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Posted 30 August 2003 - 02:31 AM
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Posted 01 September 2003 - 01:50 AM
Posted 01 September 2003 - 12:42 PM
Here is the draw of my offroad lights:
4 100 watt lights= 33.3 amp draw
+2 55 watt lights= 9.2 amp draw
+ any power required to run the relays, switch lights, etc.
So we're talking nearly 43 amps when all the lights are turned on. The stock 60 amp alternator can handle that in addition to the stock systems when running above 1500 rpm, but at idle my ammeter is reading a 30 amp discharge with all the lights on in addition to the stock lights, the radio, and the heater on low.
So that it why I want to put on a bigger alternator. I would like to find out if a legacy or impreza alternator could be made to fit, since parts are readily available for those cars, whereas finding an XT6 alternator looks like a major feat.
Posted 01 September 2003 - 12:49 PM
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Posted 01 September 2003 - 01:00 PM
I think the smaller pulley might spin it too fast, and I do a lot of cruising between 4,000 and 4,500 rpm, so I don't want the alternator to spin too fast.
Posted 01 September 2003 - 03:53 PM
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