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deervalley 06-22-2011 10:42 PM

Junkyard HO alternator?
Does anyone know if there is a 160amp OEM alternator that bolts on to our engines?

Thanks, Larry

deanthecrabman 06-23-2011 03:51 AM

Check Amazon, saw a few HO for the 5.9 recently.

CajunDodge 06-23-2011 08:17 AM

Not sure about that one, I'd have to look around, but what ya running that requires that much?

- Cajun

deervalley 06-23-2011 02:05 PM

I plan on running a winch, an inverter, and some off road lights. In the future I may upgrade the stereo system to something that will pull some juice, but I just want to be on the safe side.

HemiLonestar 07-26-2011 05:32 PM

If you find one for the 4.7, it should bolt into a 3.7

GTyankee 07-26-2011 06:14 PM

a good starter/alternator rebuild shop or auto electric shop can boost your current alternator

SnowChief 07-26-2011 07:10 PM

I run Warn winches on my trucks and actually found the need to upgrade from a 160 amp alt (came stock with my Hemis). It all depends on the load your winch will be pulling and how often you will use it. Based on my expereince and asking Warn and alt makers questions, a winch under load surges at about 400-500 amps. Thus, your alt and battery get a tremendous work-out the second you engage the winch. You may find your battery is short lived if you plan on using the winch regularly. My trucks were stalling under heavy loads (I also snow plow which requries about the same amps as a winch).

Check out DC Power Enginering's website. They have a lot of information about alts, loads, OEM issues, etc. Their alts can put out 260+ amps at idle, althhough the come at a high price. Since I use my trucks for heavy duty work, I took the DC plunge - their alternators are incredible.

robertdt1000 10-11-2012 06:32 PM

How could I get or make a power inverter to run several household plugs like a powerstrip? I know Dodge was considering making a work site truck with at least one power strip built into the bed. I love the alternators from DC power engineering.

GTyankee 10-11-2012 06:43 PM

the 2013 ram special service vehicle has a
•220-amp alternator (std: 160 amp) (BAJ)

more about that vehicle

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