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Old March 20th, 2007, 09:10 AM
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My alternator is on the way out. Replacement LR from RN will run me north of $700 and the proline around $350. Sourcing locally I have seen everything from $125 (oreilly) with NO warantee to $275 (Napa) with a lifetime warantee. I am not currently, and dont forsee, running a ton of extra gear on the vehicle. I am not very electrically inclined here and was looking for a few pointers. Any assistance would be appreciated. I did a few searches and saw several, "I swapped out with x and all is well so far..." type of comments and wanted to solicit updated feedback.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 09:19 AM
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You can usually have yours rebuilt for about $100. That is what I would do if I were you. I replaced mine with a mean green alternator and it works fantastic, but is probably overkill for your use. If you don't go the rebuild route, the Napa is not a bad deal and if anything should ever happen to it, Napa's are easy to find.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 09:46 AM
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A good local guy should be able to rebuild it pretty cheap. The guy here peps them up to 120a. RC has good prices & are good people leave a message cuz he works another job, he will get back to you.
http://roverconnection.com/

You can also try Will Tillery @ Will is a great guy & has had some new 90 alts lately
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Old March 20th, 2007, 11:19 PM
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I am with Peter. I purchased one from rc last year. I haven't a problem with it.

AMR4247A Defender 4.0 (97) $295 Brand NEW (Magneti Marelli) High Output 120 amp (no core charge required)

That's the one I purchased. I still have the old one just sittling around waiting to get rebuilt.

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Old March 21st, 2007, 11:07 AM
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My alternator is on the way out. Replacement LR from RN will run me north of $700 and the proline around $350. Sourcing locally I have seen everything from $125 (oreilly) with NO warantee to $275 (Napa) with a lifetime warantee. I am not currently, and dont forsee, running a ton of extra gear on the vehicle. I am not very electrically inclined here and was looking for a few pointers. Any assistance would be appreciated. I did a few searches and saw several, "I swapped out with x and all is well so far..." type of comments and wanted to solicit updated feedback.
Thanks,
Matt
Advances Auto parts and such can also sell you rebuilt alternators. Probably in the $150 range as well.
I think Napa is banging on the fact that it is likely you will sell your truck before the alternator dies again..... ;-) If it is brand new, this is worth it. If not, go with a cheaper one.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 11:31 AM
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Check with Will Tillery for the 140A model(from RoverConnections IIRC).

He was selling them for $200 Shipped a few weeks back!
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How many amps is the stock alternator rated for?
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Old February 7th, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Here's another alternative: Wrangler NW Power.

It's considerably less the RN.
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Old February 7th, 2009, 10:02 PM
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Will Tillery or Rover Connection, I just got a 140 amp for my Classic..
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