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post #16 of 24 Old 10-07-2012, 10:12 PM
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Dillonjm, those tube fenders look great. I spoke to Chris (c & c fab), he took the time to answer my questions, real pleasant guy. I also order a rear bumper from Dirtyworx, I will be building the tire carrier myself. I will post pics when I am done.
He seemed like a nice guy when I was down there as well. I think you'll like them.

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Dillonjm, I also fabricated a gas tank skit, holders for the quick disconnects on the sway bars and even painted the jeep in my back yard. I will get all the pics posted once I am done. Trying to finish before it gets too cold here in NY.
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post #18 of 24 Old 12-31-2012, 04:56 PM
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I want to thank you guys in the know for all of the good information provided in this forum. I have a 94YJ 2.5L. I have KC lights, winch, stereo, etc. I research for the best way to up grade the original alternator in my jeep, this is what I came up with, with you guys help of course.

First I bought a Diehard P2 $240, which fits perfectly on the YJ battery Tray. I bough a 25' roll of welding wire #2 ($50), cable lugs. I re-wire all of my negative and positive cables, example: battery (-) to motor and battery (-) to fire wall. Battery (+) to starter, battery (+) to PDC.

Alt I bought at Autozone for a Jeep Grand Cherokee 136amp $130. Direct fit. Disconnected the 6 gage ground wire going to the engine and replace it with #2 welding wire. The positive side I ran to a 150 amp ANL fuse and fuse holder then to battery positive.

On a side note, you may wonder about the cut out fenders, I am waiting for a set of tube fenders from C & C Fabrication.

Did a test run. Hooked up to my dump truck from the bottom of my drive way, all lights on, stereo on, on idle I winched myself to the top (I would not do this on a real winching situation). No sweat.

Thanks guys
All you had to do was swap the alternator then upgrade the wire that has a higher fuse able link? I'm trying to do this in my 2.5l yj
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post #19 of 24 Old 12-31-2012, 07:54 PM
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I would to read this thread.

Is there anyway you could resize the pics so I can see the printed words?

Thank you!


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I want to thank you guys in the know for all of the good information provided in this forum. I have a 94YJ 2.5L. I have KC lights, winch, stereo, etc. I research for the best way to up grade the original alternator in my jeep, this is what I came up with, with you guys help of course.

First I bought a Diehard P2 $240, which fits perfectly on the YJ battery Tray. I bough a 25' roll of welding wire #2 ($50), cable lugs. I re-wire all of my negative and positive cables, example: battery (-) to motor and battery (-) to fire wall. Battery (+) to starter, battery (+) to PDC.

Alt I bought at Autozone for a Jeep Grand Cherokee 136amp $130. Direct fit. Disconnected the 6 gage ground wire going to the engine and replace it with #2 welding wire. The positive side I ran to a 150 amp ANL fuse and fuse holder then to battery positive.

On a side note, you may wonder about the cut out fenders, I am waiting for a set of tube fenders from C & C Fabrication.

Did a test run. Hooked up to my dump truck from the bottom of my drive way, all lights on, stereo on, on idle I winched myself to the top (I would not do this on a real winching situation). No sweat.

Thanks guys
I'm doing the same thing, besides the alt being direct fit. All you did was upgrade the wires running off the alt, and you used #2 welding wire n used that to replace the ground side? Was it pretty simple??

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I'm doing the same thing, besides the alt being direct fit. All you did was upgrade the wires running off the alt, and you used #2 welding wire n used that to replace the ground side? Was it pretty simple??

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Typically with hi amp alternators you upgrade the Big 3.

•Upgrade the charge lead from the alternator output stud to the battery, with a 150 Amp fuse
•Upgrade the return path between the alternator and vehicle ground
•Upgrade the return path between the battery negative (-) and the vehicle ground

4AWG is more than adequate fr a 136 Amp alt

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Typically with hi amp alternators you upgrade the Big 3.

•Upgrade the charge lead from the alternator output stud to the battery, with a 150 Amp fuse
•Upgrade the return path between the alternator and vehicle ground
•Upgrade the return path between the battery negative (-) and the vehicle ground

4AWG is more than adequate fr a 136 Amp alt
Okay and the 150 amp fuse, can you get in in the 4AWG or does that have to run through the box?
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Okay and the 150 amp fuse, can you get in in the 4AWG or does that have to run through the box?
Something like this... http://ceautoelectricsupply.com/alte...ationkits.html

or make your own..

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Something like this... http://ceautoelectricsupply.com/alte...ationkits.html

or make your own..
Thanks a lot I'm gonna get this kit. I'm also gonna get the GC alternator from auto zone I believe it's 136amps. Ill take pics and let ya know how it turns out !
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