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Alternator question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by odiesplace, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Nov 19, 2020 at 5:07 AM
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    odiesplace

    odiesplace [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Greetings Tacoma folks,
    My trusty 95 with a 2.7 has finally reached the point of needing a new alternator. Being left in the north Oregon coast range in November with a dead battery, no fun.
    I read somewhere, I believe here that some are using a Suzuki alternator to upgrade the amp output. Can anyone confirm this or direct me to the thread. I did a search but found nothing
    Thanks
    Odie
     
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  2. Nov 19, 2020 at 5:17 AM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    This means that I don’t have to worry about an alternator until about 2035!

    :yes::woot:
     
  3. Nov 19, 2020 at 5:21 AM
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    I forgot the disclaimer that I bought the truck used about 5 yrs ago so I have no idea how old the alternator is. Although it got me home after a jump and whacking it with a hatchet. Lol
     
  4. Nov 19, 2020 at 5:23 AM
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    Find a starter/alternator shop that rebuilds them. They can usually boost output during a rebuild and it will cost less than a new one.
     
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    What kind of added loads do you have you need higher output?/

    Your planning to up grade the rest of the charging system??
     
  8. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    Running a vr12 winch, lights, ham radio. Yes I plan on upgrading the rest of the system
     
  9. Nov 22, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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    Hey, this Subaru alt I read the threads about is amazing. What a find. Any chance it will make my headlights brighter? Silverstars, new clear lenes, still can’t see squat
     

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