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#1 [HTi]Johnson

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 01:45 AM

I was thinking that I should replace my stock ALternator with a high output one, good idea? If so what are some suggestions? Or should I buy a reliable OEM standard? Maybe an underdrive pulley? THanks, [HTi]Johnson

#2 calebz

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 07:40 AM

The XT6 alt (90 amp) can be used in place of stock, but it requires some modifications. See the UltimateSubaru Repair manual for specifics. Beyond that, you are looking at some fabrication. Most commonly used is a GM alt, as the wiring setup is similar to a soob.

#3 [HTi]Johnson

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 12:29 PM

OH thanks for the help. But will the 90 amp fry anything?

#4 oddcomp

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 09:43 AM

i run a gm alt wire for wire and have yet to fry anything and often hit past 5500 rpm on a 220k+ mile motor .. err i prolly shouldn't
but it all works fine had to weld up my own bracket
but its far cheaper if you have the tools and time to do a gm alt than it is
to pay for a low amp suby alt
that will die again
gm units tend to last.... wel dam near for ever the one i am using came off a car that was alst driven in umm i think 93???




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