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Alternator is done... options?

Yup... alternator is done for... what kind of options do I have? High output? Autozone? OEM?

I had the alternator replaced on this truck about six years ago and have no clue what was installed then so pretty much anything should be a step up, but I've never had to look into alternators so I'm not sure whats good or where to buy from. So any suggestions would be great!
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any of the auto parts places will have what you need with some kind of warranty.
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AutoZone....Duralast= Re man with Lifetime Warranty or Duralast Gold=New with Lifetime warranty. Don't get valucraft, we are phasing it out and in a year will no longer honor the warranty.
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When you go to the auto parts store tell them you want an alternator for an Explorer, it's higher output but you shouldn't have to upgrade your wiring.

Just FYI
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I'm not seeing it... both the Ranger and Explorer are 130 amp units.
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On a ranger, 130 is only stock on the tremors I think.
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On a ranger, 130 is only stock on the tremors I think.
Really? Looking at Autozone, Napa, and RockAuto they all list 130amp for the '99 Autos and 95amp for the '99 Manual...
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It will still work but I've never heard of anything more than 95 as stock on anything but a Tremor. I had a 200 amp one I got on ebay in my old truck. That thing could power my house.
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Sounds right Jason.
Last I remember, the 95 amp was on a manual, 130 was on an auto. But it has been a while.
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im pretty sure that mine is a 95w in an 02 auto. mine went out and i went with autozone. lifetime warrenty. no more paying for alternators, just hose it off and go swap it out
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You can send it to me and I can rebuild it for ya with quality parts for cheaper than a new one.

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95 should be stock ranger in either trans.

130 on the explorer

I have heard a crown vic police interceptor alternator fits. Im just not sure if the 5.0 or 4.6 cars. Its a 150.
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5.0, the 4.6 mounts differently.
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no offense, but id shy away from any alternator from autozone, lifetime warranty or not. i got one from there for my last truck, damn thing crapped out on me 3 times, took out my battery once. yeah it was great they replaced it every time, but they didnt pay for my $100 battery that was destroyed or the 120 mile towing charge. i put up the cash for a motorcraft one and never looked back.
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95 is not stock on all rangers, mine came with the 130 amp one, im auto with power everything. i ran a 95w one on this motor and it couldnt hold the load i was putting on it. i spent 140 for a 130w one if i remember.
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Any opinions on Autolite? Kragen's got a pretty good price on a 130amp Autolite.
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I was just about to start a thread like this..

between my winch, the e-fan, all my lights.. about to be a second winch and more lights.. I need something that can keep up if i need to run a few things at a time.

anyone else? what are good HO alternators? do i need to upgrade any wires?
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We sell good quality Ranger alternators too.Here's a link to them if you would like to check on prices.

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I was just about to start a thread like this..

between my winch, the e-fan, all my lights.. about to be a second winch and more lights.. I need something that can keep up if i need to run a few things at a time.

anyone else? what are good HO alternators? do i need to upgrade any wires?
my buddy had a powermaster HO alternator that could light a small town, but i think it was about $200-$300. ive been considering this upgrade as well.
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any more updates on this??
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We sell good quality Ranger alternators too.Here's a link to them if you would like to check on prices.

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FYI, there is a mistake on the second line of that listing. No rangers came with a 4.2...
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my buddy had a powermaster HO alternator that could light a small town, but i think it was about $200-$300. ive been considering this upgrade as well.
powering a small town sounds nice
I'll have to look into that haha
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powering a small town sounds nice
I'll have to look into that haha
did a quik search on summits site and found these: http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294839915
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Well if mine goes out I'll defn have to upgrade!
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did a quik search on summits site and found these: http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294839915
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$313.. awesome! haha
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