Just want to let you guys know who have been helping me (if you even care haha), I swapped the 90 amp for a 136 amp alternator. Worked like a freakin' champ. Voltage drop with all of the lights is minimal (didn't test with winch) and she purrs like a kitten. If the alternator craps out I will switch her out, though I'm not thinking it will since the quality of the rebuilt parts from the local advance has always been good. Thanks guys for your input!
When you can, remove the charging wire (the 6 or 8 ga wire coming from the alt to the PDC) and remove the 2 50 amp alt fuses from the PDC...
then get yourself a piece of 4 or 2 ga battery cable and run that from the alternator directly to the pos. terminal of the battery.... while you're at the auto store getting the piece of battery cable to do this, also pick up a 150 amp mega fuse... put that somewhere in the line.
now your system will charge better (heavier wire capable of handling the higher current of the bigger alt) and the system will be protected from possible over-charging - the wiring/fusing of the PDC is only wired for a 100 amp alt (for your formerly stock 90 amp alt)... you're now capable of 136 amps + or - so the 150 amp mega fuse will protect
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Blue"]Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
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I did the Alt upgrade. I upgraded the pos and neg wire as well. Then I installed a rediculously big battery to run the winch. Then a year later I spent two days on the phone with Que running down an electrical issue. The issue would have never came about if I would have fused the POS wire. Learn from my mistake put in a fuse with the upgraded wiring it will save alot of headaches. In the end it fried a head unit killed the alt and shorted the battery.
1995 YJ. 2 inch BDS Spring lift. 1 inch shackle lift. 1.25 inch JKS Body Lift 33x12.5x15's. Engo 10,000 pound winch.
[QUOTE=Magnum;14117863] I gave the Jeep the required offering of $$, sweat, and blood, and everything works fine now. -- Jim[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=ldso;16498409]. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Luuca;16122017]diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.
Ask me how I know...[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Overhead;17658665]this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.[/QUOTE]