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Old February 25th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #21
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"I guess my alternator had been through one too many mud puddles, so it got replaced with a 136 amp alternator from a V10 Dodge."



ive been trying to figure out the mod for ever! so was it bolt right on? except the pos cable. and did you have to switch pullys? upgrade the wiring??

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Old February 25th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #22
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"I guess my alternator had been through one too many mud puddles, so it got replaced with a 136 amp alternator from a V10 Dodge."



ive been trying to figure out the mod for ever! so was it bolt right on? except the pos cable. and did you have to switch pullys? upgrade the wiring??

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If you get the right alternator all the wiring is the same. The only difference is it's a 7 groove pulley instead of 6. Most people will just run on the back 6 grooves (perfect alignment) but you can swap the pulleys.

136 Amp Alternator OEM part # 56027913

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Old February 25th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #23
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How did you do the steering? I'm doing soa but with the Dana 30 under it and 4"lift springs.
I originally ordered a TeraFlex knuckle for my Dana 30. However it ended up on back order, so I temporarily bent the drag link just barely to clear the leaf springs. It didn't need much. By the time the TeraFlex knuckle had come in, I had already swapped in a Dana44 with flat top knuckles and "real" high steer.

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ive been trying to figure out the mod for ever! so was it bolt right on? except the pos cable. and did you have to switch pullys? upgrade the wiring??
Thanks. This should answer your questions about the alternator. You can run the pulley that comes with it, however I suggest you switch and put your stock YJ one on. The YJ pulley is smaller and thus it will spin faster producing both more power and sooner. To be honest upgrading the wiring has been on the list of things to do, but I never actually did it. It's been on there for years with the factory wiring. Peak output measured with my amp probe, while placing a load on the system was 174 amps, so I'm happy with it.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #24
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I don't think I'd have a stinger that tall, but I really like it!
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Old February 25th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #25
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #26
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If you get the right alternator all the wiring is the same. The only difference is it's a 7 groove pulley instead of 6. Most people will just run on the back 6 grooves (perfect alignment) but you can swap the pulleys.

136 Amp Alternator OEM part # 56027913

1997-1998 Dodge B.Series Van
1997-1998 Dodge Dakota
1998 Dodge Durango
1997-1998 Dodge Ram Pickup
1997-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
And other vehicles but those are just a few common ones.
But arent the pullys different sizes?

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I originally ordered a TeraFlex knuckle for my Dana 30. However it ended up on back order, so I temporarily bent the drag link just barely to clear the leaf springs. It didn't need much. By the time the TeraFlex knuckle had come in, I had already swapped in a Dana44 with flat top knuckles and "real" high steer.



Thanks. This should answer your questions about the alternator. You can run the pulley that comes with it, however I suggest you switch and put your stock YJ one on. The YJ pulley is smaller and thus it will spin faster producing both more power and sooner. To be honest upgrading the wiring has been on the list of things to do, but I never actually did it. It's been on there for years with the factory wiring. Peak output measured with my amp probe, while placing a load on the system was 174 amps, so I'm happy with it.
but if you swap the pullys making it spin faster wouldnt it put more wear on it? holw long has it been on your yj, how many times have you replaced it, and where did you get it??
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #27
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But arent the pullys different sizes?
The upgraded alt has a 7 groove pulley and is just a hair larger. I measured it when I swapped mine and it was something like .07" larger. The 6 grooves closest to the alt line up perfectly with the normal belt alignment on the 4.0. In my opinion it wasn't worth it to swap the pulleys.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #28
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The upgraded alt has a 7 groove pulley and is just a hair larger. I measured it when I swapped mine and it was something like .07" larger. The 6 grooves closest to the alt line up perfectly with the normal belt alignment on the 4.0. In my opinion it wasn't worth it to swap the pulleys.
no chance of the belt walking over a groove(stupid ? i know lol)
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #29
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I guess there is always the chance but the measurements from the mounting surfaces to the first groove were exactly the same. I was running the 7 groove on my 4.0 for Snofari and some driving around town. That's my extent of use since the motor is coming out for a swap.
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But arent the pullys different sizes?

but if you swap the pullys making it spin faster wouldnt it put more wear on it? holw long has it been on your yj, how many times have you replaced it, and where did you get it??
The stock pulley was 20% smaller. I guess theory you might be acclerating wear on it, but I highly doubt you'd ever notice a difference in wear. Mine has been on there for at least 5 years now, never had a problem or had to replace it. I bought it at the local parts store,with a lifetime warranty.

I would definitely change the pulleys, might as well gain everything you can for the 5 seconds it'll take you to swap pulleys.
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The stock pulley was 20% smaller. I guess theory you might be acclerating wear on it, but I highly doubt you'd ever notice a difference in wear. Mine has been on there for at least 5 years now, never had a problem or had to replace it. I bought it at the local parts store,with a lifetime warranty.

I would definitely change the pulleys, might as well gain everything you can for the 5 seconds it'll take you to swap pulleys.
true. thanks for the info. again nice YJ
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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #32
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nice jeep but that stinger way to big,
Ya I think it needs a beacon on it so no airplanes hit it
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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #33
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stinger was so big it took 7 pieces of pipe to make it!
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stinger was so big it took 7 pieces of pipe to make it!
Tube! Well at least, HREW. I decided a round bent tube just didn't look right with the square headlights.
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