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I know some 2nd gens are equipped with a high amp alternator. Not sure where to look and don't have any Denso part numbers. My stock alternator isn't sufficient. I have dual electric fans, after market fog lights. I used a smaller pulley from a Dakota, it improved but still having an issue where it falls below 14v at idle. Anybody have any part numbers or where to look?
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I don't know how true it is, but I heard to use an alternator from a cummins for a high output on our gassers. Has anyone else heard this or tried it?
Don't know if that helps at all, but maybe something to look into.
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Stay tune, I did some research on the 2nd gen alternators and whats compatible. I'll be doing a write up for us 2nd gen guys who are looking to upgrade their 90AMP alt.
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Thanks but not everybody can't afford $300+ alternators. I only have aftermarket fog lights and electric fans. 180 AMP seems a bit overkill.
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At the moment I can't afford one either but I do plan on one in the future. 180AMP is overkill for most but I would rather have too much than not enough. I found several on eBay for less. That page just happened to be one I bookmarked.
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check out the RAM SPECIAL VEHICLE alternators

by the way, your alternator is only set to 70 or 75 % output

any auto electric shop can step up the output

i would be running a 170 amp, up to 220 amp alternators are available, before you get to the more radical ones
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Honestly, I was going to go with a 120 AMP or a with a 136 AMP from a 1997 Dodge Dakota that is compatible with the 2nd gen Ram's. My 90 AMP with a smaller pulley that I pulled off a 1997 Dodge Dakota does alright but not sufficent where I need it to be. There is 2 different size cases, at the time, Denso supplied. The large case alts were either 120 or 136 AMP, the smaller case alts were only 90 AMP and couldn't improve output.
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Hopefully the PCM doesn't control the alternators output
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