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Before owning my Excursion, I owned a Suburban that went through an alternator about once a year. Luckily I had a lifetime warranty, but it was still a hassle. Fast forward to my Excursion and I just replaced my alternator this morning which is now the third one. Again, I have the lifetime warranty, but it's a pain. This last one lasted two years, but I'm looking for better.
I searched but either answers are limited, or all over the place.
I would like to upgrade my alternator to one that will last, and maybe put out a little more amperage, say in the 140-160 range. I don't want a smaller pulley to where I am changing the belt as well. I just want a quality built unit that will last more than a couple years. I don't want to find myself on the side of the road out in the middle of nowhere with the family on vacation, towing a trailer trying to swap alternators. This is what happened with alternator number two. I plan to get my Edge Insight CTS soon to be able to monitor this, but currently don't own one.
'03 Eddie Bauer 4x4 Excursion 6.0 Diesel, CCV mod, upgraded turbo drain, blue spring fpr kit, 6.4 banjo bolts, zoodad, v code front springs and modified b code rear springs, Bilsteins, Hellwig rear swaybar, '08 rear diff cover, 4x2 liftgate struts, 285 Michelin LTX A/T2's, tinted windows, DVD, XM, GPS