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Copper - Posts: 112
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Posted: April 04, 2006 at 1:10 PM / IP Logged  

hey fellas,

quick question that i want to address before i upgrade my alt.  currently on my 2001 dodge ram i have a 136 amp alt.  i am wanting to upgrade b/c of the electrical demands that i am adding onto the original alt are starting to climb ie: elec fans, system, aux lighting, carputer etc etc

what i am wondering is, with my voltage regulator being built into my PCM/ECM computer, how large could i go with the alt upgrade?  currently i have 2 options, 1 being a standard 170 amp upgrade for an oem fit,  or i could use a 205 amp desiel alt .  witch im still unsure of b/c of the fact that its a desiel alt and im not sure if the current output is correct for my gasser truck. 

any ideas would be great or any places i could go to find out this information

thanks in advanced

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Joined: October 27, 2003
Posted: April 04, 2006 at 7:08 PM / IP Logged  
Go as big as you like.  The voltage regulator does just that- regulate voltage, so just putting in a higher output alternator will not hurt it.  The alt will only put out the amount of current that is needed.
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