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Old January 25th, 2004, 09:49 PM   #1
 
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Alterstart alternators

has anyone put any Alterstart high output alt in ur cars?

i m thinkin of getting one, in the website it says that they are a direct replacement, wires everything will b ehte same, excep for the fact that u gotta change the gauge, but the pullies i guess they called would be the same.
but is it really? reason i m askin is dat i believe long time ago i read a thread or so that was saying that u gotta change ur pullies or something, like the wheel was smaller or something. any help would be appreciated
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I got their 150amp for the 4 cyl and it wiorks great...and i have alot of electronics suckin on it....give them a call they will set u up with the right one!!!
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cooo, everythign was a direct replacement? no need to customize anything?
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yes, just take out the old and in with the new
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Old January 25th, 2004, 11:34 PM   #5
 
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I have the 180a and it's going strong, almost 3 years old, my stock died within months of my system.

you might want to try searching as well http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...der=descending
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tried the searchin, thanks for link tho.

well one of the reasons why i was askin whether it was a direct replacemen is that "Alterstart claims 180 but their pulley is smaller, u'll need a shorter belt"

i heard this from some ppl, but others say u dont, so i was wonderin who's right i guess.
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They ship with different pullies !!! I called to verify. Mine from 1 year ago require a belt about 1/2" shorter - per their tech.

My alterstart also died after 14 month. Pay for the lifetime warranty and exchange it !
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tried the searchin, thanks for link tho.

well one of the reasons why i was askin whether it was a direct replacemen is that "Alterstart claims 180 but their pulley is smaller, u'll need a shorter belt"

i heard this from some ppl, but others say u dont, so i was wonderin who's right i guess.
They started doing the smaller pulley bit after I bought mine. The smaller pulley lowers the needed rpms to be at full charge, in effect it overdrives the alternator at idle, after a certain rpm it's current limited so the high speed part doesn't matter. Several folks I know had the small pulley yanked off and their stock one put on, but that's up to you, you would get less juice at idle.
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illegalackord is, or should i say was selling one, he might still have it. search or PM him.
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yeah but illegalackord has a V6, you cant use that alt. in the 4cyl
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where did u guys get ur alternators from and how much
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It's been at least a year or two since I last put the Alterstart Alt in my 6th gen. If you have a EX V6, which uses an automatic tensioner, the Alterstart Alternator has a smaller pulley that will eventually slip. I don't know if they corrected this yet but it would be best to keep their pulley and get a smaller belt.
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Old January 29th, 2004, 03:27 PM   #13
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yeah if u call 1800 607 0016, they have the 180 amp alternator for 249 right now , ask for bill
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yeah if u call 1800 607 0016, they have the 180 amp alternator for 249 right now , ask for bill
Sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but is this number legit? I mean is this Alterstart themselves? My alternator is sounding all superchargerish so I think it's time for a new one....
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Sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but is this number legit? I mean is this Alterstart themselves? My alternator is sounding all superchargerish so I think it's time for a new one....

their webiste http://www.4alterstart.com/

from contact info in their site
(800) 607-0016 (toll-free)

(214) 330-5900

(214) 330-5949 (fax)

Alterstart Systems, Inc.
4919 W. Davis
Dallas, TX 75211
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Cheaper$$ on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...932900456&rd=1

Only 2 year warranty

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got with alterstart!!!! do NOT get the one on ebay as it will work for the two year warr. but after that will brake soon. Alterstart has a shorter pully for the belts and that causes them to use the alternator more...so they know they are going to become bad at a point. But thats where the lifetime warr. comes in. You just replace it out with a new one.
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do NOT get the one on ebay
Save some $$ and take your chances or pay full price for lifetime warranty.
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do whatever u please but dont cry to me when you have to purchase another alt. in a few years...
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lol, I knew this would happen to me eventually. I ordered it from alterstart the 180A one. I just wanna verify I should use the pully provided and replace my belts during the install correct? There's no other modifying I have to take care of?
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your gonna want to get the upgraded power wire and install that too
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question...

if i have a EX V6, and i have Unorthodox Racing SS Pullies, will the Alt pulley fit on an Alterstart?
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ur gonna have to call them and talk it over with them...tell us what they say
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if i have a EX V6, and i have Unorthodox Racing SS Pullies, will the Alt pulley fit on an Alterstart?

yes it will fit!you will lose a very unnoticible HP, but i rather used alterstart pulley like illusion said it will give you more juice on idle. imagine bumping your system while in traffic without dimming a single light!
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thanks guys, I ordered the alternator and suggested wiring kit, and will be running with the provided pulley not my UR one.
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