My alt has a little squeak from a bearing, though it still works. Any way to get in and grease the bearing? Even if it's a sealed unit like the timing pulleys, they can still typically take grease by forcing some in the side of the cover as they aren't airtight and it'll prolong their demise.
If not, I'd like to swap in a higher amperage unit as I think mine is only like 85 amps. Something like an Outback with heated seats and full power would have to be higher than 85 amp? Reason I'd like higher amp is I have an old amplifier and a 10" Alpine R sitting around, and it'd be nice to have some low end in a car for a change, but the amplifier will most like over power the alt, even on a low gain setting. What years/models have the highest rating and are either a direct fit, or work with minor mods? i.e grooved alt pulley swap, idler swap, bracket swap, etc.
Edited by Bushwick, 01 November 2013 - 03:55 AM.