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99 ram battery/alternator?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Barrakudaman, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Barrakudaman

    Barrakudaman Member
    Messages: 30

    I have a 99 dodge ram 2500hd. 5.9 gas. I put my 99' blizzard 810 on the truck. We have not gotten any snow to plow in wisconsin yet and i havnt really gotten to test the plow out on this truck. MY question is: Should my truck have dual batteries and or a high output alternator? When i lift the plow my battery voltage goes way down and the check guages light comes on. It may just need a new battery or alternator. but I figured I would ask what you guys thought first. The truck has no problem starting easy with the current setup. Thanks in advanceussmileyflag
  2. shep28

    shep28 Member
    Messages: 84

    I got a 200amp alt for next to nothing from custom electric. http://www.customelectricohio.com/ They service ambulances, etc. with alts. Give them a call. I got it for about $160 I think. I also installed a second batt. Rigged up a batt holder with some metal L shaped brackets from lowes. Connected the pos. from the truck batt to the second batt. and the neg. from the second batt. to the truck frame. I also installed a beefier wire from the alt. to the batt. I used a quick disconnect to connect the pos. wire from the second batt. to the truck wire. I unhook it when I don't use the plow. I also make sure that I am moving when I lift the plow, etc. Reverse keeps the revs up.
  3. Barrakudaman

    Barrakudaman Member
    Messages: 30

    ok. thanks for the info
  4. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    custom electric is good stuff theyre 5 min from my house we go there all the time good prices. my alternator died on me i bought one at advance that was wrong took it back and had mine rebuilt at custom for like half the cost of new one