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Old 06-10-2011, 12:09 PM
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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.


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Old 06-10-2011, 12:29 PM
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Diesel Power seems to think highly of them, they have a good selection too. I've seen dozens of posts on the Explorer Forum (own a '97) about then with good reviews and results. I remember maybe one or two people who got one that it didn't live up to their expectation, however they had tons of lights, and rock gear drawing on them.

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Old 06-10-2011, 12:31 PM
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Love my DCPower alternator.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:38 PM
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Take it to a local shop, have them re-wind it to the specifications you want.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:42 PM
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i actually have a DC power alternator here that was returned from a customer... his truck got stollen while it was in transit to him.... i can get you a good deal on if if your interested... pm me
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:22 PM
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i actually have a DC power alternator here that was returned from a customer... his truck got stollen while it was in transit to him.... i can get you a good deal on if if your interested... pm me
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I called DCPower and the gentleman said that their pulley is smaller, but because the case is larger it requires spacers and negates the need for a different, ie. smaller belt.
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Mean Green 220a. Love mine.
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