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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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What alternator are you using?

Truck is used for snow plowing and pulling trailer. With the plow going, strobes, heater, wipers, etc The factory one is starting to strain. Hasn't let me down yet with 81k miles, but I would like to have another one ready to go on the shelf? What is the stock alternator size and what should I go with? Another Motorcraft one? DC Power? What size? Batteries are a couple months old btw.

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Re: What alternator are you using?

My primary is a reman action auto parts. My secondary is still OE. I obviously have two, though. Makes things easier.

I would go with a ford reman or a HO version.

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Re: What alternator are you using?

Stock should be 110 amp which is kind of weak. I just replaced mine with a 135 AMP from Quick Start Alternators. I have a good sized sound system and DVD players plus all normal stock stuff and it works great. My 110 amp Motorcraft wore out to fast. Money well spent. DC Power is a great choice also, I just didnt have the money for them.

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Re: What alternator are you using?

I have a 135 amp unit from Autozone. It is okay for me, but my biggest power drain is trailer lights. It sounds like you use a lot of electrical power, so a DC Power unit would be really nice. They're quite well respected. I sometimes wish I would have opted for one, but I was too cheap.

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Re: What alternator are you using?

195 DC is on my list when I need a new alt. Will make the truck happy for sure.

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Re: What alternator are you using?

I'm running a DC 195ho from Ed at FICMRepair.com and love it.
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Re: What alternator are you using?

TAD 185 Amp OEM Series Alternator from Nations Alternator. Works great.

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Re: What alternator are you using?

I do competition audio in my free time and if you're looking for something pretty fierce that will hold anything you throw at it look into Singer Alternators.
I have an OBS with a 275a hairpin unit on there with 4 extra batteries. :)
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Re: What alternator are you using?

IMO the DCPower alternators are the best ones you can get. Getting them from Ed (with his excellent service) is a great idea.

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Re: What alternator are you using?

well I meant the 190DC don't know why I was thinking 195.

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