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what alternator?

so i have a feeling im getting pretty close to needing a new alternator. according to my scanguage my volts dip down to 13.4 when idling in the heat with the AC on. I'd like to replace it with a bigger one to help out with the stereo and whatnot.

what do you guys recommend?
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I think Korey got his from here Ranger

Just realized it only shows up to an 05, sorry
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LOL Mine drops to 13.6 with Max AC, High beams, Fogs, and my system bumping hard as **** haha and that's with a second battery.
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I don't think it makes much of a difference.. but i'll let someone else chime in.

would it be good to go with a 130 amp?
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I think 130 would be fine
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You could get an Expo 130 amp alternator from a junkyard.
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You could get an Expo 130 amp alternator from a junkyard.
I don't wanna chance it being bad
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I don't wanna chance it being bad
You could have it checked, then return it if its bad
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I don't wanna chance it being bad
Newer Expo with under say ~50k miles? Take it to Autozone and have them test it and if it's bad take it back.
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eh i'd rather just buy one with a warranty. lol
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If it's bad, rebuild kits are pretty inexpensive and you basically get a new alternator
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i think i'll still go to autozone and get a 130 amp alternator with a lifetime warranty. lol
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Where can you buy a rebuild kit for a 130 amp Explorer Alt? I have an alt that needs to be rebuilt.
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Where can you buy a rebuild kit for a 130 amp Explorer Alt? I have an alt that needs to be rebuilt.
You can get them various places, auto parts stores should be able to get them, or just search ebay
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Thanks... Looks like a little checking is in order. Any brand I'm looking for?
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I think all the kits are about the same
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OK, Thanks

Sorry for the hijack...
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if it makes you feel any better mine does this too, and i have a 02 with 123k on it....
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