobes with the plow, and a stereo system when not plowing. Did you get the additional 4g wiring with fuse holder kit to jump from the alt to battery?
No I did not. Mine is a 200A with overdrive. Works great with the smaller pulley. With the 7.3, I rarely run over 1500RPM plowing. Those large ALTs dont max until over that, so I think the overdrive pulley is necessary.
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