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alternators

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by frndinalowplace, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    after installing several lights and a two strobes, i find excessive dimming when using the plow. I know that there is dimming no matter what, but this is alot. what kind of alternators do you reccommend 150 amps or more?? the truck is a 2002 Chevy 2500HD 4x4. any websites where i can find good prices?
     
  2. snow warrior

    snow warrior Member
    Messages: 61

    DONT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH MINE AND I HAVE TWO STROBES AND TWO AUX BACKUP LIGHTS AND IM STOCK :confused:
     
  3. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    i have only a 105 amp alternator. not saying its really bad, just inconvenience and im thinking about the long run too. doesnt the 8.1 come with a larger alterantor than 105?
     
  4. snow warrior

    snow warrior Member
    Messages: 61

    SORRY I THINK YOUR RIGHT :confused: I'LL CHECK TOMMOROW AND RE POST WITH AMP SIZE. SORRY ITS IN MY GARAGE AT THE OFFICE.
     
  5. calhoun

    calhoun Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    The snow plow prep package (VYU) comes with a 145amp alternator. At least it does in the 03 04 years.
     
  6. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Your alternator size doesn't determine if your lights dim or not......your battery reserve capacity does.

    Inspect and clean ALL plow and battery + and - connections. Wire brush, emery paper, etc....just get them clean.

    Then load test the battery. Single batteries used heavily in a plowing environment sometimes struggle to make it past 2-3 years.