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Replacing Regular alternator to Heavy duty alternator...???????????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mr.Tacoma, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Jul 28, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    Mr.Tacoma

    Mr.Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I hav come to conclusion to replace my reg. alternator (NON TRD) to Heavy duty..as while towing i smoked the alternator. I hear TOW package alternators came with 130AMP while regular ones were only 90 or 100 AMPS. Does 30 amps make such a differnce of juice while towing..??
    By rebuilding it to 180AMP or 150AMPs kill anyother electrics..Is it safe.?
    Any thoughts appreciated...thnks folks.
     
  2. Jul 28, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    maineah

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    Many campers are prewired with a camper battery charge wire so the bigger alternator with the factory tow package is just for that purpose. The current rating being higher will not hurt your electronics but maybe much more then you really need the extra current comes at a incremental cost.
     
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