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the XT6 alt conversion
Posted 03 February 2004 - 03:27 AM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:03 AM
I ate 6 normal alts before converting (too many lights
and too thick a skull). Works great now.
The hot set up these daze seems to be the GM alt conversion.
You will find it through a simple search.
The XT6 conversion is covered in the repair manual
xt6 alt conversion
Hope this helps and beside burning out lamps from over voltage your electronics may not like it either. (assuming here you have a fancy radio and do not have an ECU)
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:35 PM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 02:49 PM
See this thread below for my writeup and pics and graphic on my own conversion:
Gm Alt writeup
Posted 03 February 2004 - 03:00 PM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 03:18 PM
But, you don't have to grind the case to fit. All that needs to be done is reverse the sleeve that fits in the rear ear of the XT6 alt. You'll also need to add a slightly larger connector for the battery power line. The pulleys are explained in the write up.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 02:08 AM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 07:26 AM
We need to find cars that have the same alt as the XT6.
Qman is correct on the XT6 (in the conversion article I wrote, I shaved a small amount off of the front ear just to make my belt line up better.)
No other steel plate is needed.
The wiring is a plug and play, and as for the main lead connection the stud on the XT 6 alt is larger in diameter.
I solved that with a pair of wire cutters on the connector eye as seen below.
A "proper" pulley can be had from a Mazda if you do not want to make a spacer. I do not know what model -sorry.
Hope this helps.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:17 AM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:50 AM
Has anyone else noticed that XT6 alteranators don't like mud? Their open design seems to be much more vulnerable to crud getting inside and chewing up the bushings. Next time around, I'm going with a GM alt.
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