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Old June 13th, 2011, 03:19 PM
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Still haven't heard back. If they're just rebuilt, were you able to send your old one for a discount or anything then?

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Another option is the mean green.
I was thinking about that. Did you have one and have issues?

http://74.200.83.64/forum/showthread.php?p=102553
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Old June 13th, 2011, 03:53 PM
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I like the write up on James's site. If you switch to a 120 do you notice the power increase? It looks really nice and easy to do.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 04:10 PM
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I may be a bit late here, but TNTLR has the YLE10100 for $189 - says they're 100 AMP, however, always thought these were 120

http://tntlr.com/content/alternator-100-amp
I just talked to bill, he said he had a couple but they went a while back. That would have been a smokin deal as they were Genuine parts.

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I like the write up on James's site. If you switch to a 120 do you notice the power increase? It looks really nice and easy to do.
I haven't notice a difference other than the fact that it works flawlessly. I'm still running a single Diehard Platinum... haven't upgraded to dual batteries yet. I would like to say that during long periods of winching at night with all 6 Hella's lit it doesn't even dim the lights, but I can't back that up...
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Old June 13th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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If its anything similar to upgrading your alternator on a series then yes you will notice a touch of perkiness on startup and lights are a little brighter, etc.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 05:15 PM
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I just talked to bill, he said he had a couple but they went a while back. That would have been a smokin deal as they were Genuine parts.
He has a lot of great stuff at excellent prices - not all in stock right now, as we can see..
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Old June 13th, 2011, 05:40 PM
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Tillery just said he doesn't have anything available for alternators.
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Speaking up on behalf of cheap bastards everywhere -- when the stock Magnetti Marelli on my RRC packed it in, I picked up a 120 amp Bosch alternator from a VW at a junkyard. It was almost a bolt in -- I had to cut down the Rover pivot mount by about .5" to fit the spacing of the Bosch. I used the Rover pulley and a mix of spacers from both alternators to align the pulley.

Worked like a charm, cost about $20 and a couple hours of time, including beer drinking.
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Speaking up on behalf of cheap bastards everywhere -- when the stock Magnetti Marelli on my RRC packed it in, I picked up a 120 amp Bosch alternator from a VW at a junkyard. It was almost a bolt in -- I had to cut down the Rover pivot mount by about .5" to fit the spacing of the Bosch. I used the Rover pulley and a mix of spacers from both alternators to align the pulley.

Worked like a charm, cost about $20 and a couple hours of time, including beer drinking.

spacers: is that a stack of washers.... Ebay has lots of options with 1 year warranties, it is a fine for most peoples needs... I dont see the need to drop $400 bucks so you can name drop your alternator. Money is equally spent on a nice fridge to keep the beer cold.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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spacers: is that a stack of washers.... Ebay has lots of options with 1 year warranties, it is a fine for most peoples needs... I dont see the need to drop $400 bucks so you can name drop your alternator. Money is equally spent on a nice fridge to keep the beer cold.
Yes, the spacers are just washers. The Bosch alt came with a serp belt pulley, RRC had a v belt, so I just mixed and matched until the pulley lined up. An alternator is an alternator is an alternator. And after years of Fiat and Alfa ownership, I view "Marelli" as the Italian speling of Lucas...
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Old June 14th, 2011, 12:39 PM
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I see that George is selling 3 different types on his website.
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I see that George is selling 3 different types on his website.
Yeah, I saw those...that would reduce my amps by about half of current output.

I just bought a 140 AMP unit, so hopefully it'll be here by Friday/Saturday.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 01:30 PM
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Where did you get it? Please post some pictures of the job.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 03:12 PM
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Will do. I should have haggled a little more, but oh well. I bought the amp from Action Alternator and Starter, Inc. after looking around on the Internet a bunch, hearing from Will Tillery that he does not have alternators, and then hearing from those who have used the company in the past, and who still have their alternators installed.

They had the stock 85 and 100 AMP versions as well as a 140 AMP version that people have been running in their Defenders and Discos.

Action Alternator and Starter, Inc. - 801-292-1270

http://www.actionalternator.com/

Will report back once rec'd, installed, and tested.
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Did you see this google search link? One of the first search results for me, but I know everyone else's search results are different.

http://www.qualitypowerauto.com/catalog.php?item=374

Says it's 160 amp. I was eyeing this one for when the time comes. But if the guys you say are in Utah I might be in luck there too.

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Old June 14th, 2011, 10:14 PM
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Looks like they need a 5 day lead time to build it and you need to allocate another few days to let it ship ground. You'd better order it before it actually goes.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 11:30 PM
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Why didn't you get the one James sold? Also is there a amp limit?
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Old June 15th, 2011, 07:56 AM
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Because I started off with one price in mind, bumped it up $50, bumped it up another $50 and realized I could get 140 amps (that's more than 120), bolt on, from a company that people have been buying from either wittingly or not (reseller sells their amps) and those buyers were recommending the same alt and reseller. I cut out the middle man, went straight to the source, and I should have it ASAP.
The MAN7464 is a nice bit of kit. I believe it was originally intended for a CAT tractor, so it definitely puts out some power. Short answer: it was more than double what I had originally budgeted for the repair, so I found another solution.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 10:20 AM
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Makes sense. So is there a limit to the amps?
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Old June 15th, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Bigger amps ... more engine load ... lower gas mileage.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 10:49 AM
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Lower amps = dimmer headlights = I do not see the deer down the road = I die
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