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High amp alternator

lazerf250
01-09-2010, 01:10 AM
Does anyone know if there is an alternator that is over 115 amp and one that charges full at an idle. Also has anyone ever put the huge ambulance alternator on there truck before.

jdecker88
01-09-2010, 01:18 AM
DB Electrical Starter-Alternator > alternator, chevy alternator, mini alternator, chrome alternator, ford alternato (http://www.db-starter-alternator.com/Alternators/)

Call these guys Monday they are the best in the market. Buddy of mine just bought one for 210 bucks for a 200 amp alternator.

Aljay
01-09-2010, 02:48 AM
Looked in the computer at work Oreillys does carry a bigger one than they came with stock and it not the ambulance one either.

Haztanker
01-09-2010, 12:04 PM
Does anyone know if there is an alternator that is over 115 amp and one that charges full at an idle. Also has anyone ever put the huge ambulance alternator on there truck before.

You don't need to break the budget or install the monster from an ambulance, try this link.
Ford 93-96 Lightning F150 F250 Alternator 200 AMP 94 95:eBay Motors (item 290366770446 end time Feb-02-10 12:43:13 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-93-96-Lightning-F150-F250-Alternator-200-AMP-94-95_W0QQitemZ290366770446QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_ Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item439b354d0e)

jimdawg185
01-09-2010, 01:03 PM
The best alts are Ohio Generator http://www.ohiogen.com/

I was quoted 450 amp alt for $500. You have to use 0 gauge from the alt to the bat so you don't melt the wiring in the harness though.

gnxtc2
01-09-2010, 08:24 PM
Also has anyone ever put the huge ambulance alternator on there truck before.

Yep. If you want to do it right, you'll have to change the positive battery cable/harness.

Ford 215A alternator pictures from trucks photos on webshots (http://rides.webshots.com/album/538717532LOQLIu)

Billy T.
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Ford3544
01-09-2010, 08:32 PM
Yep. If you want to do it right, you'll have to change the positive battery cable/harness.

Ford 215A alternator pictures from trucks photos on webshots (http://rides.webshots.com/album/538717532LOQLIu)

Billy T.
gnxtc2@aol.com

Where did you get the maxi 300A fuse block? I have installed the 200amp from paperformance.com. Works good when the idle is higher. But a little low when just regular idle.

gnxtc2
01-09-2010, 08:34 PM
Where did you get the maxi 300A fuse block?

Built onto the Ford harness.

Billy T.
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Ford3544
01-09-2010, 08:38 PM
So it was already on the truck? I have been looking for one but the parts stores don't seem to have any that big.

gnxtc2
01-09-2010, 08:47 PM
So it was already on the truck? I have been looking for one but the parts stores don't seem to have any that big.

No, when the original 130A alternator crapped out I converted to the 215A ambulance one.

Take your pick: Ford Alternator Mitsubishi A8TU0091, buy and sell Parts Accessories on eBay Motors (http://motors.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_kw=Ford&_kw=Alternator&_kw=Mitsubishi&_kw=A8TU0091&_ckw=215A)

Billy T.
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Haztanker
01-09-2010, 09:43 PM
We put a 200 amp alt on my friends 2005 6.0 Excursion, what we did was go to a car audio place and they made up an auxiliary cable to run from the alt stud to the passenger side battery, that was 6 moths ago no problems.

lazerf250
01-10-2010, 10:51 PM
so to install the ambulance alternator what all do you have to do to the truck to make it work correctly.

gnxtc2
01-11-2010, 10:22 AM
so to install the ambulance alternator what all do you have to do to the truck to make it work correctly.

Need:
- alternator
- longer bolts
- harness
- serpentine belt

And it's bolt on ;)

Billy T.
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oneton
01-11-2010, 04:52 PM
Need:
- alternator
- longer bolts
- harness
- serpentine belt

And it's bolt on ;)

Billy T.
gnxtc2@aol.com

did you get the harness from ford?

gnxtc2
01-11-2010, 11:12 PM
did you get the harness from ford?

Yes

Billy T.
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lazerf250
01-12-2010, 05:08 PM
how much much was the harness and belt also what do i ask for from ford an alternater harness with the ambulance package. Do you need bigger wire anywhere cause of the higher amps?? What kind of difference did u see. I run a snow plow and after a while my batts are weak because the stock one doesnt charge enough at a low rpm.

gnxtc2
01-13-2010, 01:57 AM
215A alternator ....Done w/pics - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com (http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/f29/215a-alternator-done-w-pics-85219/)

Billy T.
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lazerf250
01-13-2010, 02:58 PM
how long ago did u get that harness because ford is telling me its obsolite and there are none left in the country??

oneton
01-13-2010, 03:04 PM
his link shows tds site was 4 yrs ago 1 /06