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alternator choices, what are you using?
« on: Feb 02, 2016, 08:10:57 AM »
well my alternator went out  :thumbdown: (been a week, driving me crazy as this is my DD).  I'm running dual batteries, winch, hid aux lights, rock lights, cb, 30 psi on demand pump for on board shower, and all the little gadgets, My last one was a 150 amp modified Toyota unit, looking at options: another high ouput?, chevy cs144?,i have been reading alot, wanna get some suggestions, and why?  any input would be appreciated
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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2016, 07:46:24 PM »
I can't remember, are you ring 3rz or 22r? On my 80 with a 22r I'm running a $25 gm 1 wire that I had a local starter shop mess with to get about 200 amp from. Really nice not to worry with those pesky regulators and it not bog the engine down to run an electric compressor.
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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2016, 02:04:12 PM »
I put this one on my 22re 1988 4Runner after I realized how difficult it would be to fit the larger GM type.  It works well.  I still had to do a little grinding to make it fit, but it was doable.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PWM-47294

My only complaint is that you have to rev it up for awhile to get it to start charging.  It doesnt start charging at idle right after you start the engine.  Once its charging, it WILL charge at idle.

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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2016, 02:24:26 PM »
I put this one on my 22re 1988 4Runner after I realized how difficult it would be to fit the larger GM type.  It works well.  I still had to do a little grinding to make it fit, but it was doable.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PWM-47294

My only complaint is that you have to rev it up for awhile to get it to start charging.  It doesnt start charging at idle right after you start the engine.  Once its charging, it WILL charge at idle.

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yeah, this is my problem I'm finding, ive called a lot of company asking when it kicks on, people telling me 1800rpm, ive found a place about 1.5 hours away, made an appointment, he told me he will give me quote after testing unit, we'll see
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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 2016, 02:41:49 PM »
I have found that once it is charging, it will charge even at idle.  But it takes awhile to get it there.  Revving it up to 1800 a few times isn't enough, it has to be driven a bit before it does its thing.  That being said, I am happy enough with it that I will probably buy another one for my new 1985 project if it ever goes out.
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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 03, 2016, 02:53:11 PM »
If the housings are the same as the MKIII Supra, this might be worth looking into.
http://www.suprastore.com/hiou100ampal.html.
Might also see what they can do with the stock 22r one.
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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 2016, 08:00:15 AM »
Glen runs two alternators on his 79.  One is the main one, and the other is switched from inside the cab. 
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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 04, 2016, 02:53:04 PM »
My rig is a 1985 22re 4runner, no ac compressor. I run a junkyard CS144 from a Cadillac with the TG GM conversion mount. It's a tight fit but can be done. Simple wiring, good amps at 2000rpm.Works great for me

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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 04, 2016, 03:42:16 PM »
Here is a write up I did on putting a PowerMaster Alt, on my 3.0. Embedded in the write up is a link to putting one an a 22r. Pictures are gone in my write, I am going to see if I can fins them to replace them.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/toyota-truck-4runner/458156-hi-amp-alternator-3-0-v-6-a.html
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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 22, 2016, 08:47:53 PM »
Summit Racing sells one wire Chevy alternators and Trail-Gear sells the bolt on bracket. That's what I am running on my 84, efi toyota.
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Re: alternator choices, what are you using?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 01, 2017, 11:25:07 AM »
I run a 88 Cressida/supra 80 amp. Fits the same as an efi 22re alt and wires same too

 
 
 
 
 

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