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Where can I get a 120 amp or larger alternator or what toyota engine can I swap an alt. from to a 3.4 taco motor????
 

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CuriousJ0N said:
What does a stock 3.4 put out?
something like 80-90 amps.
 

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ShowStop said:
Sorry, stock alternators are not that generous.
My stock alternator is 60a output, and I heard of others that have a 70a output. The 2005 models might be bigger, but I know the pre-2005 models were never that large.
hmm...you are right in that it doesnt put out 90 amps. but i'm guessing 70-80 bc kragen, autozone, and the others all sell 80 amps as replacements. who knows. but i feel bad for your 60amp output!
 

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dezracer said:
Where can I get a 120 amp or larger alternator or what toyota engine can I swap an alt. from to a 3.4 taco motor????

If you are located in/near Houston, Lone Star Auto in Stafford can rebuild your alternator to put out at least double what you already have.

Lone Star Auto Electric Specialists
281-499-0776
 

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Jesters_taco said:
What does puting in a bigger Alt do? What sort of things are needed for a bigger one?
If you are running lots of accesories like extra lights, winches, etc. In a crunch, an alternator is a generator. If your accesories suck up more juice than your alternator can produce, it'll start draining your battery. If your battery constantly drains, the life span of that battery will be reduced drastically.

This is how I understand it. If I'm wrong, someone correct me. I'm no expert in this field, just a consumer. I run a 220 amp alternator in my DC from Dominic Iraggi. Not everyone needs one of course.
 

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ShowStop said:
Sorry, stock alternators are not that generous.
My stock alternator is 60a output, and I heard of others that have a 70a output. The 2005 models might be bigger, but I know the pre-2005 models were never that large.
The 05 with tow package has a 130A alternator, now we just need a wrecked 05 to see how hard it is to adapt to the 3.4
 

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I am thinking of getting the same 220 from Iraggi. Did you need to modify anything to make it fit. Brakets, wirings, or any issues along the way. Any help would be great. They swear theirs are better than the competition. There are so many choices though.
Thanks
 

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shovelracer said:
I am thinking of getting the same 220 from Iraggi. Did you need to modify anything to make it fit. Brakets, wirings, or any issues along the way. Any help would be great. They swear theirs are better than the competition. There are so many choices though.
Thanks
They ship you the alternator with some washers that are welded together. You'll need to use them as spacers. As for the wiring, you'll have to cut your old plug off and install the new plug. Make sure you KEEP your old plug, just in case you need a backup. I own one of his alternators, and I love it. I think there was a Mr.Alternator link here...and thats supposed to be plug and play. If I knew that from the start, I would have went that route. (if you didn't need/want 220amps vs. thier 150amp).

The alternator I recieved from Dominic was a modified GMC unit made to fit my 01 DC.
 
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