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05-24-2011, 10:02 AM
Looking to replace my alternator with a bigger one to help with my stereo system. I have a 2004 XStar.. any suggestions on good models? brands? ... etc...
05-24-2011, 11:14 AM
I bought one from DB electrical and ran it for the first time this weekend. no issues. supposed to be 200amp, 120ap at idle.
05-24-2011, 11:15 AM
If you dont mind me asking how much did it run you? Is it a bigger one then your factory?
05-24-2011, 12:29 PM
$395.00 part# 8158-200A I had to mill 0.150" off of one post and put some washers to make it fit my 2006 MCX perfectly. Little bigger than factory. I wanted to check its output but dont have a gauge. I had posted some pics of it here on another thread
06-08-2011, 02:25 PM
I bought a 140amp from DB and my stereo is killing it. I think ? It has 140 amp at 1200rpm and I have to rev up engine to 1200 rpm to run my stereo when sitting of voltage drop sensor goes off. I have a very large stereo. Have you have any issues with with 200amp. What size of amps are you running for your stereo? I have a 2400 watt on 12 speaks and 1200 watt on 4 subs. I have posted on BATTERY PROBLEMS thread on here some of my issues. But don't think a 140 amp is the way to go and very interested in 200amp if that truly is my problem.
06-08-2011, 02:30 PM
I did have to mill a hair off my bracket as well to mount 140 amp ?
06-08-2011, 07:08 PM
the 200amp seems to work good. like i said i havent checked its actual output. 1500a on 4 subs, 1500a on 8 speakers (rms watts). I used to run the stock alternator with less efficient amps and i never heard the voltage drop sensor - maybe i dont have one. The 200a alt will not provide that current contiously, I was told by DB.
06-08-2011, 08:54 PM
Has anyone ever considered adding a 2nd alternator to boost the power you need to run massive sound systems? I know pro audio competition cars have dual setups, just my 2 cents...
06-09-2011, 12:11 AM
So to add an extra alternator would you be adding a modified bracket I assume ?
Custom belt? Has anyone tried this mod. in a boat. I been told to add batteries, I'm sure I need at least a larger alterator. Never thought of 2.... Would like to hear more on that.
06-09-2011, 01:54 PM
Back to my original question: I visited DB electric - and they have about 300 different types of alternators (i may be exaggerating a bit) - I looked at their OEM (white label) hi-output unit which is somewhere in the neighborhood of $350... And then there are a dozen others that are brand-name. Can anyone recommend what they've had good luck with, brand wise - there are a lot of threads on alternators on the forums, but few list what type they actually used.