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Upgraded alternator 3.4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by EricU, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Mar 20, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    That is easily addressable, just go up a few millimeters
     
  2. Mar 20, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    As I said, the power steering belt works (its what I use). Just to eliminate some of the guessing work.
     
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  3. Mar 20, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Oh sorry, missed that. I will file that away for future reference!

    I think the AD244 uses the same pulley, though of course it would be mounted a schoche farther from the other pulley CLs, due to the larger diameter of the alt case.

    Again, when I do this I'll type up a Mini-HowTo and share here. But this isn't a priority at the present.

    One thing I do recall from my research when doing the job on the S10, however- the CS130 and the AD244 use different connectors. The AD244 connector was about $40 at a parts store (which is just damn ridiculous). I think I pulled mine out of a 2001 Chevy fullsize pickup for $5.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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    This upgrade is as old as the hills. For me it's the best bang for the buck and ease of install for those that need the amps. Higher ampacity power cables (welding cable), terminals, shrink wrap and a crimper can had for the cost of a "big three" cable set set. A ready made "Denso to Delco" adapter for the control wiring can be had for around $15.

    I have done three of these now. Depending on the exact original application, the CS144 can come with different diameter and offset pulleys along with clocking of the end bell. Further I believe there is some variance in the OE mount brackets. Some have had slight misalignment, I did not.
    I would look into a local source rather than online because all three I ordered were damaged in shipping but happily and quickly exchanged by Amazon. A pain in the rear nonetheless.
    Another thing to consider is the "all new" units in the $130-$150 range are not made by Delco. Yes even the ones sold by Delco in Delco boxes. They are made for Delco and a bunch of other vendors for that matter. Next time I may consider a reman actual Delco from a local source. Delco made units will have "Delco Remy" name cast on the end bell. (see pic)

    I reused the stock alt belt but had to cut around 3/4" off the coolant hose to the oil cooler on each job, two 99's and a 98. OE alt is carried as a bolt in trail spare.
    The CS144 is a workhorse and a common upgrade in many venues. A "bolt in" kit can be had to kick it up to 200A. In stock form it's just loafing compared to rewound stockers.
    Further, the output at crankshaft idle RPM is around 100A.
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    Harness adapter with the unused terminal hole plugged with a short bit of an old o-ring
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  5. Mar 20, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    Same here, used a p/s belt.
     
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  6. Mar 21, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    Wish I would have seen this years ago I’ve been running a 270 amp DC power alt with billet case. Its so hard to spin that if the belt isn’t brand new and kept tight it will spin and squeal, pretty damn annoying, and will burn belts right off if not adjusted or checked regularly for tightness. It works but its so tuff to spin that I cannot run a supercharged setup because it will shit belts like diarrhea! I want to listen to my Focal speakers and 2000watts but I like horsepower waay more. I need one in the 200 amp range that spins easier. Hit me up on a pm Bama, i’m becoming interested.
     
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  7. Mar 21, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    Damn! How often does it take out the fan bearings?
     
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  8. Mar 21, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    Knock on wood they are luckier than the belt and haven’t went south.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    As for what I have available, 200A and 250A units that are, mechanically, a direct bolt in. This means no custom brackets, no different belts, no piggyback harness. That being said, the factory electrical system is not capable of handling the 200A or 250A charge capabilities of the higher output alternators. The alternator charge cable is too small really, and it goes to the fuse box instead of directly to the battery, as it should have been from the get-go. So I also build cable kits to handle all of this, and improve on the factory wiring. DM me with your truck specs, and what you are looking at getting done!
     
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    Neat offer, and handy for folks that can't build their own stuff, but I will pass. I built electrical systems on Nuclear Aircraft Carriers and similar, pretty sure I can handle this. ;)
     
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    The offer was for Lub my yoga who asked me to.....hehehe :cheers:
     
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    Are you finally back on here Bama? I’ve been curious about your alternator kit for a year now. If you can pm me I’d appreciate it, hoping to price out the big 3 and alternator.
     
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    Bama, if you're still around...and I hope you are....I'm interested in the cost of one of your HO Alternators if still available. Please PM me, and Thank you.

    Would be for......
    2003 Toyota Tacoma 3.4 PreRunner
     
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    Wasn't aware of that thread.
    Bama offered a HO Alternator that uses the oem casing so there are no fit issues, and the alternators he built put out more amps at idle. The putting out more at idle is what I'm looking for.
     
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    James, I appreciate the link on the cadi alternator write up. Do you have to run an upgraded wire from the alternator to the fuse box? I currently have 4 gauge wire running from the stock alternator to the battery with a 80 amp fuse in between. I still have the stock wiring in place from the alt. to the fuse box to the battery. I'm sorta piggybacking.
    Also a 4 gauge wire from the alternator (where is bolts from the front) to the chasis as another ground.
    Appreciate your help.
     
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    no i just drilled the factory ring connector to accept the larger stud diameter than floded over a couple tabs on the factory connector and it worked like the factory alt

    the factory 80 amp fuse was stuck in there i broke it to pieces but the metal part of the fuse remained so i just said fuck it and it worked till i rebuilt my factory alt for $15 and returned the caddy alt for like $200 after core
     
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    I replaced the brushes in my stock alternator about 2 years ago. They were wore down pretty thin. I'm trying to find an alternator shop that will replace the bearings. I can change out the regulator myself.
    Lot of ifs, ands & buts. If I rebuild it, will that make much a difference or go with a HO alternator?????
    James, again, Thank you man.

    Below is a link to a site that has the kits and much more.
    https://www.maniacelectricmotors.co...UUl5gcXENtYRXjnacRMrdxgAhWkBrb20aAoShEALw_wcB
     
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    i did the bearings myself in an afternoon in the bed of my truck at my apartment complex it was simple

    there was this place "escobars electric" they had all the parts in stock i paid $15 cash
     

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