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High Output Alternator

My stock alternator doesnt like my stereo much and i think it time for a high output one. Its fine if i just have the stereo going but if i turn on my heat, ac, or lights my radio shuts off and turns back on. Anyone who is running one where did you get it from? Any problems? Thanks a bunch.
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Do the big 3 upgrade also. My truck didn't like my amp at all when the bass hit it would dim my headlight's like crazy and this was when my truck was brand new. I ran a 4 gauge cable from the alternator to the positive battery cable and I did the same for the negative to a good ground and one from the engine block to a solid ground. Completely got rid of my dimming problem all without a stupid capacitor which is what all the idiot stereo shops will tell you to get. My truck doesn't even have power windows or lock or any of that stuff either. Without doing this a high output alternator is going to be a complete waste of money.
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Yeah i forgot to mention i already have the big 3 done in 0 gauge, and an optima yellow top.
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haha what the f' are you running, jeez.
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Sundown SAZ 1500D sub is a SSA XCON 15
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That's a very nice amp and sub you got there. Do you have any auto electric places where your at? There's a guy here in my town that will take your stock alternator and upgrade it to a high output one for much much cheaper than buying a new one.
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Sundown SAZ 1500D sub is a SSA XCON 15
I never even heard of them there brands... is that bad?
Guess i gotta go google some stuff..
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The alternator off of an Explorer puts out 130 amps and it bolts right in.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...lternator.html
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I'll take your system if you don't want it... LOL
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The alternator off of an Explorer puts out 130 amps and it bolts right in.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...lternator.html
Do you know how many amps it puts out at idle?
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Do you know how many amps it puts out at idle?
Not sure. It is a stock replacement so probably a lot.
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He has a 4.0
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Not sure. It is a stock replacement so probably a lot.
Ok. cause i know with the lights, heat, and system on i can pull 90 amps. If im going to replace it anyway i would like to go 200+ amps just so if i ever wanted to upgrade in the future i would have the alt to do it.
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David here's a place to buy alternators from:
92-05 Ranger 2.3/2.5/3.0/4.0L
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David here's a place to buy alternators from:
92-05 Ranger 2.3/2.5/3.0/4.0L
Nice. Would it be weird to ask for an alternator for xmas lol.
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LOL Depends on who you're asking.
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LOL Depends on who you're asking.
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Oh then yes it would be weird. But ask your dad. He'll understand and buy it. LOL
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I got my 200a alternator from EVILbay. A small company that specializes in high output alternators... Altersomething was their name (probably won't help that much). They had a website too, but I can't remember their name!!!!

The alternator brand is Load Boss.

Pretty reasonably priced.

They recommended 4ga, but I went with 1/0ga. My digital volt meter stays at 14+v all the time when running, no matter how much stuff I have turned on.
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