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H.O. alternator question.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by QMEDJoe, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Feb 1, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    QMEDJoe

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    I’m looking into ordering a H.O. alternator for my rig. I have a c.b., a 20” light bar, an arb compressor, a Blue Sea dual battery set up and a Bussman waterproof fuse box all getting installed at the end of February. I know @BamaToy1997 made them from oem housings, I reached out to him but he hasn’t been on here in awhile, I also called his business and left a message but no call back. I was looking at DC power but from what I’ve read I guess the lining up of the housing isn’t the greatest for 1st gens, I was thinking about LCE but I guess you have to switch out the pulley and I’d really just like one that is OEM match including the pulley. Is Mean Green alternators set up this way? Any info is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2019 at 9:52 PM
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  3. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:15 AM
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    Thanks for responding. I looked into the Cadillac ones and with all the splicing and it being a different size I’d just rather go with an oem housing/direct swap. The d.c. power ones you posted seem to have fitment issues and even though they look nice I’d rather not go that route. I think the Mean Green alternators are probably my best route. They are pricey but from what I’ve read our very high quality.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:20 AM
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    Not too sure on the amp rating, I’ll most likely go with over stock but not too high. I’ve read guys having issues at idle when their amps are higher. Unfortunately Mean Green has very little info on their website. All I’m going on is from what I’ve read on various websites and the over all verdict is that those who purchased Mean Green alternators we’re pleased with the product
     
  5. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:29 AM
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  6. Feb 2, 2019 at 2:14 AM
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    Do you have a local Auto Electric Shop that is well liked.

    Talk to them about turning your stock alternator up. Some might be all for a project like this others say no thanks

    You do understand the wiring does need to be upgraded for the alternator output
     
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  7. Feb 2, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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    Yes, the big three upgrade is part of the install
     
  8. Feb 2, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    Does anyone know if Toyota came out with two types of alternators for 1st gens? I read in a thread somewhere that Toyota installed a higher amperage alternator for those who had the tow package?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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  10. Feb 2, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    I recommend the big 3 upgrade with any high alt. But that’s just me
     
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  11. Feb 2, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    Yep, that’s definitely getting done. This is all in preparation for my Bussman fusebox, my Blue Sea dual battery set up and a bunch of other components that are going on as soon as I get home from Brazil!
    :yay:

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  12. Feb 2, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    Nice I went through all this last year. Got the same Bussmann, high output alt and big 3
     
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